March 2013

“The River Having A Strong Flow”: Storm—Watershed—Riverbank

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, March 2013

“The River Having A Strong Flow”:  Storm—Watershed—Riverbank

“The River Having A Strong Flow”:  Storm—Watershed—Riverbank The 1913 Flood Dayton Art Institute, February 23-May 5, 2013 By Jonathan Kamholtz Associate Curator Jane A. Black has curated a trio of shows to commemorate the centennial of the flood of the Great Miami River. In March 1913, following a series of wet winter storms, the river […]

Subtle Bodies

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, March 2013

Subtle Bodies

Subtle Bodies  Denise Burge   “It’s not that I don’t care about content, but content is not the only way a photograph has meaning.”1 ~ James Welling   The photographic work of James Welling is recognized for its pictorial elegance, and often described in terms that suggest the mystical.  This sense arises from the viewer’s […]

Restaurant Cell-Phone Photography

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Restaurant Cell-Phone Photography

Restaurant Cell-Phone Photography by Louis Zoellar Bickett   Restaurant cell-phone photography is so ubiquitous that the act of documenting public dining has become de rigueur. Photography in our lives and public places is everywhere and everyone is a photographer—and seemingly the quality of the photograph is becoming more and more insignificant with the production of […]

A Monumental Collection: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center

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A Monumental Collection: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center

A Monumental Collection: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center By Christopher Hoeting Only when we recognize the historical patterns of isolation and accept the responsibility of supporting those artists who express themselves in a universal language of form will black American artists be seen as major contributors to the art of this century. – […]

EAT YOUR IDYLLS!

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, March 2013

EAT YOUR IDYLLS!

EAT YOUR IDYLLS! “The Art of Food” at the Carnegie through March 21, 2013. by Regan Brown “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” ―William Blake from “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” “Let them eat cake!” ―a quote erroneously attributed to Marie Antoinette. “The fury and cruelty of the French mob […]

Figuring out the Figure: AEC’s Contoured Essence.

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in March 2013

Figuring out the Figure:  AEC’s Contoured Essence.

Figuring out the Figure: AEC’s Contoured Essence.  By Shawn Daniell The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said, “The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” I couldn’t agree more. Each human body has a story to tell. Some of those stories, like the body that supports them, can be hard, soft, scarred, fleshy, […]

Transcending the Landscape of the Mind

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in March 2013

Transcending the Landscape of the Mind

Transcending the Landscape of the Mind, an Exhibition Review of March on Women at Harvest Gallery By Cate Yellig The exhibition, March on Women, currently on view at Harvest Gallery in Over-the-Rhine includes twenty-two female artists from Greater Cincinnati. Many are recognizable names like Kay Hurley, Alice Pixley Young, Paige Wideman, and Jennifer Grote and […]

Confluence: Partnership and Creativity

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Confluence: Partnership and Creativity

Confluence: Partnership and Creativity Karen Chambers The concept for “Confluence: Partnership and Creativity” was cooked up over dinner by potter Pam Korte and her husband, poet Richard Hague, and ceramic sculptor Terri Kern and her husband, graphic artist and letterpress printer David Umbenhour. Why not show the work of couples, to show how their personal […]

SMALL Really IS BIG

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SMALL Really IS BIG

SMALL Really IS BIG  By Marlene Steele When the concept is BIG, small works do not need to justify their existence against larger works because of their smaller borders. This 30 piece exhibit redefines the concept of ‘BIG’ in a number of ways and rewards the viewer with unique insights. Any artist who undertakes the […]

Reflections on Works by British artist Joanna Manousis at Atmosphere Gallery in Neusole Glassworks

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Reflections on Works by British artist Joanna Manousis at Atmosphere Gallery in Neusole Glassworks

Reflections on Works by British artist Joanna Manousis at Atmosphere Gallery in Neusole Glassworks February 23 – March 30, 2013 By Marta Hewett, owner of Marta Hewett Gallery exhibiting contemporary art for over 20 years   Joanna Manousis displays the thoughtful decision making and control of media that allow her to successfully break out of […]

Review: Real, Realer, Realist exhibition

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in March 2013

Review:  Real, Realer, Realist exhibition

Review of Real, Realer, Realist exhibition: Rick Bennett From the Renaissance through the neoclassical period, figure painting based on close observation and skilled execution was the most prestigious form of artistic expression.  Though this status was considerably diminished during the Romantic, Modern, and Post-Modern periods, it is clear today that realistic figure painting has made […]

Hick and Willie Discuss Their New PBS Show

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Hick and Willie Discuss Their New PBS Show, ‘Art Talk & Chinese Cooking’ by James Cummins Hick: “You know that ‘Art Talk’ show you pitched to PBS? Are you sure?  We’re critics.  Can we tell people how to fix their art?  We drink the milk—we’re not the cow. They’ll start us a new network: Wannabe […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: The Big Ten

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Geometrically Ordered Design:  The Big Ten

Geometrically Ordered Design:  The Big Ten By: Dustin Pike This is my tenth 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 […]

Kennedy Heights Arts Center Highlights Area Artists

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Kennedy Heights Arts Center Highlights Area Artists

Kennedy Heights Arts Center Highlights Area Artists By Laura A. Hobson A fanciful, decorated pig welcomes visitors to the Kennedy Heights Arts Center on Montgomery Road.  A 19th century white building owned by Kennedy Heights’ former mayor Lewis Kennedy, the Center strives to be the anchor of an increasingly vibrant, diverse, inclusive and creative community.  Originally […]

Letter from Chicago: Part I. “Picasso and Chicago: the Fearless Pursuit of the Modern”

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Letter from Chicago: Part I. “Picasso and Chicago: the Fearless Pursuit of the Modern”

Letter from Chicago: Part I. “Picasso and Chicago: the Fearless Pursuit of the Modern” Art Institute of Chicago, Feb 20 May 12, 2013 http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/picasso-and-chicago Questions flood the mind after seeing a stunning exhibition by an artist whose name is part of the cultural and popular vernacular. In this first of a two-part analysis, questions arise. […]

“Letter From Richmond, VA: ‘The Silent Strength of Liu Xia: Photographs’”

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in March 2013

“Letter From Richmond, VA:  ‘The Silent Strength of Liu Xia:  Photographs’”

Letter From Richmond, VA: ‘The Silent Strength of Liu Xia:  Photographs’” Amanda Dalla Villa Adams People recognize the name Ai Weiwei. From major museum retrospectives, such as Ai Weiwei:  According to What? at the Hirshhorn, pop cultural asides, including Anish Kapoor’s mass staging of Gangam Style in support of Weiwei, and global media coverage, Weiwei […]

Letter from Phoenix

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in March 2013

Letter from Phoenix

Letter from Phoenix Fran Watson I  went for sunshine and got sleet, rain, and chill. Phoenix natives don gloves and earmuffs for their morning walks when the temps hit 60 degrees. The art made up for it all even though several art festivals were literally blown away by high winds. The entrance lobby and hallways […]

A Guest of YADDO

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in March 2013

A Guest of YADDO

A Guest of YADDO a memory by Louis Zoellar Bickett When I arrived by car at YADDO, the artist/writer’s retreat in Saratoga Springs, NY, the 400-acre estate that borders the picturesque and famous Saratoga Racetrack, over a foot of snow had fallen. The estate, which makes up the famed colony, had a quiet that would occasionally […]

Girandola’s Sticky Art

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in March 2013

Girandola’s Sticky Art

Girandola’s Sticky Art By Maxwell Redder Duct tape drawings are an interesting concept: taking a material originally created for sealing the joins of metal ductwork, and using the different colors available to cut shapes and collage them into an image.  Of course, the production of an array of different colored duct tape is a more […]

GORDON BAER at the Kennedy Heights Art Center

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GORDON BAER at the Kennedy Heights Art Center

GORDON BAER at the Kennedy Heights Art Center Kevin Ott In his storied career, Gordon Baer has photographed the Beatles, Pete Rose, Larry Flynt and numerous other recognizable, iconic subjects. But, it is Baer’s photographs of the unknowns that are the heart of his great body of work. The Kennedy Heights Art Center is displaying […]

Profile: Tyler Wilkinson, Manifest Gallery Artist in Residence

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in March 2013

Profile: Tyler Wilkinson, Manifest Gallery Artist in Residence

  Profile: Tyler Wilkinson, Manifest Gallery Artist in Residence Jane Durrell Tyler Wilkinson, Manifest Gallery’s first Artist-in-Residence, greets visitors to his studio at the rear of the gallery during every opening, an act of hospitality he clearly enjoys aside from its requirement for his year-long role. Tall and slim, Wilkinson has a ready smile, extremely […]

Costume Designer Reba Senke: From the Particular to the Universal

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Costume Designer Reba Senke: From the Particular to the Universal

Costume Designer Reba Senke: From the Particular to the Universal by Tony Dallas I have worked in the theatre as a director for most of my working life. I have also worked for many years as a theatre reviewer—first for Public Radio, then for my own theatre blog http://tonydallastheatrereviews.blogspot.com/ (I have reviewed over 150 productions). […]

“HIT PARADE: THE ANATOMY OF A COVER SONG” SHOWS WIT, WHIMSY

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“HIT PARADE: THE ANATOMY OF A COVER SONG” SHOWS WIT, WHIMSY

“HIT PARADE: THE ANATOMY OF A COVER SONG” SHOWS WIT, WHIMSY – Kathy Valin Third Party Gallery’s one-night-only “HIT PARADE: The Anatomy of a Cover Song” March 13, 2013, was designed as a gallery installation and a take-away compilation CD of The Beach Boys’ 1966 smash hit “Good Vibrations.” Liner notes were very nicely done, […]

My Conceptual Photographic Work

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My Conceptual Photographic Work

My Conceptual Photographic Work by Louis Zoellar Bickett Though I have photographed since 1970, by way of a serious approach, I do not consider myself to be a photographer. I do not have an identity as a photographer, rather, as a conceptual artist, I use photography as a tool to achieve the original idea for […]

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD Saad Ghosn   Images For A Better World: Matt REED, Visual Artist Matt Reed is an artist, educator, and radical leftist currently living in Cincinnati, OH. His work has appeared in galleries in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Los Angeles, and Munich. His illustrations have been used for magazines, comic books, t-shirts, […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

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Maxwell’s Poetry Corner By Maxwell Redder   Horns Horns of hartebeest inspiring the drawn heart (tip as spine and curves as breasts) were removed to use as tools. One: a drill plunged and spun through baked dirt, exploding a hole of rusty powder when yanked like cork of wine. Two: a dagger feather wrapped with […]

Film Reviews for January – March 2013

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Film Reviews for January – March 2013 – David Schloss I had the flu for 6 weeks, so saw comparatively few films during this time. The standouts were Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow, with Jessica Chastain; Rust and Bone by Jacques Audiard, with Marion Cottillard and Matthias Schoenaerts (now On Demand, and reviewed in […]

Letter from the Editor

March 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements, March 2013

The March issue of aeqai should inform all our readers and members of the arts communities here how to get a good handle on the directions into which aeqai is moving.  We hope that you like the mix of articles that will become more regular and familiar as we meet visual artists and writers in other cities […]