July-August 2013

WOUNDED HOME, Lloyd Library and Museum

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WOUNDED HOME, Lloyd Library and Museum

WOUNDED HOME, Lloyd Library and Museum By Karen Chambers “Ten years in the making” is not hyperbole when applied to the “Wounded Home” exhibition at the Lloyd Library and Museum.1 It’s just a fact. Ten years ago the guest curator, Kate Kern, participated in “Mining the Lloyd: Artists Reveal Secrets and Treasures from the Lloyd.” […]

Dig at The Fitton Center

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Dig at The Fitton Center

Dig at The Fitton Center By Shawn Daniell A “wise man” once said, “Ogres are like onions.” Although this quote is from the Disney animated feature Shrek, I think it makes a valid point. Shrek’s basically saying, “Hey, onions have layers. I have layers. Dig it?” In the newest exhibit, dig, on display at the […]

The Fetish Line: “Andy Warhol: Athletes” and “The Art of Sport”

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The Fetish Line:   “Andy Warhol:  Athletes” and “The Art of Sport”

The Fetish Line: “Andy Warhol: Athletes” and “The Art of Sport” at the Dayton Art Institute By Keith Banner “He’s SO beautiful,” Andy Warhol swoons in quoted text next to his Day-Glo portrait of O.J. Simpson in “Andy Warhol: Athletes,” a show of commissioned pieces Warhol did in 1977 installed on aqua walls at the […]

Small Packages/Good Things  

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Small Packages/Good Things  

Small Packages/Good Things   by Fran Watson Motif, Mantra &  Mystery Small works by Frank Herrmann, Kim Krause and Eric Standley Marta Hewett Gallery Jun 28 – August 24, 2013 Artists need to think their way up.  Great huge works don’t simply happen.  They follow many little ideas which one day culminate in a masterpiece…. […]

Singing for Myself: Seeing Opera

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Singing for Myself:  Seeing Opera

Singing for Myself: Seeing Opera Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery
June 14–August 31, 2013 By Jonathan Kamholtz Mr. Sousaphone, the main character in Jay Bolotin’s remarkable 22-minute video “Kharmen,” makes it back home after a long and dangerous and partly hallucinatory urban trek. He puts an old vinyl—or possible even shellac—version of Carmen […]

Galileo from Philip Glass: Visually Arresting and Dramatically Cohesive

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Galileo from Philip Glass: Visually Arresting and Dramatically Cohesive

Galileo from Philip Glass: Visually Arresting and Dramatically Cohesive By Rafael de Acha July 23, 2013 United States Glass, Galileo Galilei: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera, Kelly Kuo (conductor), Ted Huffman (stage director), David A. Center (scenic design), Rebecca Senske (costume design), Thomas C. Hase (lighting design), James D. Geier (make-up and hair), Yara Travieso (movement). Cincinnati, Ohio, […]

My Favorite Martian

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My Favorite Martian

My Favorite Martian By Tim Kennedy It wasn’t easy to find the Lenbachhaus Galerie in Munich last summer. We crossed the street and consulted a street map several times but ultimately discovered that the gallery was actually underground and attached to the Subway. The exhibition space had the feel of a two-story corridor into which […]

Fair and Warmer: Two Artists/One Path

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Fair and Warmer:  Two Artists/One Path

Fair and Warmer by Fran Watson Two Artists/One Path Barb Ahlbrand and Jackie Frey Cincinnati YWCA Women’s Art Gallery June 21 – September 12, 2013 Hot! Hot! Hot! with art to match the climate at the downtown YWCA gallery . Big, juicy masses of color fan the flames of energy in nearly every one of […]

The Human Face: A Revelation at Artisan Enterprise Center

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The Human Face: A Revelation at Artisan Enterprise Center

review of   The Human Face: A Revelation at Artisan Enterprise Center Jane Durrell Covington’s Artisan Enterprise Center currently is chock-a-block with art, with ideas, with good reasons to spend time looking at the two linked exhibitions on view there as The Human Face: A Revelation. You may spend more time than you expected – there’s […]

Gordon Matta-Clark, Suzanne Harris, and Tina Girouard: The 112 Greene Street Years

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Gordon Matta-Clark, Suzanne Harris, and Tina Girouard: The 112 Greene Street Years

Gordon Matta-Clark, Suzanne Harris, and Tina Girouard: The 112 Greene Street Years Rhona Hoffman Gallery Curated by Jessamyn Fiore By Chase Martin One of the first non-commercial alternative art spaces in New York City, 112 Greene Street was an epicenter of artistic experimentation for much of the 1970s. The six-story industrial building in then-blighted Soho […]

El Campo de Mañana at LOT Louisville

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El Campo de Mañana at LOT Louisville

El Campo de Mañana at LOT Louisville By Julie Gross Land of Tomorrow (LOT) Louisville is known to exhibit some of the most intriguing contemporary art in the area. Works that make you scratch your head and make you want to pull out your camera phone to take a pic. The 18,000 square foot gallery […]

The 7 Borders exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

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The 7 Borders exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

The 7 Borders exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft By Chelsea Gifford With Kentucky positioned at the confluence of its seven neighboring states, The 7 Borders exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft ambitiously seeks to interpret and expand the mission of the institution by widening the scope of artists […]

Exploring Innocence and Experience

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Exploring Innocence and Experience

Exploring Innocence and Experience –Maxwell Redder Thunder-sky, Inc. Gallery is one of Cincinnati’s most unusual. The current exhibit, INNCE/EXPCE, running through Aug. 10, 2013, is inspired by a collection of poems / prints written by the great 18th & 19th Century English poet, painter, print maker, William Blake. Its title: Songs of Innocence and of […]

Poetry by James Cummins

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Poetry by James Cummins I Am Critick I am Critick, hear me roar, in dudgeon too high to ignore, and I know too much to go back to East Bend. Oh, I’ve slept with Tweedledee, now I’ve got my Ph.D— no one’s ever making me go down again! O-oh, yes, I am wise— see the […]

Graphic Design Is A Nebulous Thing

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Graphic Design Is A Nebulous Thing

Graphic Design Is A Nebulous Thing by Danelle Cheney In 1930, Beatrice Warde gave a speech entitled  Printing Should Be Invisible. Later printed under the name  The Crystal Goblet, she explores concepts that graphic designers will invariably encounter at some point during their careers. Warde begins by asking whether you would rather be […]

Letter from Los Angeles: The Demise of the Museum Volunteer

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Letter from Los Angeles:  The Demise of the Museum Volunteer — Kay Talwar The volunteer in the art world is a vanishing breed thanks to the institutions they serve. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) had 3000 volunteers when Michael Govan became director in 2006. Today it is questionable whether the museum volunteer […]

A Look at 21C: Boutique Museum Hotel

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A Look at 21C: Boutique Museum Hotel

A Look at 21C: Boutique Museum Hotel By Kevin Ott   It would be hard to argue that downtown Cincinnati was not in need of a hip boutique hotel. 21C does much more than just fill this void: it adds a refreshing approach to exhibiting contemporary art in a welcoming setting in the heart of […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Everlasting Fruit

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Geometrically Ordered Design: The Everlasting Fruit

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Everlasting Fruit By Dustin Pike “The man who speaks with primordial images speaks with a thousand tongues.” -Carl Jung This is my thirteenth article pertaining to the design field and its relationship with science and philosophy. In order to understand design language at its core, the viewer must understand the acoustics […]

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD • Images For A Better World: Billy SIMMS, Visual Artist Billy Simms, artist and educator, was born and raised outside of Washington, DC. He moved to the Tri-state area in 2004. Simms has a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in theatrical scenic and lighting […]

Kip Eagen: An Unsung (or at least under the Radar) Arts Professional

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Kip Eagen:  An Unsung (or at least under the Radar) Arts Professional

Kip Eagen: An Unsung (or at least under the Radar) Arts Professional By Laura A. Hobson Growing up in Cincinnati, Kip Eagen at age twelve was transported to a different time and place by the mummies at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It was his introduction to the world of art, which he never left. Now, […]

Letter from Chicago

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Letter from Chicago

Letter from Chicago By Laura A. Hobson The pulse of the city was vibrant. Chicago, the Windy City, breezed with music and art downtown at the Art Institute’s exhibit of Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity as well as the three-day music festival called Lollapalooza, which attracted over 270,000 people from August 2 – 4. People of […]

AARON SKOLNICK IN NYC, JUNE 24-27, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett

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AARON SKOLNICK IN NYC, JUNE 24-27, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett

AARON SKOLNICK IN NYC, JUNE 24-27, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett   ⦁ AARON SKOLNICK’S PARTY AT THE LAYFAYETTE HOUSE, NYC, JUNE 25, 2013, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett ⦁ AARON’S STUDIO IN HIS ABSENCE, JULY 2, 2013, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett ⦁ ARRON SKOLNICK’S “WAYWARD BOUND” OPENING AT RARE GALLERY, NYC, JUNE 25, 2013

Polyphonic Playground

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Polyphonic Playground

Polyphonic Playground: Paintings & Drawings by Cedric Michael Cox @ FiveMyles, Brooklyn, New York  

David Johnson: In Memoriam

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David Johnson: In Memoriam Many of us were shocked and horrified to learn of David Johnson’s tragic and untimely death last week.  David was our colleague, a superb teacher, curator, educator, who enriched the visual arts with his knowledge, hard work and frequent wit.  I first met him way back when Carl Solway was developing what […]

Book Review: Transatlantic, by Colum McCann

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Book Review: Transatlantic, by Colum McCann Transatlantic, by Colum McCann, is a contemporary literary masterpiece. In a year where most fiction has been ordinary, his accomplishment seems that much greater. McCann, l like other living Irish writers (Coim Toibin and Edna O’Brien come immediately to mind) has that true Irish gift for language, and for […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

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Poetry By Maxwell Redder   An Audacious Escape Now parked, I saw the firefly ascending from my truck bed. His fluorescent tube acted as a gentle jetpack, a hovercraft, an audacious escape. Relaxing on rusty vacant bolt holes previously used to clasp the cap, he did not recognize my turning ignition signified a twelve mile […]

MOTHER DRINKING HER MORNING COFFEE

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MOTHER DRINKING HER MORNING COFFEE By Louis Zoeller Bickett It is a hot, late summer, Saturday morning. Mother is sitting at the kitchen table overlooking the back yard. She is wrapped in her pink satin robe as if a chill had enveloped her in winter. She is having her morning coffee. The morning will soon […]

Letter from the Editor

August 2nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements, July-August 2013

Letter from the Editor The summer issue of aeqai combines the months of July and August. and is now available to our readers. We assure you that many of the shows recently opened are some of the best of the year: once upon a time, in the fifties, for example, most visual arts programming was […]