December 2014

Profile of Dennis Harrington

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Profile of Dennis Harrington

Dennis Harrington hasn’t used his artistic training to create much of his own art lately. He instead makes it his mission to optimize the artistic visions of others. The longtime director of The Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery is widely thought to curate some of the region’s finest shows. In 2015 the […]

Bukang Kim: The Completed Journey

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Bukang Kim: The Completed Journey

All of the arts have been refreshed by waves of painters, writers, musicians and dancers, who fled their countries of origin between approximately 1933 and the present. Often called exile artists, writers from Nabokov to Kiran Desai, and painters from Max Ernst to Man Ray, from de Kooning and Mondrian to Gorky and Hans Hofmann, […]

Put a Bird on It: “Contemporary Narrative” at Clifton Cultural Arts Center

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Put a Bird on It:  “Contemporary Narrative” at Clifton Cultural Arts Center

“Contemporary Narrative” is up through January 10, 2014 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, and it’s worth a look just to wander through the big space and appreciate some easy-on-the-eye drawings, paintings, ceramics, and other pieces that really don’t seem to narrate a contemporary story as much as convey whimsical little vignettes across a rainbow […]

Looking Where the Focus Isn’t: A Profile of Brian Sholis

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Looking Where the Focus Isn’t:  A Profile of Brian Sholis

Brian Sholis, the new Associate Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum, says from the start that he has no training—“none at all”—in Art History. He sees himself as “a contemporary art person who zeroed in on photography,” as he explained in an interview with Aeqai earlier this year. His undergraduate degree was in […]

The Unbearable Lightness of Neon: Anthony Luensman’s “C A M P G R O U N D” at the Cincinnati Art Museum. A New Year’s Rumination

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The Unbearable Lightness of Neon:  Anthony Luensman’s "C A M P G R O U N D" at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  A New Year's Rumination

I. Man Versus Human Nature. “C A M P G R O U N D evokes a billboard one may still discover along a country highway. It advertises with the familiar vacation icons of tire swings and sparking campfires. The animated sign promises outdoor escape and primitive comfort against the massive holdings and complexities of […]

Anthony Luensman: C A M P G R O U N D Video and Interview

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Anthony Luensman: C A M P G R O U N D

Letter from Miami Beach

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Art Basel Miami, the most flamboyant art fair in North America ran December 3-7, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  More than 70,000 people attended this 17th annual event, which features a curated collection of international galleries that specialize in cutting-edge contemporary art.  The art attracts collectors, art professionals, and celebrities who come to […]

Lexinton’s Murals and Public Art Scenes

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Over the years, Lexington, Kentucky has come to appreciate the value of art placed in our public realm. It has been a coughing, sort of sputtering-to-life kind of affair. We have had successes and failures with projects like: Art-in-Motion, the Lexington Extraordinary Art Project, LexArts’ Outdoor Mural Project, the Legacy Trail Public Art Consortium’s Master […]

Letter From Italy: Christmas Past

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Letter From Italy: Christmas Past

We were in three cars, and two of them had missed a turn. It was foggy, it was dark, it didn’t seem like Italy although that was where we were. The American cell phone, incompatible with the English one, only accommodated text messages but those of us in the two lost cars communicated by the […]

Felix O. Eboigbe

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Felix O. Eboigbe

“My artwork is personal.  It is food for your soul,” said Felix O. Eboigbe, a local sculptor still showing his artwork nationally at age 70. Originally from Nigeria in West Africa, Eboigbe grew up in the small town of Aba where he attended a Catholic private school, Princess Day School.  At age seven, he knew […]

Clay Street Press: Cincinnati Portfolio I-IV At The Carnegie

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Clay Street Press: Cincinnati Portfolio I-IV At The Carnegie

Mark Patsfall started the Clay Street Press in 1981 as a printer of small edition art prints produced in a variety of media—etching, screen printing, lithography and woodcut. Clay Street has worked with published artists from the region, nationally and internationally. Most recently Clay Street has been engaged in printing Jay Bolotin’s latest portfolio of […]

Spirit of Art Reigns in Three Solo Shows at Weston Art Gallery through February 22, 2015

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Spirit of Art Reigns in Three Solo Shows at Weston Art Gallery through February 22, 2015

Dennis Harrington, director of the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Downtown at the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Aronoff Center for the Arts, has put together a provocative and witty show for this holiday season. The three featured artists offer contrasting views on design and the human spirit. These three excellent solo exhibitions, which […]

Art For a Better World

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Art For a Better World

I.              Images For A Better World: Halena CLINE, Visual Artist In 1988 Cincinnati-born visual artist Halena Cline visited a retrospective exhibition of Umberto Boccioni’s paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. At the time she felt strongly the strength of his futuristic ideals and those of his comrades, ideals about moving […]

THE FOURTH OF JULY PORTRAIT PROJECT, JUNE 15-NOVEMBER 4, 2014

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THE FOURTH OF JULY PORTRAIT PROJECT, JUNE 15-NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Poems By Huck Fairman

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Mourning Chant Turning again, yes turning back to the bedroom in late afternoon when the door had closed finally, and seeing again, yes seeing on the end of the bed the white shawl that had been held – no, clasped – by hands I’d enclosed in my heart, and looking but not seeing out the […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

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Guillian-Barre Onset   What a way to wake up! One eye was stuck cocked to the side like a cartoon character who gets whacked in the head with a frying pan. Regardless, I went to the theater and watched with one hand covering one eye to see only one screen. A palsy, the doctor claimed, […]

Athena: Parthenos/Promachus by Huck Fairman

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Huck Fairman takes a look at a declining contemporary American marriage through the lens of a vacation in Greece that is a “let’s give it one more try” getaway.  He uses a fascinating plot device, or series of them, by putting this couple at a party, where everyone pretends to have a name of an […]

Best Fiction of 2014

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1.  Francine Prose, The Chameleon Club, Paris, 1932 Prose creates a club friendly to gay, lesbian and transvestite clienteles, at a time when the Nazi presence is starting to be felt in Paris.  A photographer based upon the Hungarian born Andre Kertesz photographs the demimonde of Paris, while a belligerent lesbian athlete, abused from childhood, […]