Archive for June, 2017

May/June Issue of Aeqai Online

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The May/June issue of aeqai has just posted.  As we get into the summer months, a lot of aeqai’s writers travel around the world, and we’re pleased to offer reviews from other cities besides the ones we normally cover.  We think that our May/June issue is replete with exceptional reviews and features. Michael Scheurer , one […]

Half an Index: “Signature Scheurer: A Retrospective of the Works of Michael Scheurer” at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, April 28-June 18, 2017

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Half an Index: “Signature Scheurer: A Retrospective of the Works of Michael Scheurer”  at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, April 28-June 18, 2017

Sometime in the 1980s, Michael Scheurer came across an Italian toy called a Puncherino. A Puncherino is a little like what in my neighborhood we called a BoLo, a toy for one which had a lightweight wooden paddle with a rubber ball attached by an elastic cord (always the first thing to break). The difference, […]

The Way of Everyday Life: Clint Woods at the KHAC

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The Way of Everyday Life: Clint Woods at the KHAC

“The work of art employs a triggering device – a call to seek and reflect – that makes conscious what has been buried in the unconscious, drawing the viewer into awareness.” Clint Woods Cincinnati based artist and designer, Clint Woods, is currently exhibiting in the Lindner Gallery at the Kennedy Heights Art Center. Woods declares […]

“Wordly: John M. Bennett/Fred Ellenberger/Avril Thurman,” The Carnegie, closed

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“Wordly: John M. Bennett/Fred Ellenberger/Avril Thurman,” The Carnegie, closed

Curated by Peter Huttinger, “Wordly” is the perfect title for this exhibition featuring John M. Bennett, Fred Ellenberger, and Avril Thurman and focusing on words as text or graphic elements. The word play is delicious. And the location is particularly apt as The Carnegie in Covington is one of the 2,509 libraries built by the […]

Would you like a Lozenge? A Studio Visit with Angela Heisch

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Would you like a Lozenge? A Studio Visit with Angela Heisch

As this past semester of graduate school ended, I was not sure if I would make the trip to New York or not. My anxiety was forestalling my plans as it often does, and I was tether balling the idea back and forth and around in my mind with heavy hands. Travel always makes me […]

Profile of Sara Pearce

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in *, May/June 2017

Profile of Sara Pearce

Sara Caswell Pearce makes art with verve, gusto and infinite care. She delights in doing it. This artist is most regularly a print maker and collage artist, and she works in two smallish rooms across the hallway from one another on the upper floor of Brazee Studios in Oakley. Pearce and her husband live only […]

The Power of Us

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in May/June 2017

The Power of Us

Nestled in the bustling business district of Oakley Square, C-LINK Gallery is host to The Power of Us and all its fem glory. On display all too briefly, this socially centric exhibition features fifteen artists from May 11 – June 2 of this year. Extracting optimism from the formidable, curator Pam Kravetz brings together a […]

Rebranding Communism, Deconstructing Dreams, Shooting to Thrill: The Propeller Group at Blaffer

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Rebranding Communism, Deconstructing Dreams, Shooting to Thrill: The Propeller Group at Blaffer

Listening to a college radio station on my way to Blaffer Art Museum, I heard the song “The American Dream” from the musical “Miss Saigon.” You know—the one with the helicopter, wherein a Vietnamese prostitute is impregnated, and then abandoned, by an American GI. Pieces like “Miss Saigon” are pervasive in the west’s perception of […]

“Resplendent Tendencies” Is an Opportunity to Observe an Emerging Artist’s Evolution in Real Time

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“Resplendent Tendencies” Is an Opportunity to Observe an Emerging Artist’s Evolution in Real Time

Makan Negahban is a self-taught, first generation Iranian-American artist who initially gained attention for his portraits in oil. Only until recently did he start experimenting with acrylic on paper. While Negahban’s interest remains rooted in portraiture, his approach has clearly evolved as evidenced in “Resplendent Tendencies,” currently on view at Co-Lab Gallery in Los Angeles. […]

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft // The Drawing Center: “Thread Lines”

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in May/June 2017

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft // The Drawing Center: "Thread Lines"

This group exhibition features fifteen artists who utilize sewing, knitting, and weaving to create a wide-range of works that activate the expressive and conceptual potential of line and illuminate affinities between the mediums of textile and drawing. Multi-generational and international in scope, Thread Lines brings together those pioneers who—challenging entrenched modernist hierarchies—first unraveled the distinction […]

Maxime Van Melkebeke

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Maxime Van Melkebeke

 This article is reproduced courtesy of Five-Dots and all images are courtesy of Maxime Van Melkeke. For this edition of Five-Dots, Megan got to chat with Maxime Van Melkebeke via email coorespondance over the past two months about his project Offspace.xyz. We won’t waste our breath divulging how great it was of an experience, we’ll […]

Fotofolio – Ellen Cantor

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Fotofolio - Ellen Cantor

                                    “Prior Pleasures” Ellen’s statement: In an age when technology is slowly replacing the tactile experience of reading a book, my work recalls and celebrates the joy of losing oneself within the pages of a favorite childhood tale. […]

Orca Endgame: SeaWorld’s Survival Mission

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Orca Endgame: SeaWorld's Survival Mission

Truly, SeaWorld seems like a world in itself. That the aquarium-amusement park hybrid offers an experience unlike any other explains its success since 1964. Surrounded by ambient piped-in music, bubbles, and sundry other artifices, visitors can watch shows, ride roller coasters, play with animals, and immerse themselves in huge aquariums, all in the same day. […]

Area Presses Offer Services to Artists

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in May/June 2017

Area Presses Offer Services to Artists

Take a trip to OTR to discover the Clay St. Press, Inc.  Located at 1312 Clay St., a back street.  The Press door opens into a small gallery with a press room located behind it.  Owner and director Mark Patsfall originally had a shop in St. Bernard in the early 1980’s, but eventually moved to […]

The need for graffiti but dont risk your life for it

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in May/June 2017

The need for graffiti but dont risk your life for it

Well to my surprise I found a gem in the original slums of London, Whitechapel, which is a neighborhood known for the atrocious acts of Jack the Ripper in the 1800s. Since then it has become a popular area for the city, with the financial district nearby, with ever growing business endeavors, and a great […]

Mary DeVincentis’ “Fables of the Reconstruction”

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in May/June 2017

Mary DeVincentis' "Fables of the Reconstruction"

While I was in New York, during my second day in the city, I finished a studio visit with Angela Heisch, and headed to David & Schweitzer Contemporary to see Mary DeVincentis’ paintings in a group show called Fables of the Reconstruction. The title of the exhibition is taken from the R.E.M. album of the […]

A Gross Mishandling of the Female Nude, From Cool to Warm, Anselm Kiefer at Gagosian New York

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A Gross Mishandling of the Female Nude, From Cool to Warm, Anselm Kiefer at Gagosian New York

During my last Saturday in New York I was fortunate to spend the day with perhaps my oldest friend Tania whom I have known for fourteen years. She is true-blue, perhaps one of the better people I’ve been fortunate to know in my life. I slept on an air mattress in her living room while […]

We Wear Culture

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in May/June 2017

We Wear Culture

As the world’s top designers showcase their Resort 2018 collections to a waiting-with-baited-breath audience, here’s where we are, as of this writing, as not all of the collections have been released yet. Those shown thus far for this in-between season have been beautifully conceptualized – Prada joined the Resort fashion ranks for the first time […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in May/June 2017

Would’ve Been Could’ve Been But only one was an astute enough navigator through the precarious tunnels, and strong enough to break through the egg’s rigid shell. A monikered tadpole. An industrious radical. A traveler transformed into a cellular stronghold. She blasted off to blastocyst nine months passed. She’s near to seeing it all- including the […]

Kayla Rae Whitaker’s “The Animators”

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in May/June 2017

Zoom to your nearest bookstore or library and get ahold of The Animators, by Kayla Rae Whitaker, as it’s by far the best debut novel of 2017.  Ebulliently written and full of the kind of energy that big cities seem to generate in people,  Whitaker presents two young women, both of whom are from rural backgrounds, […]

Pajtim Statovici’s “My Cat Yugoslavia”

June 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in May/June 2017

Another intriguing and often brilliant debut novel, Pajtim Statovci’s My Cat Yugoslavia is particularly timely and topical as it deals with the dislocations of immigration. The novel has two different narrators, which is a fascinating literary trope: one is (at first) a young, marriageable woman in a small Serbian town in the former Yugoslavia, and the other […]