Archive for March, 2017

March Issue of Aeqai Online

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Since the Editor Daniel Brown’s computer stopped working on Friday, March 17, we are simply notifying our readers that the March issue of Aeqai has now posted.  Columns that were not included in this month’s issue will appear in our April issue.  Check www.aeqai.com/main  to go directly to the new issue.

“Calling” by Kate Kern at the Weston Art Gallery

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in *, March 2017

“Calling” by Kate Kern at the Weston Art Gallery

The realm of artist Kate Kern is the ethereal space of imagination, wherein she depicts an actual, tangible place that is like this world, but not quite. Here it is, a bare room, a few empty chairs, the wind ruffling the curtains. Here it is, the dense voids of deep sea and deep space. And […]

“Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris,” Taft Museum of Art, through May 17, 2017

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“Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris,” Taft Museum of Art, through May 17, 2017

It was just before Valentine’s Day, when I saw the lavish “Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris” exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art, and how I longed for a wealthy beau. The show features some 75 pieces of French jewelry, primarily from the early 19th- to mid-20th centuries. They are from […]

KayWalkingStick at the Dayton Art Institute

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KayWalkingStick at the Dayton Art Institute

I can’t decide if I should leap for joy or feel cheated by the art world when I discover yet another marvelous woman artist who has not received appropriate mainstream recognition. Here’s Kay WalkingStick, now in her eighties and thriving in her studio practice, who has had a vibrant career with early New York accolades. […]

Short Circuits and Exposed Networks: The Wired at Weston Gallery

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in *, March 2017

Short Circuits and Exposed Networks: The Wired at Weston Gallery

Artworks today enter digital markets of circulation. Even the seemingly dematerialized, non-commodifiable works of land art and conceptual art are subject to economies of reproduction and intellectual property. The contours and cracks of these networks inform four very recent artworks in The Wired, an exhibition currently on view at the Alice F. and Harris K. […]

“Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor” Cincinnati Art Museum through May 7, 2017

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"Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor” Cincinnati Art Museum through May 7, 2017

​ On the quiet Tuesday that I visited the “Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor” exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum, there were only a few people in the gallery, mostly middle-aged men. They were carefully studying the 11 suits of armor on view, but were equally intent on the many, many weapons on display: a […]

Why I Continue to Fight

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in March 2017

Why I Continue to Fight

In 2012, I found out that I had breast cancer. To avoid recurrence (since both my mother and grandmother had suffered the same), I opted for a double mastectomy, after which I underwent six rounds of chemo and 18 infusions of Herceptin, a fairly new drug on the market which has had dramatic results for […]

Inside the Judgment Zone

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in March 2017

Inside the Judgment Zone

People can be so truculent, never missing an opportunity to censure others. That’s what makes Planet Fitness’ storied promise of a “Judgement [sic] Free Zone” so appealing. Yet behind the appeal is a shadowy void; the very act of establishing such a zone involves judgment. In his current show at And/Or Gallery in Pasadena, Jacob […]

Faith and Family: “Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection” at the Skirball Museum, Hebrew Union College, March 5-April 30, 2017

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Faith and Family: “Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection”  at the Skirball Museum, Hebrew Union College, March 5-April 30, 2017

Rembrandt’s apparently substantial interest in things Jewish has been matched by western culture’s interest in Rembrandt’s interest in things Jewish. This has led to a range of misconceptions over the last century and a half: for example, he was Jewish (he wasn’t), or that he sought out Jewish models because they had individuality and character […]

Twice the First Time, a contemporary fusion of hip hop, visual art and performance

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in March 2017

Twice the First Time, a contemporary fusion of hip hop, visual art and performance

Twice the First Time, a contemporary fusion of hip hop, visual art and performance Twice the First Time was not the performance I expected. Sitting down in the darkened room of the Black Box Theater, I thought I knew what this was going to be. I had been anticipating this performance since I heard about […]

Explorations in Color

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in March 2017

Explorations in Color

This show in the Main Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Center at Northern Kentucky University features four Cincinnati artists, Mike Agricola, Tina Tammaro, Celia Yost, and Amy Greene-Miyakawa. As his title indicates, gallery director David Knight selected works by these artists, all of whom are friends, in which color is a key element. The […]

Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation at University of Louisville’s Cressman Center for the Arts

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Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation at University of Louisville’s Cressman Center for the Arts

Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation, which is currently up at University of Louisville’s Cressman Center for the Arts, and curated by Chris Reitz, is involved in a dialogue that has been unwrapping itself for just about forty years (and arguably since the advent of photography): how does new media (in all of its […]

“Birds of Paradise” at Marta Hewett Gallery

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"Birds of Paradise" at Marta Hewett Gallery

The birds in Kevin Veara’s paintings are vividly alive in their stylized natural world. Birds of Paradise, an exhibition of a dozen or so of the artist’s recent works at Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, is on view in an area far from the door, almost as though these handsome creatures might fly right out if […]

THE CASTLE OF DEBRIS —Tatsuya Tatsuta’s formative abstract representation of Lacanian desire

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THE CASTLE OF DEBRIS —Tatsuya Tatsuta’s formative abstract representation of Lacanian desire

“There are only 2 tragedies in life: not getting what one desires, and getting it.” —Oscar Wilde The Castle of Debris is situated first from the entrance to the large exhibition hall in Tokyo’s National Art Centre. Piled on the floor are the ‘monad’ pieces of heat-transformed polystyrene, burned and melted from identical and flat […]

The Return to Beauty: Asian Influences on Contemporary Landscape Art

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in March 2017

The Return to Beauty:  Asian Influences on Contemporary Landscape Art

Chinese and Japanese art come from radically different traditions and assumptions than Western art. “Chinese painters are always painting essences, not likenesses,” according to Curator Daniel Brown. Because Asian art looks for essences and is highly reductive, artists radically reduce the visual information included in their work to the barest of essentials. In this sense, […]

Shippers, Preparers, Framers, Conservators – Part II

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in March 2017

Shippers, Preparers, Framers, Conservators – Part II

This article is the second of a two-part series about shippers, framers, conservators and preparers in the Greater Cincinnati area. Look no further than 1309 Vine St. where Suder’s Art Store has served the community for years.  Sharon Suder, now managing the store, traces its history to 1924 when her husband’s grandfather John Suder Sr. […]

Letter from Lebanon: Sifr (Zero), or the illusionary yet corrupting value of money

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in March 2017

Letter from Lebanon: Sifr (Zero), or the illusionary yet corrupting value of money

Every time I visit Lebanon, I am amazed by the prevailing creative energy that permeates everyday life. This energy is chaotic, screaming, often in your face and not rarely to your taste; but it still makes you resonate with the moment, connect to your environment and fellow human beings, question the status quo and the […]

Paige Williams

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in March 2017, Uncategorized

Paige Williams

Editor’s Note:  Aeqai is pleased to republish Megan Bickel’s interview with Paige Williams.  The inverview was originally published on Five-Dots. Paige Williams has exhibited in Germany, the Ukraine, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York and has been selected as an Artist in Residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in New York, The University of […]

Noel Anderson’s “Study for a Blak Origin Moment” at Miller Gallery

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Noel Anderson's "Study for a Blak Origin Moment" at Miller Gallery

Noel Anderson’s “Study for a Blak Origin Moment” appears at Miller Gallery, located in an upscale neighborhood of Cincinnati. The show runs in conjunction with Anderson’s solo show at the Contemporary Arts Center downtown, his first solo show. Without a name or a title to go off, first impressions of the work do not unveil […]

Fotofolio – Tim Freeman

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Fotofolio - Tim Freeman

                                      “Firmament” Tim’s statement: “And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And […]

Anne Wehrley Bjork at B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.

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Anne Wehrley Bjork at B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.

Anne Bjork, an artist whose work I was unfamiliar with until visiting the gallery; is originally from New Mexico and now resides in and is a part of the adjunct faculty in University of Kentucky’s Fine Art Department. Bjork’s work intends to ‘capture the essence of mystical ruins of the ancient Anasazi pueblos in her […]

Poem By Louis Zoellar Bickett

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in March 2017

IN THE DREAM I was a baby held by my Mother tightly to her breast. Her long black hair brushed against my face. She smelled like lilac soap. It was summer and the kitchen was hot. She was baking a cake. Her apron was dusted with flour. Her dog, Old Trixie, a spitz, was at […]

Paul Auster’s “4 3 2 1”

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in March 2017

Paul Auster’s 886 page new novel, titled ” 4 3 2 1″, may well be an American masterpiece. Skipping early American literature, which I often find tough sledding, I believe that America’s greatest writers, after Willa Cather, Edith Wharton and Henry James and later, John Dos Posos and F. Scott Fitzgerald, appeared after World War […]