January 2013

Letter From New York: 

Inheritance and Potential


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Letter From New York:  

Inheritance and Potential


Letter from New York:  Inheritance and Potential   ~ Brett Baker After an autumn spent in the studio and with less time for gallery-going, I have recently been reflecting on several surprising shows from the past summer. The more mainstream of these included Josef Albers’ painterly studies at the Morgan Library, rarely seen works by […]

Rituals and Enactments: The Self-Portraits of Anne Arden McDonald

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Rituals and Enactments: The Self-Portraits of Anne Arden McDonald

Rituals and Enactments: The Self-Portraits of Anne Arden McDonald October 15, 2012 through February 22, 2013 Iris BookCafe and Gallery ~ Jonathan Kamholtz In Anne Arden McDonald’s “Self-Portrait #20, Utah, 1989” (her titles are generally not helpful or revealing), the artist depicts herself on her knees with a semicircle of lit candles in front of […]

The CAM: Time For A Dedicated Print Gallery?

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The CAM: Time For A Dedicated Print Gallery?

The CAM: Time For A Dedicated Print Gallery? ~ Kevin Ott The Cincinnati Art Museum is nearing completion of the former Art Academy building which will house the Mary Schiff Library, offices and other spaces, including a beautiful terrace with outstanding views. Most importantly, this will result in an increase of 15,000 square feet or […]

“Osmosis” Blinded me with Science

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“Osmosis” Blinded me with Science

“Osmosis” Blinded me with Science ~ Stephen Slaughter Biology Osmosis: A process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one, thus equalizing the concentrations on each side of the membrane. Physics The Pauli Exclusion Principle: The quantum mechanical principle that […]

New Magic & Costume Shoppe

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New Magic & Costume Shoppe

New Magic & Costume Shoppe: Paintings by Yohana Junker, Masks by David Earl Johnson, & Clown Costumes by Raymond Thunder-Sky, Thunder-Sky, Inc. ~Karen Chambers “New Magic & Costume Shoppe” is the title of the show at Thunder-Sky, Inc., featuring David Earl Johnson’s masks, Yohana Junker’s paintings, and Raymond Thunder-Sky’s clown costumes and drawings. Bill Ross, […]

“Straight from the Soul”

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“Straight from the Soul”

“Straight from the Soul” ~ Christopher Hoeting “Straight from the Soul,” Kevin Cole’s exhibition at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Gallery, opened to a warm reception amid Cincinnati’s winter season.  Cole is no stranger to Cincinnati, as indicated by the presence of numerous friendly faces.  I would be remiss if I did not […]

Sorting through 80 Years of Taft History

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Sorting through 80 Years of Taft History

Sorting through 80 Years of Taft History  ~ Tamara Lenz Muente, Assistant Curator, Taft Museum of Art The Taft Museum of Art celebrated its 80th anniversary on November 29, 2012. To commemorate the occasion, museum staff mined the archives for documents that could illustrate the history of the museum in a way never before seen […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Great Eight

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Geometrically Ordered Design:  The Great Eight

Geometrically Ordered Design:  The Great Eight ~ 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 […]

Review, Frank Satogata at Xavier University Art Gallery

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Review, Frank Satogata at Xavier University Art Gallery

Review, Frank Satogata at Xavier University Art Gallery ~ Jane Durell The surest antidote to a bleak winter day could be the joyous exhibition of paintings and prints by Frank Satogata at the Xavier University Art Gallery now through February 15. Satogata loves color as surely as Romeo loved Juliet, but with happier consequences. He […]

PulP Art: Exploring Paper as an artistic medium

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PulP Art: Exploring Paper as an artistic medium

PulP Art: Exploring Paper as an artistic medium  ~ Shawn Daniell Paper had its beginnings sometime around AD 105 in China and has become a staple in many facets of our lives. But if you can’t look beyond paper’s basic uses such as a writing surface, advertisement materials, product packaging, or books, then you’re blinding […]

Hick And Willie At The Art Institute

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Hick And Willie At The Art Institute ~ James Cummins   Hick:  “Seeing paintings by Beckman and Matisse, one understands the S/M dance of Germany and France a little better, ‘eef yoo pleece.’ ”   Willie: “All the kids seem to love Monet— and if someone insists on trumpeting him, well, I say, heck, let […]

THE NUDE: Self & Others

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THE NUDE: Self & Others

THE NUDE: Self & Others ~ Marlene Steele This year’s Lexington Art League Nude show exhibits portraiture and figurative work with a marked emphasis on conceptual undercurrents of personal and sexual identity, the body as object, the body as experience, societal pressures, politics and violence. The first hall presents a series of figure wall hangings […]

Cedric Cox and the New Cubism

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Cedric Cox and the New Cubism

Cedric Cox and the New Cubism – Maxwell Redder Few artists in Cincinnati have emerged so quickly and ubiquitously as Cedric Michael Cox.  A 1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art and Planning Program, he has in the last four years landed four solo exhibits at top exhibition […]

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

by Saad Ghosn “Art For A Better World” is a new column that will regularly feature Greater Cincinnati Artists who use their art for a message and for a change. Each column, divided into two sections titled respectively “Images for a Better World” and “Words for a Better World”, will give the stage to a […]

Where Do Broken Hearts Go? The Periphery Gets Centralized in Enlightened

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Where Do Broken Hearts Go?  The Periphery Gets Centralized in Enlightened

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?  The Periphery Gets Centralized in Enlightened ~Keith Banner   In the freakishly astute situation comedy Enlightened (Sunday nights at 9:30 pm on HBO), tall and stately Laura Dern plays Amy Jellicoe, a great big loser beyond compare.  Amy’s whole life has gone into a black hole she seems hell-bent on […]

Book Review: The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

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Book Review:  The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg ~ Daniel Brown   Early in the new year, a young novelist’s new , or sometimes first, book is published and surprises me with its quality; last year, it was Nell Freudenberger’s The Newlyweds, a splendid look at an American man and a Bangladeshi woman who meet over the […]

Other Films of Note from 2012

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Other Films of Note from 2012 –David Schloss There were many films I saw in Cincinnati last year that I thought deserving of honorable mentions. My best of 2012 list from last month was based on the same pool as the Golden Globes and Oscars Best Picture nominees, with a few exceptions: Django Unchained and […]

AEQAI Poetry Corner

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Poetry by Maxwell Redder   Garden Thought   Lifting the large rock, smooth with a few dimples like my grandfather’s face, I found positivity living in the mud under it: Worm-wiggle squirms, needle-toothed beetles, and karma-dowsed larva mingling in harmony. Paper Mountain   I’d tear down a building With a hammer and teardrop And move […]

Letter from the Editor

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Letter from the Editor The January aeqai is full of reviews, as well as a few new regular columns and some essays. A lot of institutions and most commercial galleries hold their December or fall shows through the first few weeks of January, as the remains of the holidays (bills, in most cases) wend their […]