The Final Friday Gallery Walk is back for its first installment of 2007, and there is a plethora of gallery opportunities open to you.
Start your walk with the RUTHE G. PEARLMAN GALLERY at the ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI, (1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine) for a combination of art and musical acts when the gallery presents Ink Bleeds: Prints on Modern Rock. The exhibition features more than 10 thought-provoking printmaking studios, such as Human Tree, Galaxy Reno, Warnick Art and Powerhouse Factories, among many others, all of which specialize in Rock poster art but feature contrasting approaches to creating their works. Catch a number of local bands performing during the artists' reception. This killer combo is free, so get to it. Artists' reception: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 2.
Next, head around the corner to 1305 GALLERY (1305 Main St., Over-the-Rhine) for a look at the season opener, entitled Associations. Artists Scott Boberg and Ted Lind share the gallery space amongst their respective works, creating a complementary exhibition.
The Final Friday Gallery Walk is back for its first installment of 2007, and there is a plethora of gallery opportunities open to you. ...
Start your walk with the RUTHE G. PEARLMAN GALLERY at the ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI, (1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine) for a combination of art and musical acts when the gallery presents Ink Bleeds: Prints on Modern Rock.
Next, head around the corner to 1305 GALLERY (1305 Main St., Over-the-Rhine) for a look at the season opener, entitled Associations. Artists Scott Boberg and Ted Lind share the gallery space amongst their respective works, creating a complementary exhibition. Boberg's works focus on the print media. He presents illuminated books and book pages with the detail and precision that is necessary for recordkeeping and documentation, two skills his works highlight by their very nature. In comparison, Lind presents sweeping abstract paintings with a focus on broad landscapes intersected with mysterious color and form. In theory, the perfect dichotomy. Opening reception: 6-11 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 18. ...
If you make your way a bit further north on Main Street, find DESIGNSMITH GALLERY (1342 Main St.) for an exhibition of work by local artist Trinidad MacAuliffe. Her name might be familiar -- she took part in the Bare Witness exhibition at the CAC in 2004. Now she offers an overview exhibition, Evolution of an Artist: Photography of Trinidad MacAuliffe, which allows viewers to follow and compare her work over time -- from early student work to the critically acclaimed "Theatre of the Body" series to the recent "Delivery Series." Using her photographs, MacAuliffe seeks to create a visual testimony of her personal reality, which includes photography as well as the artistry of makeup. And she's willing to share it with you. Opening reception: 7-10 p.m. Friday. Through March 24. ...
Feel like a novice when it comes to contemporary art? Then get to the CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER (44 E. Sixth St., Downtown) for their new series, Milestones: An Introduction to Looking at Contemporary Art. The CAC will offer their space as a public "living room" that will provide a non-intimidating place to think about and discuss many elements that make up contemporary art, such as public sculpture and architecture. The series, which runs six weeks, will include discussions of the body as art, language and text in art, graphic design and the intersection of art and music. The first session, held on Monday, offers a discussion on public art projects by CAC Interim Director Cynthia Goodman as well as a lecture on museum architecture with new Cincinnati Art Museum Director Aaron Betsky. Sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jan. 29 through March 12. Call 513-345-8415 for cost and other details.
Currently on view at the DORTHY W. AND C. LAWSON REED JR. GALLERY, located in the DAAP building on University of Cincinnati's main campus. is an exhibition by visiting artist Roxy Walsh. Walsh's work is rooted in various types of fiction and has a soft, sweet look at first glance. Yet when you spend time investigating the works, you realize that there's something deeper happening on the canvas. Walsh refuses to tell viewers what they should think and feel regarding this body of work, insisting that viewers provide their own interpretations. From round canvases to wall drawings, the exhibition is intriguing and certainly worth checking out. Continues through Feb. 9. (Jacquelyn Vaughn) Grade: B
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