April 2013

LETTER FROM: New York: March 7th to 10th

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, April 2013

LETTER FROM: New York: March 7th to 10th

LETTER FROM: New York: March 7th to 10th By Kevin Ott My flight arrives on time, the cab line is short and traffic is thin, so my arrival at the Gramercy Park Hotel is before noon, allowing for a quick lunch of Alphabet Soup and Grilled Cheese at the Terrace Restaurant, where the walls are […]

Other Worlds

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, April 2013

Other Worlds

Other Worlds by Fran Watson Hema Upadhyay and Atul Dodlya At the Contemporary Arts Center Both artists are are from India, both have been celebrated internationally, and both exhibit imagery which contains the multiple layers of their exotic homeland and a nearly unplumbable history.   My own knowledge of Indian culture is casual, at best, […]

Letter from Chicago: Part II.

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, April 2013

Letter from Chicago: Part II.

Letter from Chicago: Part II. “Picasso and Chicago: the Fearless Pursuit of the Modern” Art Institute of Chicago, Feb 20 – May 12, 2013 http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/picasso-and-chicago By Cynthia Kukla I returned to Chicago for the April 19th symposium on Picasso1 organized for the “Picasso and Chicago” exhibition and seeing the exhibition again strengthens my already deep […]

The Pits: Empire Falling: New Photographs by Elena Dorfman

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, April 2013

The Pits: Empire Falling: New Photographs by Elena Dorfman

The Pits: Empire Falling: New Photographs by Elena Dorfman Phyllis Weston Gallery, March 29-May 11 By Jonathan Kamholtz From a distance, “Empire Falling #6” (the artist’s titles are not very helpful as aide-memoires or to help us focus on the picture’s issues) might be a colorized photograph taken by a long-gone intrepid nineteenth century archeological […]

Atlas Points

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, April 2013

Atlas Points

Atlas Points By Chistopher Hoeting Cincinnati’s Emery once again opened its doors for the third consecutive year (under the leadership of The Requiem Project) with two shows this past weekend: Atlas Points—the visual arts component of Cincinnati’s MusicNow and FORTY/40—the Contemporary Dance Theatre’s 40th Anniversary celebration. These two significant events demonstrate The Requiem Project’s continued […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: Modern Magick

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

Geometrically Ordered Design:  Modern Magick

Geometrically Ordered Design:  Modern Magick By Dustin Pike This is my eleventh article pertaining to the design field and its relationship with mathematics and geometry. In order to understand design language at its core, the viewer must understand the acoustics of perception on multiple levels. These articles are my attempt to demonstrate how all art-forms […]

MILTON GLASER: Drawings and Rugs

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

MILTON GLASER: Drawings and Rugs

MILTON GLASER: Drawings and Rugs Carl Solway Gallery, 424 Findlay Street, Cincinnati By Jane Durrell Milton Glaser, designer for all seasons, has turned his omni-talented hand to carpets, as can be seen in the glowing exhibition Milton Glaser: Drawings and Rugs at Carl Solway Gallery now through July 13. “Glowing” is used advisedly, as the execution […]

Johnny Got His Dress: Sara Pearce Explores Gender Roles in RolePlay

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

Johnny Got His Dress: Sara Pearce Explores Gender Roles in RolePlay

Johnny Got His Dress: Sara Pearce Explores Gender Roles in RolePlay By Shawn Daniell In Sara Pearce’s world, men can wear dresses, with or without the blue, satin sashes. In RolePlay, her solo exhibit on display at 1305 Gallery, Pearce explores several concepts including the examination of gender roles, the concept of female empowerment, and […]

William McGee Works 1954-1977

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

William McGee Works 1954-1977

William McGee Works 1954-1977 By Emil Robinson William McGee Works 1954-1977 just closed at the University of Cincinnati’s Reed Gallery. The show gave a wonderful introduction to a talented artist who had the good and bad fortune to be making work alongside some of the most important American painters in history. McGee was a painter […]

HICK AND WILLIE AND THE ART REVIEW

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

HICK AND WILLIE AND THE ART REVIEW By James Cummins Hick: “Oh, the parks minister to lovers in the spring! Rhythms of love turn out to be symphonic, that started out merely platonic … Any keepers on your Match.com list, Wild Thing?” Willie: “You’re saying ‘the demesnes fructify the friends’? Don’t kid a kidder. Love […]

THE PAINTINGS OF RICK BENNETT AT EYE ON ART GALLERY: WHEN THE WATER IS JUST WET ENOUGH

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

THE PAINTINGS OF RICK BENNETT AT EYE ON ART GALLERY: WHEN THE WATER IS JUST WET ENOUGH

THE PAINTINGS OF RICK BENNETT AT EYE ON ART GALLERY: WHEN THE WATER IS JUST WET ENOUGH By Louis Zoellar Bickett The much exhibited and awarded artist Rick Bennett, in his Artist Statement, reveals, “Ultimately my paintings are not complicated.” What Bennett accomplishes with his landscape work is this incredible feeling of light and space, […]

Betwixt & Between

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

Betwixt & Between

Betwixt & Between Painting by Jean Mehdi Grangeon of Broken Daisy Studio & glass work by Darryl Berry at Marta Hewett Gallery By Larry Watson When I entered the Marta Hewett Gallery to see this exhibition of glass by Darryl Berry and paintings by Jean Mehdi Grangeon,  the two exhibitions seem to work seamlessly together, […]

Elaine Ling’s Mongolia, Iris BookCafé and Gallery

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

Elaine Ling’s Mongolia, Iris BookCafé and Gallery

Elaine Ling’s Mongolia, Iris BookCafé and Gallery By Karen Chambers Walking through “Elaine Ling’s Mongolia” exhibition at the Iris BookCafé and Gallery in Over the Rhine, her photos read as ethnographic records documenting the life of nomads living in the independent Outer Mongolia. Looking at them gave me the sense I knew these people through […]

LEXINGTON CEMETERY, April 10, 2013, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

LEXINGTON CEMETERY, April 10, 2013, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett

LEXINGTON CEMETERY, April 10, 2013, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett Photo essay By Louis Zoellar Bickett

YWCA Art Gallery Spreads Women’s Mission

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

YWCA Art Gallery Spreads Women’s Mission

YWCA Art Gallery Spreads Women’s Mission By Laura A. Hobson Walking up the stairs of the YWCA, 898 Walnut St., a visitor is immediately struck by a large abstract, acrylic, colorful painting entitled “Marrakesh Express” by Jolie Harris. This is merely an enticing introduction to the rest of the “Field of Possibilities” exhibit in conjunction with […]

AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINT COLLECTORS SOCIETY: 38TH ANNUAL MEETING IN CINCINNATI

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINT COLLECTORS SOCIETY: 38TH ANNUAL MEETING  IN CINCINNATI

AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINT COLLECTORS SOCIETY: 38TH ANNUAL MEETING IN CINCINNATI By Kevin Ott The American Historical Print Collectors Society (AHPCS) will hold its 38th Annual Meeting in Cincinnati May 15th-18th. This august group of 450 collectors, dealers and curators was formed to “encourage collection, preservation, study of original historical American prints that are 100 or […]

SEEING BELLEVUE KENTUCKY THROUGH YELLOW COLORED GLASSES

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

SEEING BELLEVUE KENTUCKY THROUGH YELLOW COLORED GLASSES

SEEING BELLEVUE KENTUCKY THROUGH YELLOW COLORED GLASSES by Susan Amis   The yellow glasses I found in Bellevue, Kentucky aren’t those from the Beatles’ famous Sargent Pepper’s song. The first thing I saw on a cloudy spring day in the seemingly ordinary town of Bellevue, Kentucky, were some unordinary yellow goblets. To me, the goblets […]

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD ~ Saad Ghosn • Images For A Better World: Jan BROWN CHECCO, Visual Artist Jan Brown Checco, a painter, sculptor and art administrator, holds a BFA degree from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and an MFA degree from the University of Cincinnati/DAAP. She has been working as a studio artist […]

Book Reviews

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

Book Reviews by Daniel Brown The acclaim surrounding Joyce Carol Oates‘ newest novel, The Accursed, is much deserved: it is the best novel of 2013 to date and replete with complexities yet utterly readable–it is actually a keep-you-up-at-night page-turner, and at nearly 675 pages, that’s a lot of pages to turn. Oates is probably the […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in April 2013

Poetry by Maxwell Redder   Locusts Noticing the cellulite clouds moving south, the match stung me and I dropped it. Grasses, the size of corn stalks, sizzled quietly at first releasing a silky stream of gray smoke; black came within a minute. I remember their stench, the locusts burning. Their sound was like children popping […]

Letter From The Editor

April 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements, April 2013

Letter From The Editor The April issue of aeqai contains a good number of reviews of shows in this region, but also a few more essays and letters. Many aeqai writers are interested in pursuing issues which may grow out of reviews they write , or of general issues and ideas in the general area […]