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Art: Rise and Fall: Monumental Duct Tape Drawings

By Steven Rosen · March 20th, 2013 · CityBeat Recommends
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The School of Art at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning doesn’t yet offer a specific MFA degree in duct tape, but you have to wonder how soon before they do after seeing a current DAAP exhibition, Rise and Fall: Monumental Duct Tape Drawings by Joe Girandola.

He is the new director of the MFA program in Fine Arts, as well as an associate sculpture professor recently arrived from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts.

His show is on view at the Philip M. Meyers Jr. Memorial Gallery, and by all means you need to see it. Not just because you’ll be amazed at what artists can do with duct tape these days, but also to find out why they would want to.

At the Meyers Gallery show, he has created six large separate “drawings” of world monuments like Stonehenge, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Taj Mahal and a Roman aqueduct. 

Through March 31. Get details here.



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