October 2013

Evolution, Jeremy Johnson and Aaron Kent

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, October 2013

Evolution, Jeremy Johnson and Aaron Kent

Evolution, Jeremy Johnson and Aaron Kent At Prairie Gallery By Matthew Metzger   Science is fertile ground for mystery. Neo-Platonic notions of the fertility of the soil; animal magic; the cooperation of the tribe; the numinous atmosphere; the ungraspable vastness of the universe; infinity; the void. Our best scientists are by necessity also poets and […]

Marta Hewett Gallery: “This is contemporary art.”

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, October 2013

Marta Hewett Gallery: “This is contemporary art.”

Marta Hewett Gallery: “This is contemporary art.” By Karen Chambers Even though the computer ate gallery owner Marta Hewett’s “What Is Contemporary Art?” essay for aeqai, it set her to thinking about the question. (For how other citizens of the art world answered that question, see the September issue.) Once on this path, Hewett came […]

Radical without a Cause: “Matisse: A Life in Color”

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, October 2013

Radical without a Cause:  “Matisse:  A Life in Color”

Radical without a Cause:  “Matisse:  A Life in Color”  at the Indianapolis Museum of Art By Keith Banner A docent was giving a tour of “Matisse:  A Life in Color” at the Indianapolis Museum of Art when I was strolling through.  I overheard her say, “Matisse didn’t have any social causes in his work.  He […]

Deconstructing America: Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19-Century American Art

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, October 2013

Deconstructing America: Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19-Century American Art

Deconstructing America: Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19-Century American Art Taft Museum of Art
September 20, 2013-January 12, 2014 By Jonathan Kamholtz “Telling Tales” at the Taft makes its case for American art the hard way.  This excellent loan exhibit from the New-York Historical Society surveys American painting with very few of the go-to works […]

GEORGE WESLEY BELLOWS at the Columbus Museum of Art

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, October 2013

GEORGE WESLEY BELLOWS at the Columbus Museum of Art

GEORGE WESLEY BELLOWS at the Columbus Museum of Art  By Kevin Ott     Columbus Ohio’s favorite son of the art world, George Wesley Bellows (1881-1925), has returned to his hometown museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, for a compact but enjoyable and educational show. Bellows was, and is, a titan of American early 20th […]

PRESSING MATTERS

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

PRESSING MATTERS

PRESSING MATTERS   by Fran Watson Tiger Lily Press at Fifth Street Gallery   October 11 – November 2 Cincinnati Portfolio IV at Clay Street Press   September 27 – November 16 Printmaking is an indoor sport, which may explain the appearance of two (count ‘em 2)  fine Cincinnati Print exhibits as the weather cools. […]

Michael Nichols at the Carnegie

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Michael Nichols at the Carnegie

Michael Nichols at the Carnegie by Kevin Muente Michael Nichols’s silently disturbing silverpoint drawings are tucked away in the small hallway gallery at the Carnegie. If you aren’t familiar with the medium of silverpoint, the end result resembles graphite drawings to an extent and to an untrained eye could perhaps pass as such. The medium […]

ANGELS at the Carnegie Art Center

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

ANGELS at the Carnegie Art Center

ANGELS at the Carnegie Art Center By Marta Hewett   I have spoke with the tongues of angels I have held the hand of the devil It was warm in the night I was cold as a stone But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for But I still haven’t found what I’m looking […]

Letter from Bellevue: Red-Line Elegy

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Letter from Bellevue:  Red-Line Elegy

Letter from Bellevue:  Red-Line Elegy By Robert K. Wallace It was a typical Friday night.  Immediately after dinner I was going to drive into Cincinnati over the Big Mac Bridge, check out the show at the Weston Gallery near the Aronoff, drop in at Hewett Gallery near the Pendleton, and then head up to the […]

Ana England and Steven Finke’s Imminence

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Ana England and Steven Finke’s Imminence

Ana England and Steven Finke’s Imminence  By Kelly Moffett I was able to visit Ana England and Steven Finke’s Imminence with my colleague, Bob Wallace, and I returned a week later with my husband and son.  I felt particularly drawn to Steven’s side of the exhibit, since it relates to much of my recent work […]

A Limited Engagement: Works by Tatjana Krizmanic

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

A Limited Engagement: Works by Tatjana Krizmanic

A Limited Engagement: Works by Tatjana Krizmanic B Deemer Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky By Christine Huskisson What I dream of is an art of balance, or purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. – […]

“1963 Revisited”

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

"1963 Revisited"

“1963 Remembered” By Marlene Steele Trotted down to see the YWCA exhibit on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement 1963-2013, downtown CIncinnati. Being a significant subject for a multiple artist extravaganza, one would think that this exhibit would be worth the while.  I am selecting some pieces to highlight. Artist insight and issue […]

An Interview with Steven Matijcio, curator at the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

An Interview with Steven Matijcio, curator at the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center

An Interview with Steven Matijcio, curator at the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center by Christopher Hoeting Steven Matijcio is heading into his fifth month as new curator at the The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)-one of the nation’s oldest and most celebrated contemporary art institutions. According to Raphaela Platow, the CAC’s Alice & Harris Weston Director and […]

What is ________________ Art?

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

What is ________________ Art?

What is ________________ Art? By Steven Matijcio In a field full of impossible queries and infinite philosophical musings, there is no doubt that the question of what is contemporary art? has, and will continue to take up countless hours of discussion in classrooms, lecture halls, panel bureaus and book pages. Of course there is no […]

Three x Ten

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Three x Ten  By Gary Gaffney Take science, for example. Great scientists and science writers know that the average person sees the impact of scientific ideas and innovations on their lives, yet has little understanding of science or scientific thinking. Go to the science section of any large bookstore, and you will find numerous books […]

Querulous at Large

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Querulous at Large By Querulous Sometimes, not often but sometimes, for someone headed to a six o’clock event at the Contemporary Arts Center, a parking slot will be open on East Sixth Street in that tiny interval of time between Forbidden (4-6 p.m.) and Free (post 6 p.m.). When one turned up as Querulous headed […]

“What’s New: Fashion and Contemporary Craft,” Cincinnati Art Museum

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

“What’s New: Fashion and Contemporary Craft,”  Cincinnati Art Museum

“What’s New: Fashion and Contemporary Craft,”  Cincinnati Art Museum By Sara Caswell-Pearce   Some exhibitions are big, but lackluster. Others are small, but juicy. Happily, the latter is the case with the Cincinnati Art Museum’s What’s New: Fashion and Contemporary Craft. The basic idea – comparing works to one another – is hardly new. Yet, […]

Realm of the Immortals

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Realm of the Immortals

Realm of the Immortals By: Dustin Pike “Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.” -Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching It was a rainy weekday afternoon when I had visited the Cincinnati Art Museum to view their new “Realm of the Immortals” exhibition, and upon entering was greeted with warmth. However, […]

Letter from Chicago

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Letter from Chicago

Letter from Chicago  By Cynthia Kukla • Chicago, City of Big Shoulders, is home to numerous gems of specialized art museums beyond the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Polish Museum of Art, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, National Museum of Mexican Art, The Arts Club of Chicago, DePaul Art […]

Traveling Down the Rabbit Hole with MozArt

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Traveling Down the Rabbit Hole with MozArt

Traveling Down the Rabbit Hole with MozArt By Shawn Daniell As I strolled through Rondle West’s solo show, MozArt, at the gallery One One at Brazee Street Studios I couldn’t help feeling as if I was strolling through a candy coated wonderland. While pursuing my undergraduate degree in Media Informatics at Northern Kentucky University I […]

Revolutionary Typography

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Revolutionary Typography

Revolutionary Typography By Danelle Cheney Graphic Design, like any creative discipline, does not proceed neatly through time from one school of thought to the next. Art history buffs know artists and their work can be categorized differently depending on where one draws the fine line of definition. Art history students might be less frustrated if […]

Photo Essay By Robert Flischel

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Photo Essay By Robert Flischel

Photo Essay By Robert Flischel   

United We Stand: A review of Artists as Activists curated by Saad Ghosn.

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

United We Stand: A review of Artists as Activists curated by Saad Ghosn.

United We Stand: A review of Artists as Activists curated by Saad Ghosn.    By Cate Yellig It was a rainy April afternoon in 2006 when for the first time, I was challenged with the question does activist art really effect change. Sitting in a Contemporary Art and Theory class, a battle of wits ensued […]

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD   by Saad Ghosn   Images For A Better World: Jimi JONES, Visual Artist Jimi Jones, a Cincinnati artist and graphic designer, was born in Asheville, North Carolina; he lived, however, most of his life in Ohio. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, […]

Alissa Sammarco Magenheim – Lawyer and Arts Curator

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Alissa Sammarco Magenheim – Lawyer and Arts Curator

Alissa Sammarco Magenheim – Lawyer and Arts Curator – An Innovative Combination By

Laura A. Hobson From law school to the arts may seem like a long stretch,
 but for Alissa Sammarco Magenheim, it was a natural transition.
  Born in New Orleans and raised in Cincinnati, Alissa knew at age 13
 she wanted to be a […]

Book Reviews

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in October 2013

Book Reviews  By Daniel Brown I suspect that one could take Jenni Fagan‘s prose, or chunks of it, from her debut novel The Panopticon, and make it into poetry and/or song lyrics with ease.  Not only has Fagan written a compelling novel about lost youth in London–those children born to parents who are drug addicts, […]

Letter from the Editor

October 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements, October 2013

Letter from the Editor  The October issue of aeqai has just been posted, and we think that you will find this issue our very strongest yet, indicative of both the artistic and literary talent in this region. As we have noted more frequently, the variety and complexity of the exhibitions offered has gotten more sophisticated and […]