Testaments and Thoughts of Appreciation On the passing of Daniel Brown

Testaments and Thoughts of Appreciation On the passing of Daniel Brown

  The opportunity to write for AEQAI came at a time when I was feeling isolated in a new city (Houston, Texas) and felt an urgent need to connect to artists around me, but was...

The Taft Museum: In a New Light

The Taft Museum: In a New Light

In early June 2021 a Cincinnati treasure, the 200-year-old Taft house, closed for a year of renovations. Approximately 80 of the collection’s seminal works can be enjoyed in the ...

Desert as Muse: Agnes Pelton at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Desert as Muse: Agnes Pelton at the Palm Springs Art Museum

The resort city of Palm Springs and its surrounding conurbations boast stylish modernist houses with gleaming swimming pools; carefully arranged plantings of cycads improbably prot...

A History of Protest

A History of Protest

On the Getty Center’s sprawling picturesque campus, one room contains the small but powerful exhibition In Focus: Protest – on view until October 10th. The exhibition collects ...

“Filling the Void”: Rick Mallette at the Summit Hotel

“Filling the Void”: Rick Mallette at the Summit Hotel

“Filling the Void” by Rick Mallette at the Summit Hotel Gallery is an agoraphobic’s nightmare. The aptly titled show perfectly describes the vast and spartan 5700 square foot...

September 2021


Testaments and Thoughts of Appreciation On the passing of Daniel Brown
Sep 6, 2021 | by | Read →

  The opportunity to write for AEQAI came at a time when I was feeling isolated in a new city (Houston, Texas) and felt an urgent need to connect to artists around me, but was...

The Taft Museum: In a New Light
Sep 6, 2021 | by | Read →

In early June 2021 a Cincinnati treasure, the 200-year-old Taft house, closed for a year of renovations. Approximately 80 of the collection’s seminal works can be enjoyed in the ...

Desert as Muse: Agnes Pelton at the Palm Springs Art Museum
Sep 6, 2021 | by | Read →

The resort city of Palm Springs and its surrounding conurbations boast stylish modernist houses with gleaming swimming pools; carefully arranged plantings of cycads improbably prot...

A History of Protest
Sep 6, 2021 | by | Read →

On the Getty Center’s sprawling picturesque campus, one room contains the small but powerful exhibition In Focus: Protest – on view until October 10th. The exhibition collects ...

“Filling the Void”: Rick Mallette at the Summit Hotel
Sep 6, 2021 | by | Read →

“Filling the Void” by Rick Mallette at the Summit Hotel Gallery is an agoraphobic’s nightmare. The aptly titled show perfectly describes the vast and spartan 5700 square foot...

“Otherworldly Journeys: Stories Both Real and Imagined/Myths of a New World–Alan Brown and Jason Erler,” Gallery-708, through September 26, 2021
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The title for the two-person show of featured artists at the co-op Gallery-708 in Hyde Park is a mouthful: “Otherworldly Journeys: Stories Both Real and Imagined/Myths of a New W...

Digital Technology Reaches the Museums
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The age of digital technology has reached the museums. When the Cincinnati Art Museum shut down for COVID in March 15, digital programs were launched on March 17. In 2016, Russell ...

The Legacy of Constance McClure: “Nulla Dies sine linea”.
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Among the treasured works of art in my personal collection is a painting on copper of a lone male figure. The model was a staple on the rosters of the Art Academy that I often drew...

June/July 2021


Robert Harris, 75, a Black, Disabled Community Activist and Artist
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Robert Harris, 75, said he was a misfit – Black, disabled and an artist.  He never let that stop him. Some people thought he was crazy to make a living as an artist, especially ...

Bodies Impossibly Merged: Kent Krugh’s “Under the Influence: Beauty and the Surreal in France”
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Kent Krugh is a long-time contributor to the Ohio art scene, bringing a sophisticated historical sensibility to his work as a photographer and curator. After taking physics degrees...

Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America Cincinnati Art Museum July 9–October 3, 2021
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The backstory is important here. The movie The Monuments Men brought to light the very intriguing and powerful story of mostly middle-aged men and women – primarily art experts &...

Niki de Saint Phalle’s Figures of Life
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MoMA PS1’s “Structures for Life” is the first major US exhibition of the Nouveau Réaliste artist Niki de Saint Phalle. French-born and American-raised, Saint Phalle is s...

The Failed Promise of 2021
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SOS ART 2021 EXHIBIT Curated by Saad Ghosn, the 19th annual SOS show with a cohesive theme of peace and justice showcases 94 works from student artists to professionals. With the y...

“Vivid Prints: Kevin Harris and Saad Ghosn,” Indian Hill Gallery, through August 8, 2021
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The summer exhibition at Indian Hill Gallery is “Vivid Prints: Kevin Harris and Saad Ghosn.” Powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind are vivid. Strong colors that...

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire: In Focus: LA Artists
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Hauser & Wirth’s Los Angeles location celebrates their five-year anniversary with In Focus: LA Artists through August 22. The retrospective gathers notable artists from aroun...

Dramatic Control Systems in Cindy Ji Hye Kim’s “Soliloquy for Two”
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The title of Cindy Ji Hye Kim’s show at François Ghebaly, “Soliloquy for Two,” highlights her work’s dramatic overtones while alluding to the interpretive relationship bet...

“Mayflies” by Andrew O’Hagan
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Barely reviewed by those who select books for review, “Mayflies”, by “London Review of Books” writer/editor Andrew O’Hagan, is one of the year’s...

“Letters to Camondo” by Edmund de Waal
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I first learned of Edmund de Waal, author and renowned ceramicist, when a friend gave me his book “The Hare with Amber Eyes” years ago. In that (nonfiction) book, we le...


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    It is my pleasure to introduce myself as I humbly offer my services as the interim editor of Aeqai. My name is Marlene Steele, practicing professional artist and portrait painter, ...