Archive for February, 2017

January/February 2017 Issue of Aeqai Online

February 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Aeqai’s back with a double issue, January/February, 2016, and the new issue has just posted.  We hope that you’ll find our slight increase in cultural criticism and some theoretical articles appealing, as we do, as we plan to increase posting articles like these.  Jack Wood, a printmaker of increasing renown, sent us, by request, an essay […]

“The Trump L’Oeil Olé!” SOFT REGARDS: INSTALLATION BY ELENA HARVEY COLLINS AND LIZ ROBERTS Weston Art Gallery DEC. 9, 2016–JAN. 29, 2017. A Déjà Revue by Regan Brown

February 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in *, January/February 2017

“The Trump L’Oeil Olé!”  SOFT REGARDS:  INSTALLATION BY ELENA HARVEY COLLINS AND LIZ ROBERTS Weston Art Gallery DEC. 9, 2016–JAN. 29, 2017.  A Déjà Revue by Regan Brown

“I read a theory once that the human intellect was like peacock feathers. Just an extravagant display intended to attract a mate. All of art, literature, a bit of Mozart, William Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and the Empire State Building just an elaborate mating ritual. Maybe it doesn’t matter that we have accomplished so much for the […]

“Max Beckmann in New York,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, through February 20, 2017

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“Max Beckmann in New York,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, through February 20, 2017

In “Max Beckmann in New York,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art has brought together 14 works painted when the artist lived in the city in 1949 and 1950, and 25 earlier paintings (1920-1948) from New York collections. Although the New York-centric focus would appear to be narrow, the show provides a concise overview of his […]

Report from New York: Walking between Dreams in Three Immersive Cinematic Exhibitions

February 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in *, January/February 2017

Report from New York: Walking between Dreams in Three Immersive Cinematic Exhibitions

This winter, three major New York institutions hosted exhibitions of immersive, moving image installations. In many ways the works featured in these shows were direct descendants of “expanded cinema,” a term now used broadly to describe many artistic practices engaging the physical situation of moving images outside of theaters though first applied to the utopian […]

Feeling History: “The Poetry of Place” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, December 10, 2016-June 11, 2017

February 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in *, January/February 2017

Feeling History: “The Poetry of Place”  at the Cincinnati Art Museum,  December 10, 2016-June 11, 2017

“The Poetry of Place” is a small show at the Cincinnati Art Museum, with only 18 photographs by only three artists, William Clift, Michael Kenna, and Linda Connor, the works all selected from the Museum’s permanent collection and organized by Curatorial Assistant of Photography Emily Bauman. In recent years, there have been some outstanding museum […]

Caroline Wells Chandler: Crocheting Utopia

February 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in *, January/February 2017

Caroline Wells Chandler: Crocheting Utopia

This essay hopes to provide readers a theoretical analysis of the queer abstraction of Caroline Wells Chandler (b.1985), a contemporary New York painter. The methodology of the essay will operate from a queer feminist vantage point orienting Chandler’s work within the futurity of the late José Esteban Munõz (1967-2013) in Cruising Utopia, the then and […]

Color Beauty Vision – Carl Solway Gallery

February 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Color Beauty Vision - Carl Solway Gallery

  Color is the lush and unapologetic feature that binds the three artists whose solo presentations opened Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at the Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati and continue through April 29. Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson’s new woven silk weavings are the quiet scene-stealers of the Solway shows, though all three artists weigh in with […]

Ruins in Drinking Glasses: Michael Dopp’s “Capriccio” at Roberts & Tilton

February 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Ruins in Drinking Glasses: Michael Dopp's "Capriccio" at Roberts & Tilton

“Capriccio,” Michael Dopp’s show in Roberts & Tilton’s small secondary gallery, features 18 ink drawings brimming with symbolism. From afar, their washy Old Masterish monochromaticity suggests pictures one would find hanging in a musty museum or library display case rather than on the walls of a contemporary gallery. Closer observation reveals that the venerable academic […]

“Pieced together: Expression, Memory, Identity”

February 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

"Pieced together: Expression, Memory, Identity"

“Pieced together: Expression, Memory, Identity” YWCA, Women’s Gallery, 898 Walnut St. Cincinnati, Ohio Artists: Jamie Van Landuyt, Elizabeth Leal and Sara Caswell Pearce Through April 13th, 2017 This show, entitled “Pieced Together”, brings forward a variety of work by women in our community in multiple mediums. Elizabeth Leal’s sculptural pieces are organic in formal concept […]

Resolutions: 1. More Art

February 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Resolutions:  1.  More Art

To start the new year right, Wash Park Art Gallery offers an exhibit of twenty artists, both painters and photographers, that will run through February 18. Holly Doan Spraul, gallery owner and curator, has covered the walls of this 19th century house with as many works as possible. One painting even hangs in the bathroom. […]

George Rush Walls, Windows, Rooms, People At the Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio

February 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

George Rush  Walls, Windows, Rooms, People At the Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio

George Rush complicates the privacy of domestic and gallery space with his exhibition Walls, Windows, Rooms, People at the Weston Gallery. Using changes in texture, color and spatial context, Rush asks the viewer to simultaneously act as voyeur and participant in his airy carefully planned pictures. Rush visited the great Roman wall paintings in Italy […]

Widening the Net: Performance Art Overview Part II

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Widening the Net: Performance Art Overview Part II

Cincinnati is changing. We have seen the revitalization of the urban center and new galleries popping up in each verging neighborhood. Although it has been exciting to live amidst this cultural renaissance, it is also easier to ignore the realities of living in the Midwest. The dedication of individuals to plant roots and create the […]

Behind the Scenes of an Artist’s Work: Shippers, Framers, Restorers and Conservators Who Make the Artist Shine

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Behind the Scenes of an Artist’s Work:  Shippers, Framers, Restorers and Conservators Who Make the Artist Shine

Behind the scenes of an artist’s work are shippers, framers, restorers and conservators essential to an artist. Cincinnati has several people working in those fields. For this article, we talked with many people who perform such necessary tasks. One of the more experienced restorers and conservators is Doug Eisele, president/CEO, Old World Restorations, Inc. and […]

PAINTING IN PUBLIC

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

PAINTING IN PUBLIC

Kevin T. Kelly and his son, Jack Kelly, are in the same line of work. They are artists; they make paintings. This is often a solitary craft, practiced in the studio, possibly alone. Their recent project at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport was not at all like that. They worked twelve ten-hour days (9 a.m. […]

Fotofolio – Lars Anderson

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Fotofolio - Lars Anderson

                              “Shrouded” Lar’s statement: When I look closely at the world, I tend to see a collection of abstractions. This work is motivated by the possibility that, if enough of those elements can be assembled and arranged, something curious or sublime […]

Letter from New York

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Letter from New York

We aren’t able to sleep. Or maybe worse, we are. The panic comes and goes, and then it stays. As presidential orders are meted out at a dizzying pace by the American kyriarchy, art criticism can start to feel frivolous. Perhaps it is frivolous. There are protests to organize, senators to call, tweets to be […]

“VOULKOS: The Breakthrough Years,” Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, through March 15, 2017

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

“VOULKOS: The Breakthrough Years,” Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, through March 15, 2017

    “VOULKOS: The Breakthrough Years” at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City traces the evolution of Peter Voulkos from accomplished potter to one of the most—quite arguably the most—transformative clay artist of the 20th century.  The exhibition was co-curated by Glenn Adamson, former Nanette L. Laitman director of the Museum […]

Ella Weber – Artist Profile

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Ella Weber - Artist Profile

I stumbled across the work of Ella P. Weber on Instagram. I was thumbing through my feed as I normally do. I was feeling listless, waiting on laundry, my mind in a spin cycle from the shaken wake of the past week’s governmental proceedings. I was looking for an out. It’s been feeling most important […]

Trans rights, melting glaciers, evil-thwarting shields: just another Houston gallery-hop, just another January in America

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Trans rights, melting glaciers, evil-thwarting shields: just another Houston gallery-hop, just another January in America

In a month when most of us are struggling to find a concise slogan for our protest signs, Houston’s inner loop as usual is a nest of artistic treasures. This month, I couldn’t bring myself to pay to see Edgar Degas painting at the MFAH (if it’s really “more than ballerinas,” why are you still […]

Mind The Gap

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Mind The Gap

Mind The Gap   When fashion designers gather to showcase their haute couture collections in Paris twice a year, it’s generally an anything goes scenario. To be included in this elite company of artisans, chosen specifically by the Paris Chamber of Commerce, is an honor and only given to those designers at the top of […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

Expecting   My wife is expecting me to be the man I promised to be when I told her “even when we return to dust, I am certain our molecules will be holding hands creating something solid like we always have.”   My wife is expecting a sober husband soon. One who tears through expectations […]

“The Dispossessed” by Szilard Borbely

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

The grinding dailiness of poverty is so well delineated in Szilard Borbely’s novel The Dispossessed, that we realize that we may have become inured to the sufferings of other people (once known as “compassion overload” a couple of presidential cycles ago).  This Hungarian novel swept that country by surprise; it takes place as Communism took […]

“Transit” by Rachel Cusk

February 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in January/February 2017

If you haven’t yet discovered the young English writer Rachel Cusk, I urge you to do so.  Last year’s offering from her , Outline,  was just a shard less spectacular than her just released new novel Transit (note the use of single words as her titles: her writing’s as spare as those one words, with […]