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By Julie Bernzott · June 14th, 2006 · Look Here!
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Stewart Goldman's "Sweet Sixteen" is currently on view at the Weston Art Gallery.



If you haven't had the chance to visit the WESTON ART GALLERY (650 Walnut St., Downtown) this season, hurry up already -- you only have a few days left to catch Old Square/New Square: Paintings and Wall Drawings by STEWART GOLDMAN. He offers a new series of paintings modeled in a distinctive format, that of a square module within a grid. Although he was originally inspired by the Italian countryside, Goldman's technique and themes have continued to evolve, producing abstract paintings juxtaposed with taped wall drawings. In fact, as part of his exhibition at the Weston he created a series of large-scale maps with paint and electrical tape, depicting the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., New Orleans and Baghdad, all linked by the political and social turmoil that dominates the media. In Goldman's taped wall drawings he investigates social issues, but his paintings delve into aesthetic issues, abstracting physical landscapes into bold, dynamic paintings that evoke tangible energy and emotion. His brilliant colors and large scale are inspiring and make the space feel alive. Through June 17.

Photographer DAMON GREEN provides more than just his work -- his exhibition offers a travel guide of sorts for the avid "road-tripper" in the region. In his latest series of photographs at the ENJOY THE ARTS/START GALLERY (1338 Main St., Over-the-Rhine), entitled Day Tripper, Yeah, he captures the matchless splendor of destinations just a short car ride away, including Rabbit Hash, Ky., and Madison, Ind., among others.

The method he uses to capture his subjects showcases breathtaking imagery and lighting yet maintains a realistic picture so that the viewer feels a part of the scene.

If you haven't had the chance to visit the WESTON ART GALLERY (650 Walnut St., Downtown) this season, hurry up already -- you only have a few days left to catch Old Square/New Square: Paintings and Wall Drawings by STEWART GOLDMAN. He offers a new series of paintings modeled in a distinctive format, that of a square module within a grid. Although he was originally inspired by the Italian countryside, Goldman's technique and themes have continued to evolve, producing abstract paintings juxtaposed with taped wall drawings. In fact, as part of his exhibition at the Weston he created a series of large-scale maps with paint and electrical tape, depicting the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., New Orleans and Baghdad, all linked by the political and social turmoil that dominates the media. In Goldman's taped wall drawings he investigates social issues, but his paintings delve into aesthetic issues, abstracting physical landscapes into bold, dynamic paintings that evoke tangible energy and emotion. His brilliant colors and large scale are inspiring and make the space feel alive. Through June 17. ...

Photographer DAMON GREEN provides more than just his work -- his exhibition offers a travel guide of sorts for the avid "road-tripper" in the region. In his latest series of photographs at the ENJOY THE ARTS/START GALLERY (1338 Main St., Over-the-Rhine), entitled Day Tripper, Yeah, he captures the matchless splendor of destinations just a short car ride away, including Rabbit Hash, Ky., and Madison, Ind., among others. The method he uses to capture his subjects showcases breathtaking imagery and lighting yet maintains a realistic picture so that the viewer feels a part of the scene. Green is also an avid "musicians' photographer," often depicting other musicians in the act of performing and playing at local music venues. For all these and more, take a trip to see his work. Through June 23. ...

It's that time of year, the time when galleries are looking for pieces to adorn their walls for a variety of summer exhibitions. PUBLICO (1308 Clay St., Over the Rhine) is looking for art from anyone. That's right, anyone who wants to support the gallery can take part in their 2006 fund-raiser, an auction of all donated works. The gallery provides one sheet of white drawing paper; interested artists use that to create a work around the theme of "landscapes," interpreted any way the artist wishes. Deadline to submit completed artwork is June 26. However, if interested, you must notify Publico by June 20 so your material can be mailed to you. E-mail paul@publicoart.com or call 513-784-0832. ...

KENNEDY HEIGHTS ART CENTER (6546 Montgomery Road) also seeks submissions for its Internationale exhibition, which will focus on the diversity and internationalism of Cincinnati's art and people. Pieces in any medium will be accepted, but they must meet thematic requirements: creation of work outside the U.S. or artists from outside the U.S. who have settled in the region. The deadline for submissions is June 24; exhibition dates will be July 8-Aug. 26. Further questions, as well as electronic submissions, can be directed to Richard Cooke at 513-252-5737 or iechyddarichard@yahoo.com.

Mini Reviews
Currently on view at DEOGRACIAS LERMA PHOTO GALLERY (1319 Main St.) is Maurice Mattei's latest presentation of provocative imagery, Cincinnati: City of Sin. Shot in a documentary style, Mattei's images, taken during the early 90s, while candid, reveal the scandalous and ultra-sexual personas of local men and women. Ranging from biker rallies and stripper parties to body-builder competitions, Mattei shies away from nothing. Each image features severe hot spots amid the stark and skillfully laid compositions. The potential degree of controversy surrounding this show depends solely on the viewer: While some might feel the images are inappropriate, others, like myself, believe all subjects can be valid. Continues through July 21. (Jacquelyn Vaughn) Grade: B+



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