Summer 2011

Spine TV Tokyo City Series – Neighborhood

August 23rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Multimedia, Summer 2011

TATE X SPINE TV: VISUAL DIALOGUES PART 3

July 30th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Features, Multimedia, Summer 2011

Alice Frieder Weston, Artist, Arts Patron and Collector

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in *, Profiles, Summer 2011

Alice Frieder Weston, Artist, Arts Patron and Collector

Alice Frieder Weston is by no means an obscure figure now nor has she been over the many years she and husband, Harris Weston, encouraged and supported the arts and other causes in Cincinnati. Entering her living room, as she says “good morning”, one is greeted by an expanse of Carl Strauss-designed light and airy [...]

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in *, Digest, Summer 2011

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Editor’s Note: What follows is the second in Aeqai’s series, where we ask artists in Greater Cincinnati to select one work of art in the permanent collection of either CAM or the Taft Museum, and tell our readers why it is important to him or her.  Maureen Bloomfield is Editor of The Artist’s Magazine, as [...]

At War With The Obvious

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in *, On View, Summer 2011

At War With The Obvious

                      “Not Just Pretty Pictures:  The Carl M. Jacobs III Collection”  at the Cincinnati Art Museum “I am at war with the obvious,” Photographer William Eggleston once said when asked about his work. I have a feeling Carl M. Jacobs III, the collector the exhibit [...]

Thunder-Sky’s the Limit

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in *, On View, Summer 2011

Thunder-Sky's the Limit

“Hard Knocks:  Art without Art School” is a loosely curated collection of more than one hundred works of art by thirty-one artists from around the globe.  By making use of their three curators (visual artists Antonio Adams, Ran Barnaclo, & Spencer van der Zee,) Thunder-Sky’s Face Book page, and exhibition blog to cast a wide [...]

In Company with Angels:

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in *, On View, Summer 2011

In Company with Angels:

              Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) has been a crowd-pleaser for decades (except for the period following his death as a bankrupt until the 1950s). Popularly he is best known for his leaded glass or stained glass lamps, first marketed in 1899. But his stained-glass windows [...]

Interview with Aaron Betsky on Schmidlapp Gallery Re-Installation

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Digest, Summer 2011

Interview with Aaron Betsky on Schmidlapp Gallery Re-Installation

Tucked in the multi-page announcement of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s 2011-12 exhibition schedule is a portent of change beyond the new season.  Re-installation of the Schmidlapp Gallery will be “the first step in the vision for a re-designed Cincinnati Art Museum.” To find out what’s going on, in the Schmidlapp gallery now and the rest [...]

Fun Between the Covers

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View, Summer 2011

Fun Between the Covers

Books. From the tiniest , “Musical Boxes” by Mark Palkovic measuring  a mere 1” X 1 1/2”, to the largest, also qualifying as the most outrageous,”Zulu: A Book Doll”  by Pamela Howard, Bookwords 12 at the Main Library through  August 29, 2011, is a plethora of invention and imagination.  Pop-up book artists are now known [...]

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View, Summer 2011

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Harry Reisiger at The Phyllis Weston Gallery Clement Greenberg once said that “the superior artist is one who knows how to be influenced” and the current survey of paintings by the late Harry Reisiger reveals just such an artist. Born in 1922, Reisiger studied at both the Art Academy and the University of Cincinnati, eventually [...]

An Air-Conditioner-Side Chat With the Editor

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Profiles, Summer 2011

An Air-Conditioner-Side Chat With the Editor

With apologies to psychiatrists and brain surgeons, I think one can watch a mind at work. The way the eyes move, the head takes up its position and the mouth forms into odd little shapes are all unmistakable clues. Some people hate computers, and this is especially true of Daniel Brown, recently installed editor of [...]

What’s The Big Idea? “Body of Art” at Prairie Gallery

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View, Summer 2011

What's The Big Idea? “Body of Art” at Prairie Gallery

“Body of Art,” the exhibit currently at Prairie Gallery (on display through August 20, 2011), is a group show in which the weirdness and greatness of the individual works often outshine the reason they were pulled together in the first place. The show is a grab-bag of video, photography, sculpture, painting and drawing, and while [...]

Ode to Trendiness

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View, Summer 2011

Ode to Trendiness

Initial Impression:  Darkened rooms, interestingly arranged for multi-screened film projections.  Walls and partitions simultaneously displaying black and white events. A slim man scatters a white powder over a grassy area.  He is printing the universal signal for help, SOS, in large letters by drizzling a white powder on the grass. Written material nearby indicates that [...]

It’s Oh So Quiet

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View, Summer 2011

It’s Oh So Quiet

                    Andre Alves’ Mute Motives at Semantics In the late1950s and into the 1960s, the philosophies of composer John Cage permeated the arts. Allan Kaprow took Cage’s notion of incorporating all of life into (and as) music and invented the “happening,” where the human body took [...]

Treeline: Photos by Kent Krugh

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View, Summer 2011

Treeline: Photos by Kent Krugh

It might seem flip to start a review of “Treeline,” Kent Krugh’s (American, 1955- ) rather magnificent exhibition of 22 black-and-white photographs* of the Angel Tree, the largest tree east of the Mississippi, with the old chestnut that “you can’t the see the forest for the trees.” But in this case, the Quercus virginiana, an [...]

Meanwell at Mary Rand Gallery

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in On View, Summer 2011

Meanwell at Mary Rand Gallery

                    In Cincinnati painting circles two names, from a recent past, keep their magic. The late Paul Chidlaw and the late Jack Meanwell, both of whom painted with a flashing style raised from the canvas in waves of impasto excitement.  Both artists’ works are available at [...]

Dustin Pike: Video Interview

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Multimedia, Summer 2011

Dustin Pike: Video Interview