April 2014

Death and Taxa: Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life

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Death and Taxa: Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life

by Jonathan Kamholtz Dayton Art Institute February 22, 2014-May 18, 2014 Many years ago, I saw a group of photographs of tulips in bloom, pulled out of the ground, dirt still clinging to the bulbs and roots, captured after they had been laid out horizontally on a table. They were part of a group show […]

Fresh Air: Art from the Bernheim Arboretum Review

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Fresh Air: Art from the Bernheim Arboretum Review

by Matthew Metzger Fresh Air: Art from the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest at the Ascent Private Capital Management building was curated by Elizabeth Leach of Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland Oregon, with direction from Martha Slaughter, Bernheim’s Visual Arts Coordinator.  It presents works by current and past artists in residence at the Bernheim Arboretum, […]

The Burden of Violence

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The Burden of Violence

by Regan Brown The Burden of Violence: Todd Pavlisko’s “Crown” at the Cincinnati Art Museum through June 15th. I. Shoot to Thrill. “At 7:45pm I was shot in the left arm by my friend. The bullet was a copper jacket  .22 long rifle. My friend was standing about 15 feet from me.” ―Chris Burden, “Shoot”, […]

Reflections upon Millard Rogers

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by Daniel Brown The recent death of Millard Rogers, Director Emeritus of The Cincinnati Art Museum, not only brings back some extremely fond memories for many of us who knew him well, but also reminds me that we are searching now for another director of the art museum.  I am hoping that we can remember […]

Anita Douthat: Under the Sun

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Anita Douthat: Under the Sun

by Karen Chambers In “Under the Sun” (what a great title for an exhibition of photograms made by the sun), Anita Douthat is presenting four series — “Transparent Uniforms,” “Bridal Suite,” “Alterations,” and “Candelabras for Constantin (Brancusi)” — in a solo show at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery. Photograms were among […]

Artificial Intelligence: Charles Woodman at Weston Art Gallery

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Artificial Intelligence: Charles Woodman at Weston Art Gallery

by Keith Banner The basement space at the Weston Art Gallery has always felt claustrophobic and a little spooky to me, like a staged scene in a really serious movie about abduction, no matter what art goes on the walls.  It’s the ceiling that does it, kind of looming over the whole area like a […]

Aeqai Mourns Lily Mulberry

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by Daniel Brown We are deeply saddened to let our readers know of the untimely death of Lily Mulberry, who invented and ran a gallery in OTR called 1305 Main. That gallery showed some of the finest exhibitions, mainly of area talent, of any gallery in the region. Lily herself had a very fine eye […]

Why Midcentury Modernism?

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Why Midcentury Modernism?

by David G. Smith For years a particular painting, sculpture, a piece of jewelry or a piece of furniture was a badge amongst the cognoscenti-modernism was like a secret club. In conjunction with its exhibit, “From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith” (Feb. 22, 2014 – May 18,2014), the Cincinnati Art […]

Alice Aycock Review

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Alice Aycock Review

by Matthew Metzger Alice Aycock’s Super Twister at the University of Cincinnati Medical Science Building Alice Aycock was a seminal presence in the New York avant-garde art scene in the 1970s, and has since continued to create work that simultaneously dissects and combines aspects of monumental sculpture, architecture, science and modern machinery. In stride with […]

The Definitive Contemporary Landscape Show

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The Definitive Contemporary Landscape Show

by Mike Rutledge COVINGTON – Curator Daniel Brown assembled the exhibition called The Definitive Contemporary Landscape to robustly prove a point. “Somebody said to me not too long ago that he found landscapes boring,” Brown said. The art expert offered Brown this reason for his opinion: “Well, they’ve been doing them for 300 years.” Brown […]

Metazoa Exhibit at Popp=d Art

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Metazoa Exhibit at Popp=d Art

by Shawn Daniell After last month’s lackluster experience at The Carnegie’s Art of Food, I was looking for something a little less mainstream. I was looking for something off the beaten path. I desired something fun and quirky. I’m always searching for new galleries or spaces that don’t see a lot of coverage. During one […]

Atmosphere at Miller Gallery Review

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Atmosphere at Miller Gallery Review

by Jane Durrell Atmosphere at Miller Gallery is a pleasurable show, hung so that the works feed off each other in interesting ways. computer science homework help The chosen subject matter is a jumping-off point to present artists moving in both original and time-tested ways, admittedly some more successfully than others. Karen Hollingsworth’s “Lake Effect,” […]

RECOGNIZED: Contemporary Portraiture

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RECOGNIZED: Contemporary Portraiture

by Fran Watson The Carnegie, April 4 – May 17, 2014 The magnet piece in Recognized: Contemporary Portraiture at the Carnegie Arts Center was definitely “Biker Mice”.  With the same fury seen in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s art, Marci Rosin splashed her signature subject based on the cartoon, “Biker Mice from Mars” with graffiti and speed.  I […]

Lily Mulberry Retrospective

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by Jane Durrell Lily Mulberry’s long and difficult battle with cancer ended this month. For almost a decade her 1305 Gallery has given authenticity and continuing interest to the vivacity of the upper Main Street art scene and she herself was always a pleasure to encounter. The loss to the art community is both professional […]

Cate Yellig Opens Doors to Covington Arts Scene

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Cate Yellig Opens Doors to Covington Arts Scene

by Laura A. Hobson “I am going to be an art historian,” announced Cate Yellig, now 33, to her father Chuck when she was 20.  Her dad told her to find a career that paid the bills. A native Cincinnatian, Yellig eventually wound up as art director of the Covington Arts Center. The Kentucky Arts […]

Art in the Smokies

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Art in the Smokies

by Fran Watson Gatlinburg, Tennessee once was a quiet little town sporting one motel with rooms overlooking a rushing mountain stream and one restaurant.  At least, it was on my first trip there.  Several years later, I revisited it to find a commercial nightmare had descended upon it , its main street, and side two-lane […]

Art For A Better World – April

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Art For A Better World - April

by Saad Ghosn I. Images For A Better World: Ricci MICHAELS, Visual Artist Ricci Michaels was born and raised in Philadelphia, the seventh of eight daughters. Encouraged by her teachers, she started painting at a very young age, as far back as kindergarten. She liked to see her pictures hung often in her classroom. Being […]

Book Reviews: PTSD in Translation

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by Daniel Brown Two recently published books, one fiction, and one non-fiction, have recently come out, and both of them are utterly outstanding in trying to explain what is happening to our soldiers when they come back from either Iraq or Afghanistan.  Phil Klay’s Redeployment is a work of unmitigated brilliance, and presents a powerful […]

Poem: Quitting a Job that was Good to Me

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by Maxwell Redder I.  Production moving up is a scummy tank whose bubbles always read as green because the budget doesn’t allow for a thorough scrubbing II.  Hierarchy: everyone has eyes that report to other sets like a wave, slowly and always concentrating on the tip: anticipate a breaking point. III.   Low Management (Peace Keepers), […]

Poem: Like Turning off a Light

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by Alissa Sammarco Magenheim Like turning off a light, Time stopped The era was ended, And suddenly I sat Staring at myself In the mirror. Fingers tracing lines, Pretending that all my sorrows Were fulfilled and borrowed From someone else. Pretending that sighs stopped And crying had no more food When my laughter Cascaded across […]

Poem: Overheard On The Corner

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by Louis Bickett OVERHEARD ON THE CORNER OF BROADWAY & MAIN, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY Overheard on the street in front of Starbuck’s with a lb. of just ground Sumatra fresh in my nose, a weathered drunk screaming to no one in particular “We don’t need no machine to tell us what to do. We live in […]

Letter from the Editor – April

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I would like to thank everyone who came to, or helped with, the aeqai benefit party at Marta Hewett Gallery on April 17th.  The event was highly successful, and generated 125% more money than last year’s.  We also want to thank all the artists who were kind enough to donate their work for our silent […]