February 2013

Letter from Chicago

February 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, February 2013

Letter from Chicago

Letter from Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago:  MCA DNA: William Kentridge by  Cynthia M. Kukla The Drawing Center in New York featured the art work of William Kentridge in 1998, a year after he premiered at Documenta X, Kassel, Germany. The MCA-Chicago first presented the work of South African Kentridge in 2001 in his first […]

Gaela Erwin: My Mother, My Sister, Myself

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Gaela Erwin: My Mother, My Sister, Myself

Gaela Erwin: My Mother, My Sister, Myself Lexington Art League January 12 – March 3, 2013 by Sheldon Tapley Know Yourself: An ancient maxim. We find it hard to understand, difficult to pursue, and perhaps impossible to fulfill. Philosophers have discussed the imperative for centuries. Socrates gave primacy to self-knowledge. Seeking it properly takes courage, […]

Design Analysis: The Redesigned Schmidlapp Gallery and the museum as frame

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Design Analysis:   The Redesigned Schmidlapp Gallery and the museum as frame

Design Analysis:  The Redesigned Schmidlapp Gallery and the museum as frame ~ Gideon Fink Shapiro Just as modern painting did away with the picture frame, modern art museums have typically downplayed their role as spatial frames. Increasingly neutral galleries suppressed architectural qualifications—color, texture, material, form, ornament—in a quest to make artworks immediately available to the […]

Magical Realism: Deborah Morrissey-McGoff

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Magical Realism:  Deborah Morrissey-McGoff

Magical Realism Editor’s Note: Deborah Morrissey-McGoff’s new paintings are included in a group show at The Miller Gallery in Hyde Park titled “Local Artists”.  Aeqai is thus reprinting a feature that Editor Daniel Brown wrote for The Artist’s Magazine on Morrissey-McGoff’s paintings . www.artistsmagazine.com  –  September 2010 Influenced by Italian Renaissance masters and naïve painters, […]

Greg Storer at La Poste Eatery

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Greg Storer at La Poste Eatery

Greg Storer at La Poste Eatery by Jonathan Kamholtz As you walk into the space where Greg Storer’s paintings are hanging, to your left are two small pictures of cars parked at a drive-in, their screens towering above mostly empty landscapes. One painting features a scene from The Godfather (1972) (“And That Day May Never Come”), […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: Cloud Nine

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Geometrically Ordered Design:  Cloud Nine

Geometrically Ordered Design:  Cloud Nine By: Dustin Pike This is my eighth article pertaining to the design field and its relationship with mathematics. Design in essence cannot be accomplished without specific degrees of control, and almost always has a definitive point to make. How well the ‘point’ can be made is attributed to how well […]

Hick and Willie Judge a ‘Video’ Contest

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Hick and Willie Judge a ‘Video’ Contest by James Cummins   Hick:   Whaddya got for the video contest?  I hope a rave. Just watched a piece about the David on Sister Wendy’s show.  Didn’t her dad start the hamburger chain, ‘Wendy’s’? Or was that another Dave?   Willie:   I got sucker-punched by ‘The […]

Hadley Holliday: One with the Sun: New Paintings, Carl Solway Gallery

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Hadley Holliday: One with the Sun: New Paintings, Carl Solway Gallery

Hadley Holliday: One with the Sun: New Paintings, Carl Solway Gallery by Karen Chambers   The work of L. A. artist Hadley Holliday is nothing if not complicated although that might not be immediately apparent as her colorful stained canvas paintings are delightful. What she’s achieved is not far from Matisse’s articulated goal: What I […]

Immortal Close-Ups

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Immortal Close-Ups

Immortal Close-Ups     Taft Museum of Art through April 7 by Fran Watson   It doesn’t take much to excite lovers of Chinese art, which makes the 14 pieces of Kangxi porcelain on exhibit in the Sinton Gallery  of the Taft Museum a true holiday for such aficionados. It’s also a great opportunity to […]

Beautiful Macabre The Tower: New Works by Brian Uhl

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Beautiful Macabre   The Tower: New Works by Brian Uhl

Beautiful Macabre The Tower: New Works by Brian Uhl  ~ Shawn Daniell Think punk and metal music. Think graffiti art. Think occult symbolism. Think comics. Think ink and paper. Meld all of those together and you’ve got Brian Uhl’s artwork, a study of precision with ink. The Tower: New Works by Brian Uhl, Static Age […]

Female Gaze – After the Fall

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Female Gaze – After the Fall

Female Gaze – After the Fall Prairie 4035 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45223 From February 9 through April 6 Review by Kenn Day Perhaps much of the chaotic nature of this exhibition is due to its subject matter. As the press release states: “After the Fall presents a snapshot in time and place of how […]

HIGH: A Survey of Realism, Manifest Gallery

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HIGH: A Survey of Realism,  Manifest Gallery

HIGH: A Survey of Realism         Manifest Gallery by Marlene Steele Realism is defined as art that convinces the viewer that the described visible subject exists outside the art itself. Successful illusionistic and highly descriptive representation that is closely aligned to what the eye sees with little interpretation or manipulation of the […]

SIDE BY SIDE BY OMID

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SIDE BY SIDE BY OMID

SIDE BY SIDE BY OMID AEC Gallery, Covington, Kentucky, through February 16, 2013 by Fran Watson Very few art exhibits simply happen. They started someplace, out of great and not so great thoughts, from the hearts and minds of creative individuals, and in some cases, from a combination of several kinds of creativity. “domino02” at […]

Philip LaVelle at 1305 Gallery

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Philip LaVelle at 1305 Gallery ~ Jane Durrell   Philip LaVelle’s vibrant show of new work at 1305 Gallery on Main Street opened immediately after the January aeqai appeared and closed immediately before this issue.  Its visual and intellectual content encouraged a belated review. At first glance LaVelle might be proposing a future in which […]

PAUL WOLVEN at the Greenwich House Gallery

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PAUL WOLVEN at the Greenwich House Gallery

PAUL WOLVEN at the Greenwich House Gallery by Kevin Ott Dawn or dusk, abstract or realist, defined and indefinite: Paul Wolven’s oil paintings are worth seeing, their blurry edges and mood evoking palette urging the viewer to resolve these diverse directions. Wolven is a Cincinnati painter and his scenes are Cincinnati scenes. But, often, the […]

Double Meaning: “African American Art since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center” at the Taft Museum of Art

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Double Meaning:  “African American Art since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center” at the Taft Museum of Art

Double Meaning:  “African American Art since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center” at the Taft Museum of Art by Keith Banner The Taft Museum of Art’s “African American Art since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center,” running from February 15 through April 28, 2013, tries very hard to live up to […]

To Look, To Turn and Why this Painting is Important to Me: My Reflections on Richard Diebenkorn

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To Look, To Turn and Why this Painting is Important to Me: My Reflections on Richard Diebenkorn Interior with View to Buildings  American, 1962 The Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial Cincinnati Art Museum By Sheila Fleischer Editor’s Note: Aeqai asked Cincinnati artist Sheila Fleischer to select a work of art from The Art Museum and […]

Ruth Dickey – Founding Executive Director of Clifton Cultural Arts Center

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Ruth Dickey – Founding Executive Director of Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Ruth Dickey – Founding Executive Director of Clifton Cultural Arts Center By Laura A. Hobson Walking into the office of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center at 3711 Clifton Ave., one is immediately struck by an interactive quilt with movable faces created by textile artist Barbara Sferra.  What an apt introduction to the Clifton Cultural Arts Center […]

The Occasional Collector: A PLACE ON THE WALL

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The Occasional Collector:  A PLACE ON THE WALL

Tha Occasional Collector:  A PLACE ON THE WALL By Susan Amis Editor’s Note: Aeqai has asked Susan Amis, a free-lance writer and art enthusiast in Cincinnati, to write about art that she sees and which interests her in her travels around town and other places she finds herself. In future issues of aeqai, Susan Amis […]

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD By Saad Ghosn   Images For A Better World: Farron ALLEN, Visual Artist Farron Allen grew up in the mountains of southern West Virginia, product of three generations of coalminers. He was raised by loving and religious grandparents who imparted to him the rigorous teachings of their Southern Baptist faith. […]

Camille Paglia, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars

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Camille Paglia, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars Book review by Daniel Brown Camille Paglia is herself a cultural necessity, an icon of exceptional brilliance, a no-nonsense analyst of Western culture and ideas of the first rank. She trucks no theoretical hijinks, refuses labels, isn’t associated with any particular school […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

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Maxwell’s Poetry Corner by Maxwell Redder Carbon Vacuums Diamonds & dead leaves: carbon vacuums venatically sucking off the latter to slowly birth the former. My fiancée’s finger is banded: exploding rainbow rays bounce and zoom from three carbon births trapped in gold & loyalty. The latter Proverbs recommends wearing like a necklace, the former is […]

Letter from the Editor

February 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements, February 2013

Letter from the Editor Greater Cincinnati visual arts venues returned in earnest in February, with the holidays laid to rest. The February issue of aeqai should reflect the wealth of exhibitions, the variety of talent, and the very different types of art being made and shown, both in our own region and nationally. Aeqai is […]