March 2014

AEQAI Spring Benefit

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AEQAI Spring Benefit

AEQAI SPRING BENEFIT Thursday, April 17th 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEQAI, one of the fastest growing online art journals in America, offers critical reviews, informative profiles and features, and insightful essays and analyses. Join us as we celebrate four years of success and help to support another year of critical reviews, informative reports and […]

Love for Sale: Genius and Grace: Francois Boucher and the Generation of 1700

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Love for Sale: Genius and Grace: Francois Boucher and the Generation of 1700

by Jonathan Kamholtz Cincinnati Art Museum February 14, 2014-May 11, 2014 In Jean Restout’s “Pygmalion and Galatea,” the statue of Galatea, newly come to life, spreads her arms and bares her breasts to the adoring sculptor. She seems less surprised at her new incarnation than he does; he gazes at him with a sophisticated, impish […]

Ain’t Misbehavin’

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Ain’t Misbehavin’

by Stephen Slaughter “Buildering, Misbehaving the City” and KniveandFork Questions and Answers Space and Place The Ordinary and the Banal The objective of architecture is works of art that are lived in.  The city is the largest, and at present the worst of such works of art. Functionalism (to speak roughly of the heroic period […]

A Group Exhibition Curated by Yvonne Van Eijden

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A Group Exhibition Curated by Yvonne Van Eijden

by Karen Chambers “CCAC (Clifton Cultural Arts Center) will have a beautiful show with these five artists.” That’s how the curator, Yvonne van Eitjden, described the exhibition of two photographers, two wood sculptors, and one painter (herself [Why, oh why, do curators include their own work in exhibitions? How about they make a pact with […]

Erwin’s Pastels: Recent Portraits Studies of Estrangement and Reconciliation

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Erwin's Pastels: Recent Portraits Studies of Estrangement and Reconciliation

by Marlene Steele Gaela Erwin, Manifest Gallery Cincinnati Ohio Chi.a.ro.scu.ro: An effect of contrasted light and shadow. Origin Latin: chiaro ‘clear,bright’ + oscuro ‘dark, obscure’ Pas.tel  pastel: noun:  a crayon made of powdered pigments bound with gum or resin. adjective: of a soft and delicate shade or color. The interlude where I met Gaela Erwin […]

Epic Epicene: Michael Combs at 21C (Cincinnati)

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Epic Epicene: Michael Combs at 21C (Cincinnati)

by Keith Banner In 1964, Susan Sontag wrote an essay called “Notes on ‘Camp’” that still wraps and winds its tentacles throughout culture today.  Basically a survey of “Camp’s” meanings, practices and perversions, the essay reads like a Bible for drag, piss-elegance and artful political incorrectness used to both disembowel and deconstruct the mainstream.  When […]

Expanded Manliness Capsizes Duck Boat at 21c Museum

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Expanded Manliness Capsizes Duck Boat at 21c Museum

by Robert K. Wallace Wild Card: The Art of Michael Combs, A Fifteen-Year Survey. One of the attractions Newport-on-the-Levee has brought to Greater Cincinnati is the tourist version of the World War II “duck boat” on which you can cruise the Ohio River.  Those of us who remember the “duck boat” that got run over […]

Xavier University Faculty Exhibit: Artisans of Cultural Change

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Xavier University Faculty Exhibit: Artisans of Cultural Change

by Trish Richter February 14 – March 14 Trailing behind the phenomenon of globalization is the individual’s growing awareness of its identity within a politically, socially, and environmentally global community. Old news, yes, but this concept is exponentially significant as the world continues to shift at the expense of both humans and the natural world. […]

The Parable of the Conceptual Artist

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The Parable of the Conceptual Artist

by Julie Gross A recent graduate art student was contemplating the ideas set forth in the Bible. As he pondered the depth of the mysterious mind of God he reached for his plenty pack of chewing gum, unwrapped a thin stick of refreshment and carefully folded it into his mouth. As his thoughts were preoccupied […]

High Bespoke

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High Bespoke

by Fran Watson From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith February 14, 2014 – May 11, 2014 Cincinnati Art Museum “Bespoke” was hardly an often-used description of jewelry during the ’60’s when Art Smith created the highly original pieces seen in his current display at CAM, but it now seems to […]

Review of M. Katherine Hurley’s “Returning Home,” La Poste Eatery

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Review of M. Katherine Hurley's “Returning Home,” La Poste Eatery

by Jane Durrell At La Poste Eatery in Clifton, artist M. Katherine Hurley is telling a story over dinner.  Her story, “Returning Home,” is on the walls, in colors good enough to eat – if she will forgive me for saying that – in a series of ten works that reflect a trip from Ohio […]

Art of Food Leaves Viewers Hungry

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Art of Food Leaves Viewers Hungry

by Shawn Daniell The Carnegie’s eighth installment of The Art of Food has become an extravagant opening night affair. But in the days that follow, the viewing experience becomes anticlimactic and sadly underwhelming. I’ve perused photos of the opening night online. I’ve seen the Alice and Wonderland costumed characters. I’ve seen the exquisite food creations […]

William Messer: Some Women, Some Stories

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William Messer: Some Women, Some Stories

by Kevin Ott Iris BookCafe and Gallery is an uncluttered but homey café/gallery on upper Main Street. Main between Central Parkway and Liberty has retained its DYI vibe, the bars, restaurants, cafes and retail still feeling a bit less polished than its more 3CDC-ish neighbor, Vine Street. Both are great, but Main Street and places […]

The Emerald Tablet: Ken Henson at the Lloyd Library and Museum

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The Emerald Tablet: Ken Henson at the Lloyd Library and Museum

by Dustin Pike In the city we call Cincinnati, there lies nestled a hidden gem of a library founded by three brothers, John Uri, Nelson Ashley, and Curtis Gates Lloyd. They ventured here first and foremost, to further their knowledge and practice of pharmaceuticals, and as it turned out they were quite successful. Their combined […]

What Do We Expect from Museum Directors?

March 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, March 2014

by Daniel Brown As the search for a new director of the Art Museum continues, we have been made aware that the museum board places high priority on the director being part of the international art scene, known internationally.  I wish that the board would be more specific in telling us why that is a […]

Gutenberg vs. The Internet

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Gutenberg vs. The Internet

by Danelle Cheney 1455: Mainz, Germany. Johannes Gutenberg nears completion on the first edition of the forty-two line bible with moveable type and machinery he’s spent years developing. 1969: Los Angeles, USA. Charley S. Kline sends the first message across an early version of the internet: “LO.” He was attempting to type “LOGIN,” which he […]

Two Artists, Two Profiles: Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Mancini, the 2013-2014 Manifest Artists in Residence

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Two Artists, Two Profiles: Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Mancini, the 2013-2014 Manifest Artists in Residence

by Elizabeth Teslow “Be open for growth and the unexpected nature of art-making.” Jeremy Plunkett “The year goes by fast.  You cannot take a week for granted.” Nicholas Mancini After I completed my interviews with Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Mancini, Manifest’s second-year Artists in Residence, I was mentally exhausted.  For two enlightening hours, Jeremy and […]

The Eisele Gallery of Fine Art: A Cincinnati Tradition

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by Laura Hobson From “The Indian Chief” by Henry Farny to “Mending the Nets” by Dixie Selden, The Eisele Gallery of Fine Art offers outstanding paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Owned and operated by President/Chief Executive Officer Doug Eisele since 2005, the gallery features works by both living and deceased artists. In addition, […]

Art for a Better World – March

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Art for a Better World - March

by Saad Ghosn I.  Images For A Better World: Kimberly HENSON, Visual Artist Kymberly Henson has been working in the arts for over 30 years. After graduating with an art degree from Edgecliff College she owned and operated a wearable art studio called “Kymber Originals”, producing one of a kind and limited edition hand-painted and […]

Louis Bickett Photo Essays – March

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Louis Bickett Photo Essays - March

from the Louis Bickett Photo Archive What I Read Collection     Daddy Collects Collection     I IMAGINE THE OLD NIGGER WILL BE CHEAPER’, VINTAGE LETTER, 17 FEBRUARY 2011  

Letter from Wyoming – There Is Good Art Everywhere

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Letter from Wyoming - There Is Good Art Everywhere

By Cynthia Kukla There is good art everywhere, just look.  Look a little harder and you will find great art just about anywhere.  Such is the case with the exhibition of Robert Motherwell and Lee Hall in Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s big ski country.  Great art indeed. Tayloe Piggott, owner and namesake of her gallery, presented/paired […]

Letter from Roanoke – March

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Letter from Roanoke - March

By Judith Fairly The contrast between the gray people-moving facility I’d left in Dallas-Fort Worth and the airy concourse into which I disembarked at the Roanoke Regional Airport that the architect Ron Price envisioned as a “transition between earth and air” could not have been greater. Price’s design utilizes materials that look to both the […]

Book Review: The Apartment

March 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in *, Features, March 2014

by Daniel Brown The Apartment, a new novel by Greg Baxter, is a very compelling, beautifully crafted and written book wherein all the action takes place on one single day in an unnamed Eastern European capital, most likely but not necessarily, Prague.  The American narrator is a forty-one year old former Navy man with experience […]

Poetry by Daniel Brown

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by Daniel Brown Lucy Her eyes of sapphire blue Challenge you under quizzical brows. Like a Vermont wildflower, She was tough and unspoiled. Plucked, She might fail to survive. The girl from those green hills Wanted to try art school. She was our daily server At an elegant small mountain resort. I helped her to […]

Poetry by Maxwell Redder – March

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by Maxwell Redder But Little Blips I. Seeping from my brain like sap from a pine, slowly building into a sticky clump. I clean the wax from my ear and ponder is it formed from wasted energy of my pale thoughts — never written on paper — the ones but little blips, like rain particles […]

Letter from the Editor – March

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The March issue of aeqai has just posted, and it’s a very large issue, full of reviews and essays and profiles and Letters from other cities. We are trying to put these different categories of article into groups, and the headings should help our readers go directly to what they want to read, and, too, […]