Visionaries and Voices (V&V) has
experienced many changes in the decade since it was first incorporated
as a nonprofit organization...As the organization has evolved, so has its administrators’
approach to curating exhibitions.
Handsomely composed, deeply moving,
timeless or inextricably of their time and place; Gordon Baer’s
photographs, now on view at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center in a
career-spanning exhibition, are all of the above.
Conversation between Pam Korte, maker of pots; her husband, Richard
Hague, maker of poems; Terri Kern, sculptor; and her husband, David
Umbenhour, printmaker, brought forth the question: Why not a show of
work by couples, focusing on interaction of ideas and mutual reliance
The vagina: About half of Americans have one and a good deal more Americans than that actually came out of one...This sex organ is the center of medical,
legislative, domestic and sexual conflict, and yet we can’t look at it
or talk about it objectively.
The teen and twentysomething artists of After the Fall, Women Representing Women are just beginning to explore what being a woman means. I’m twice their average age, but I can relate. I
am still sorting out questions of feminine beauty and identity.
Domino 02: Aqua, an exhibition at
Covington’s Artisans Enterprise Center (AEC), features an “international
collaboration” by 12 artists, each one creating a painting on half of
two canvases, which are then distributed to another artist to finish the
The camera is a curious instrument. Its
purposes run from mundane to exotic and include a sweeping range
between, but the odd thing is that the operator of the instrument is
reflected whatever the purpose may be.
My grandmother would say to me, in
German, “Paper is patient,” explaining that one could write anything he
or she wanted on paper, whether true or false. Though I’d always associated the quote with the written word, I was reminded of it while considering Pulp Art, a
show by 11 paper artists at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts
This may seem a strange way to start a
review of the year in Cincinnati’s visual arts, but the piece that stays
with me the most — haunts me, really — doesn’t even fit any traditional
definition of art.
If you’re looking for cliché presents, head to your
nearest department store. If you and your favorite recipients are
looking for a memorable exhibit, head to the Weston Art Gallery for Straight from the Soul, a 25-year retrospective by the Atlanta artist.
Matthew Rolston has taken close-up portraits, startlingly realistic
headshots, of some 200 figures — colloquially known as dummies — at Fort
Mitchell, Ky.’s Vent Haven ventriloquism museum. The results are in a
new book, Talking Heads, to be published next month by Pointed Leaf Press.