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Art: Guarded Memories

Kim Flora hides her skill at Manifest Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Kim Flora's new collaged paintings, which appear in the exhibition Souvenir at Manifest Gallery, profess to be the artist's own set of reflections on European travel and on a developed sensiti  

Art: Review: The Parishioner Series

Tom Davie wrestles with Catholicism at the Dayton Art Institute

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 9, 2007
What happens when a former altar boy from Sandusky, Ohio, begins to question the religion he grew up with? For artist Tom Davie, the result is a compelling series of paintings that not only explor  

Art: Stone Zombies and Child Gods

Artist Rhonda Gushee discusses her unique visions

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Since moving to Cincinnati four years ago, I've seen Rhonda Gushee's work in more exhibitions than that of any other artist. Its frequent public appearances suggest that Gushee's art holds an   

Art: Stone Zombies and Lonely Child Gods

A studio visit with Rhonda Gushee

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Since moving to Cincinnati four years ago, I’ve seen Rhonda Gushee’s work in more exhibitions than that of any other artist. Its frequent public appearances suggest that Gushee’s art holds an impo  

Art: Review: Massive/Intrinsic

Sculpture exhibition flourishes at Mac's Farm and Sculpture Center

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Can a big idea -- actually a massive one -- change its location and still carry its weight? That is to say, can the Massive sculpture exhibitions we knew in the great, glorious interiors of SSNOV  

Art: Fall Preview: New Visions

Fall brings a bevy of strong visual art options

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Let's forget about the strangling swelter that has been the month of August and instead look forward to September, the art world's New Year. The time when some of the best spaces launch some of  

Art: Review: Julian Stanczak

Renowned painter returns for CAC exhibition and some 'tubing'

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Julian Stanczak, accompanied by his wife Barbara and their son Krzys, was in town for the recent opening of Julian Stanczak at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). When I talked to Stanczak there  

Art: Review: Reel Sites

Laura Alich and Katie Koga shine at Focus Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Reel Sites, the new exhibition at Focus Gallery in Covington, contains objects of every kind, and the participating artists have used all kinds of materials and methods. The result is schizophreni  

Art: Coming to a Building Near You

MuralWorks changes the lives of teen apprentices and community residents

0 Comments · Monday, August 20, 2007
Does art have the power to change the way we look at our communities and ourselves? By creating collaborations among local residents, community leaders, businesses, artists and teens in their la  

Art: and People

Celebrating the anniversary of the Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
It's been a year since the Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery opened on the busy stretch of Madison Road that still carries the historic neighborhood name O'Bryonville. "It feels like home,  

Art: Review: Saul Steinberg Illuminations

Timeless observations parade around at the CAM

0 Comments · Monday, July 30, 2007
Saul Steinberg, who seemed to draw the way the rest of us breathe -- a visceral element in being alive -- took Cincinnati by surprise in 1948. He's doing it again in 2007. When Steinberg's 60-  

Art: Courbet in Cincinnati

A Frenchman's journey to the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2007
It's a small painting, and not a famous one, but Gustave Courbet's "Sunset, Vevey, Switzerland," is something of a conquering hero at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It's on display in a gallery  

Art: Review: Leaving the 21st Century

Joseph Winterhalter maps the mind at Weston Art Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Joseph Winterhalter calls his current exhibition at the Weston Art Gallery Leaving the 21st Century. Leaving? Whoa, we just got here, didn't we? Winterhalter, whose affinity toward modern Fren  

Art: Wearable Art

Mary Baskett talks about Japanese design

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Mary Baskett is wearing an Issey Miyake dress. It has vertical gathers along the side seams in a most interesting way. She's also wearing an asymmetrical Miyake necklace. A slightly askew look i  

Art: The Language of Art

Semantics Gallery knows the dialect

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Semantics, the raw, artist-run little gallery on Harrison Avenue in Brighton, turns 15 this year, making it the longest running alternative art co-op in Cincinnati. In 1992, Cincinnati-based artis