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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  

Art: Revisiting an Era

Views from the Uffizi is a snapshot of Italian culture

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2008
It's easy to get lost in the Uffizi. Florence's most prestigious art museum is large and full of some of the best known paintings in the entire world. These works often eclipse other paintings   

Art: Review: Exodus/Elegy

Anthony Becker's work is pervaded with sorrow, countered by light

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
With Exodus/Elegy, sculptor Anthony Becker meets the challenges of the difficult street-level space at the Weston Art Gallery in an exhibition well worth seeing. Working with inexpensive brown pape  

Art: Review: Beneath the Roses

Gregory Crewdson's photographs explore life's underbelly

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
To say that Gregory Crewdson goes to great lengths to produce a photograph is a gross understatement. Each photograph in the current exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum, which features five   

Obsolete (Review)

Feralmade show highlights a dying photographic medium

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Melissa Fields' installation of Polaroid prints is strung along two silvery clothes lines and is accompanied by a typewritten title on a dark crimson card. "The Day You Left" is an elegiac narrative in which glittery, blurry morning shots give way to seductive action that ends in dusky blackness.  

Art: The Poetry of Place

Local poet Richard Hague discusses his work -- and working in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Richard Hague is an awarding-winning poet and teacher at Purcell Marian High School. His previous books -- a dozen collections of poetry -- have drawn largely on his Appalachian roots as a native   

Art: ist as Avenger

Matthew Dayler interprets superheroes at the Carnegie

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
In his new show at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Matthew Dayler has mounted a multimedia exhibition of various works under the title The Avengers. The name refers to a team of M