Summer 2012

Nicholas Pfarr at William Schickel Gallery

August 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

Nicholas Pfarr at William Schickel Gallery

By Kenn Day Most galleries I visit are very professional. By this I mean that great attention has been paid to everything from the lighting and framing and placement to the carpet and the color of the walls. The art viewed in these places has been created to compete in a world in which the […]

Mediating Matrices and Meditations on a New Media: Built in the Digital World: Kimberly Burleigh, James Duesing, Derrick Woodham and McCrystle Wood: at Weston Art Gallery June 15 – August 31, 2012

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, Summer 2012

Mediating Matrices and Meditations on a New Media: Built in the Digital World:   Kimberly Burleigh, James Duesing, Derrick Woodham and McCrystle Wood: at Weston  Art  Gallery  June 15 - August 31, 2012

  By: Regan Brown Photographs courtesy of Weston Gallery “. . . In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and […]

50th Anniversary Year, Carl Solway Gallery Exhibition

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, Summer 2012

50th Anniversary Year, Carl Solway Gallery Exhibition

  By: Jane Durrell Imagine a cocktail party where everyone knows everyone else and the conversation never stops. That’s Carl Solway Gallery’s 50th Anniversary exhibition. More than one generation are here, but the young ones know the old ones and refine upon or react against, just like in your neighborhood. Sixty-three artists are represented. An […]

Collaborative Assemblages

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, Summer 2012

Collaborative Assemblages

By: Maria Seda-Reeder “Found in Translation: Work by Cynthia Gregory, Christian Schmit and Greg Swiger” at
Semantics Gallery is the kind of show at which you can get lost.  The mostly miniature/sculptural works are tiny assemblages of objects that range from meticulously crafted to purposefully undone.  Diminutive paintings, drawings, furniture, and found objects round out a densely […]

True Believer: “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit” at Cincinnati Art Museum

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, Summer 2012

True Believer: “Henry Ossawa Tanner:  Modern Spirit” at Cincinnati Art Museum

  By: Keith Banner “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit,” currently on view through September 9, 2012 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, invokes the hush and grandeur of a nighttime cathedral with dark-toned walls and Midnight in Paris lighting, as if to set the stage for an upscale art-history coronation. Many of the paintings themselves give […]

Color of Wind, Sound of Water

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in *, Summer 2012

Color of Wind, Sound of Water

  By: Daniel Brown Uniting gestural abstraction and calligraphic mark making, Frank Satogata celebrates nature’s beautiful juxtapositions. TWO APPROACHES to the globalized art market, though widely different, have evolved on parallel tracks. On the one hand, there’s an internationalized art market predicated on our consumerist culture and the consequent adoration of and obsession with American […]

George Inness at The Cincinnati Art Museum

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

George Inness at The Cincinnati Art Museum

  By: Kevin Muente I stand before George Inness’s Near the Village, October on the last hot day of June and long for fall. This medium size painting, 30 x 45 inches, seems larger to me. Perhaps its stately frame makes it feel more formidable. Near the center of the painting in the middle ground […]

Jannis Varelas: Sleep My Little Sheep Sleep at the Contemporary Arts Center

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

Jannis Varelas:  Sleep My Little Sheep Sleep at the Contemporary Arts Center

  By: Amanda Dalla Villa Adams German philosopher Walter Benjamin’s angel of history surveys the past and “sees one single catastrophe, which unceasingly piles rubble on top of rubble and hurls it before his feet.”  But instead of turning away, the angel is swiftly driven by an irresistible force – the storm of progress – […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: Fantastic Four

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

Geometrically Ordered Design: Fantastic Four

    By: Dustin Pike “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” -Albert Einstein This is my fourth article pertaining to the design field and again it is necessary to distinguish between art and design. Design in essence cannot be accomplished without specific degrees of control, and almost always has […]

Stand-In God

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

Stand-In God

By: Maxwell Redder “Museum Gallery / Gallery Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio. 104 degrees; a new record: Saturday, July the seventh of twenty-twelve.” The fathers of existentialism often explored the concepts of being ‘thrown into existence.’  The fact that we neither asked for, nor gave permission to enter this universe as a conscious being, presents more challenging […]

Donna Talerico at Greenwich House Gallery

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

Donna Talerico at Greenwich House Gallery

By: Daniel Brown Donna Talerico wows us, once again, with her new paintings of France, currently on view at Greenwich House Gallery in O’Bryonville.  Her annual trip to France has been generating some of the most energetic and engaging paintings in this region, where she lives.  Talerico manages to be both an Impressionist and an […]

All the Usual Suspects at Thompson House Shooting Gallery

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

All the Usual Suspects at Thompson House Shooting Gallery

By: Karen S. Chambers The Thompson House Shooting Gallery’s exhibition — “All the Usual Suspects” — is oddly titled since it suggests artists who are well known or familiar. But the participants are emerging and unfamiliar to most people although co-curators and gallery directors Jennifer Edwards and Jennifer Feld know them well. This is the […]

The Art of Sound: Four Centuries of Musical Instruments

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

The Art of Sound: Four Centuries of Musical Instruments

By Larry Watson Cincinnati Art Museum June 16-September 12, 2012 When viewing works that have a function, one wonders  whether  there is a critical distinction between art and craft; between creativity and structural formulas; between innovation and “form follows function?” The exhibit at the CAM gathers musical instruments from around the globe and across the […]

My First Residency

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

My First Residency

  By: Kate Kern The windows and skylight of my temporary studio faced east. Opening the door in the morning I was greeted by light flooding in across the work table and onto the floor. By the beginning of my second week at the Virginia Center for Creative  Arts, I came closer to a working rhythm […]

The Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center Uses Art to Help At-risk Students

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

The Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center Uses Art to Help At-risk Students

  By: Shawn Daniell Some students learn better visually. There are many students who are at risk of not graduating from high school and art can serve as a method to bridge that gap. As an artist and a current student, I see the value of using art as an educational tool.  I think Lorin […]

Purple Trees

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

Purple Trees

By: Susan Mahan When my mother was 90 years old, I took her for her first visit to the Cincinnati Art Museum. She was a self-trained painter who worked from photographs taken from Ideals magazines. My mother was quite skilled in the art of copying photos. Drawing came easily to her and she could match […]

Dying like Everything

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

Dying like Everything

  By: Maxwell Redder Photographs taken by: Mark Patsfall Rarely does an artist have the opportunity to express so vividly an equal passion for music and visual art.  Jon Langford’s solo exhibit which came down July 14, 2012, at Clay St. Press was able to achieve that dichotomy.  In fact, he has lived on both sides […]

Book Review: The Lower River, By: Paul Theroux

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

Book Review: The Lower River, By: Paul Theroux

Book Review By: Daniel Brown Paul Theroux may best be known as America’s most engaging travel writer; the books that first brought him to my attention were The Great Railway Bizarre and The Old Patagonian Express, which he wrote almost four decades ago.  Like Joan Didion, Theroux’s career includes writing both non-fiction and fiction, and […]

Review for Nicholas Pfarr Exhibit, William Schickel Gallery

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012, Uncategorized

Review for Nicholas Pfarr Exhibit, William Schickel Gallery

Most galleries I visit are very professional. By this I mean that great attention has been paid to everything from the lighting and framing and placement to the carpet and the color of the walls. The art viewed in these places has been created to compete in a world in which the quality of the […]

Color Pencil Society of America

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012

Color Pencil Society of America

By: Marlene Steele The Color Pencil Society’s 20th Anniversary International Exhibition is an extensive show filling the main gallery and 4 galleries on the second floor of the Carnegie Art Center. This organization, founded by Vera Curnow of Rising Sun, Indiana, seeks to lend stature to the medium of color pencil as a fine art […]

All Around Us

July 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements, Summer 2012

All Around Us

As hard as it is to imagine, not many years ago the word “environment” was seldom used at all in ordinary conversation, and even less in conjunction with art. Now it’s almost a standard inclusion in everything, including paper towel commercials. One of the best, and most interesting, forays into the field is on display […]

Douglas Miller at The Green Gallery

July 13th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Summer 2012, Uncategorized

Douglas Miller at The Green Gallery

A glance at Miller’s “bewilderinger” exhibition invite reveals an unfinished work (in this case the head of a bird of prey) of apparent traditional draftsmanship. Thinking generally, it made me recall the non finito of Renaissance artists, or the framing of Classical fragments by Romantics. Yet, to be a non finito implies an unfinished wholeness […]