WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING INSTEAD OF THIS?
 
Home · Articles · Arts & Culture · Visual Art
Visual Art
 

Personal Vistas (Review)

Kim Flora's large-scale encaustic paintings embrace turbulence and chaos

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 3, 2010
One of the last artists to benefit from Cincinnati's city-funded art grant program is Kim Flora. In 2008, she was awarded $6,000 to support the creation of the large-scale encaustic paintings that grace her exhibition 'Personal Vistas,' opening Feb. 5 at PAC Gallery in East Walnut Hills.  

How Could This Have Happened?

'Without Sanctuary' is a chilling reminder of America's shameful past

1 Comment · Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Convinced that no good can come of ignoring or forgetting a shameful aspect of American history (some 5,000 murderous, illegal lynchings, mostly of African-American males, from 1882 to 1968) the National Underground Railway Freedom Center has taken a traveling show that sometimes elicited anger in earlier venues and hopes to make it a means of furthering understanding rather than undermining it. 'Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America' opened last week and runs through May 31.  

C. Spencer Yeh's Standard Deviation

In visual art and sound, local multimedia artist defies conventional boundaries

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The cumulative impact of C. Spencer Yeh's loosely connected multimedia works at the CAC forces one to experience the world through his unique, sometimes alienating perspective — an approach the artist has investigated more prominently in his vast and various musical projects over the last dozen-plus years. Yeh's best-known musical entity is Burning Star Core, whose moody, cinematic soundscapes can be described as everything from avant-garde Free Jazz to experimental Noise Rock to the sound of the world caving in on itself.  

Points of Departure

Three artists wonder as they wander in their work

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The three recently-opened exhibitions at downtown’s Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts couldn’t be more different, with Rick Mallette, Alice Pixley Young and Steve Zieverink each boasting their own flair.  

Space Is the Place

A look back at the year in alternative art spaces and exhibitions

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Cincinnati’s vibrant community of alternative-exhibition spaces is my first love in this area. I am boastful of the innovations I witness in these unlikely places, where I not only exhibit my own installations but also, in several cases, help organize and curate exhibitions.   

Backyard Treasures

Manifest Gallery thinks locally, showcasing area artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Casting a wide net is Manifest Gallery’s usual mode of operation. The “neighborhood gallery for the world” on Woodburn Avenue in East Walnut Hills attracts entries and exhibits works from all over this country and beyond. However, a current exhibition called Backyard reflects a deliberate narrowing of the field.  

The One That Got Away

Cincinnati helped save iconic Modernist mural, but wasn't able to keep it

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2009
“Swing Landscape” at 7-by-14 feet is quite large. It is a key piece by a giant of American Modernism whose work anticipated both Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. The Philadelphia-born Davis, who died in 1964 at age 71, was a champion of 20th-century European art and combined its influences with the American vernacular.  

Adjusted for Inflation

Performance artist Jimmy Kuehnle and his mobile, inflatable art invade Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2009
The cast of colorful and eccentric characters populating downtown and Over-the-Rhine will inflate by one this Friday when performance artist Jimmy Kuehnle comes to town. At first, he’ll look pretty normal. But within seconds, without warning, he’ll transform into … well, it’s hard to describe, actually.  

Drawn by New York (Review)

New Taft exhibition showcase rarely seen works

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Historical societies’ “attics” — actually, they call it “storage” — are a lot like those at your great aunt Eloise’s house, only even better. You don’t know what you might find because there’s so much up there.  

Artistic Abundance

Enjoy thought-provoking visual art this holiday season

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
There are more exhibitions, installations, shows and general art activities going on this holiday season. From Manifest's Backyard exhibit to Avant-gardist C. Spencer Yeh's Standard Definition, you'll never go hungry for a cultural experience.  

Imperishable Beauty (Review)

Presenting vintage jewelry as art

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2009
It's taken a couple unwanted delays for Cincinnati Art Museum to get 'Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry' open, but it's been worth the wait. The museum has done a wonderful job displaying it; Cynthia Amnéus, CAM's associate curator of costume and textiles, has really made it look sparkling.  

The Hunted and the Hunters

Aaron Morse and others offer animals and historical references with a twist

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Having Country Club's West End gallery space in walking distance of my home was a luxury I didn’t fully appreciate until it moved across town to Oakley. But while it's now further away from downtown and many like-minded arts organizations, it is worth the trek.  

'Getting Outside of Myself'

How ArtWorks trains the next generation of local artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I’ve always been able to find art in Cincinnati. From seeing the paintings created by an art class at SCPA, where I’m currently a senior, to being inspired by exhibits at the Cincinnati Art Museum or the Contemporary Arts Center, it’s been fairly easy to nourish my passion for art in my hometown.   

Something for Everyone, Feast or Famine and More (Review)

Six new shows at Covington's Carnegie Center worth exploring

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Among the six new exhibits at Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington are outstanding solo ones by artists Keith Auerbach, Jessica Grace Bechtel, Ken Page and Eric Ruschman. They're collected with a Clay Alliance group show called 'Feast or Famine' and a group show featuring works by children.  

Form from Form (Review)

UC exhibition celebrates the work of Charles Darwin

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Artists are a lot like scientists: They observe and collect, question and describe, experiment and record. They interpret what they've gathered, creating solutions to problems or theories that pose more questions — in physical, visual form. This concept was the impetus for the fabulous and thought-provoking exhibition 'Form from Form: Art from Discovery' at the University of Cincinnati.