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Children in American Art (Review)

Dayton Art Institute offers unusual journey through changing concepts of childhood

0 Comments · Monday, October 20, 2008
In what could easily have become an exhibition larded with cuteness, the Dayton Art Institute presents childhood as interpreted by American artists from the 17th through 20th centuries.  

Illusion and Reality (Review)

Cincinnati Art Museum shows off the work of Jiri Anderle

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Turning adversity into a virtue is something artists are good at. The adversity of being an artist in a Communist society that forbad direct social criticism steered Anderle into a body of work well suited for comment on the human condition. So prints became Anderle's dominant form of expression through much of his career.  

Maria Lassnig (Review)

Exhibition of Austrian painter opens new season at the CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
It is astonishing that Maria Lassnig, whose work is presented in an impressive solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), is widely unknown in the United States. She is an influential force throughout Europe, working in Vienna for the past few decades.  

Who Owns the World? (Review)

Ohad Meromi takes over Country Club Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Ohad Meromi is part of a group of Israeli artists who migrated from Tel Aviv to attend Columbia University's graduate program. Matt Distel previously made us aware of this group when, while working at the Contemporary Arts Center, he brought Guy Ben-Ner's work there in 2005.  

The Bold, Beautiful and Bizarre (Review)

Carnegie's season-opening exhibition lives up to its name

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Colors are usually spot on, with little meandering between, say, blue and green, and shapes are polygons of considerable variety, in some cases relaxing into curves with a whiff of Art Deco. Meanwhile, in one of the four upstairs galleries, Kelly Jo Asburys paintings havent a hard edge in them.  

Together Again

The Weston revisits Publico in

0 Comments · Thursday, September 25, 2008
Posters announcing fund-raisers were designed with an eye to the vintage: coin cans, retro typefaces, "Everything must go!" jargon. Publico's street sign, a light box with black san serif letters, taken from its original spot and replaced in the Weston, becomes an ironic flashback.   

Natural's Not In It

Lynda Benglis' printmaking retrospective is a wild dance between nature and decoration

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
They’ve created several amazing wall compositions in which arrays of prints bear strong resemblance to a central sculptural or relief work. Yet there is some degree of irony that Benglis’ art — historically associated with Post Minimalism — would appear so densely.   

State of the Arts: Reaching Out

Arts and culture organizations focus on educating and building new audiences

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
What's happening to the arts audience in Cincinnati? Is it the same group of stalwarts -- loyal and interested but inevitably growing older -- or is there an infusion of new people with new expectations? Outreach/education people in Cincinnati arts join CityBeat for a roundtable discussion.  

State of the Arts: Talking the Talk

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Fine Arts Fund's Margy Waller wants to have a conversation with you about the kind of community you live in and want to build. About how you want your children to grow up. About how the region's arts and culture resources help you accomplish those goals.  

Fall Arts Preview: Visual Arts

Galleries and museums gear up for a multicultural fall

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
As the fall visual arts season starts in earnest, all eyes will be on downtown's Contemporary Arts Center, where Director/Chief Curator Raphaela Platow's plan to move the museum away from problemati  

Review: Paper Chasers

ArtWorks show digs deep into form and philosophy

0 Comments · Monday, August 25, 2008
One of my favorite aspects of Elaine Lynch's worldview is a graceful tempering of plunging conceptual terrain with a focus on the direct handiwork of the artist. This has been true of her own artwork  

The Road to a Transparent Peace

Saad Ghosn explores feelings of isolation in his new exhibition

0 Comments · Saturday, August 16, 2008
"I am exactly like you! I hate my house more and more because it is becoming for me an island," artist Saad Ghosn says during a recent interview. "I come here ... I am so angry with eve  

Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling show is bright and engaging

0 Comments · Sunday, August 10, 2008
Although burdened by a title that's a little too cute, Young at Art: Works on Paper by Emerging and Established Artists at Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery is a bright and engaging show.  

Cincinnati Art Museum unearths some gems from its vaults

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
For the most fun you'll have at an exhibition all summer, don't miss Long Time No See, the grand grabbag of more than 100 objects the Cincinnati Art Museum  

Manifest Gallery's juried show focuses on eight artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2008
BY Angela Kilduff | Posted 07/23/2008 Manifest Gallery Metra Mitchell