Releasing The Veil

by Kevin Muente Recent Paintings by Jason John at Manifest Gallery Manifest Gallery is entering its tenth season in Cincinnati and its reputation continues to grow both nationally and internationally.  Their website states that Jason John’s solo show of eleven works was one of six proposals selected from a pool of 165. John delivers. When […]

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Michael Nichols at the Carnegie

Michael Nichols at the Carnegie by Kevin Muente Michael Nichols’s silently disturbing silverpoint drawings are tucked away in the small hallway gallery at the Carnegie. If you aren’t familiar with the medium of silverpoint, the end result resembles graphite drawings to an extent and to an untrained eye could perhaps pass as such. The medium […]

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Faces and Figures

Faces and Figures Artisan Enterprise Center Covington, KY June 7–July 12 By Kevin Muente As an artist who draws and paints from the figure regularly, I was eager to see the current show Figures and Faces at the Artisan Enterprise Center in Covington curated by Daniel Brown. The work in this exhibition varies greatly giving […]

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George Inness at The Cincinnati Art Museum

  By: Kevin Muente I stand before George Inness’s Near the Village, October on the last hot day of June and long for fall. This medium size painting, 30 x 45 inches, seems larger to me. Perhaps its stately frame makes it feel more formidable. Near the center of the painting in the middle ground […]

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