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Kevin Cole and the Ties That Bind

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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.
  

Dummy Up

Photographer Matthew Rolston features Vent Haven figures in upcoming book

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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.
  

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto’s Silence Is Golden

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Shhh! There’s a tree sleeping inside Phyllis Weston Gallery. You’ll want to be silent — not because you might awaken it, but so that it can awaken you to Shinji Turner-Yamamoto’s thinking.
  

Staycation Destination

Newly opened 21c offers luxury accommodations, 24-hour art gallery and innovative eatery

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A hybrid of a boutique hotel, a fine dining restaurant and a museum, downtown Cincinnati’s 21c Museum Hotel is a jaw-dropping, sui generis masterpiece.
  

‘NINE’ Is An Odd Title With An Even Mix of Artists

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 27, 2012
NINE is just fine — both the name and the Carnegie exhibit. The title discloses only the number of artists, who represent ceramics, sculpture, painting, glass and mixed media. The show is without an obvious or assigned theme. But rather than feeling like a mish-mash, it works.  

Commercial Greats Collide at Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2012
If Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Herb Ritts could have a drink together, they’d find so much to talk about that the drinks might just keep coming. The Cincinnati Art Museum’s total collection of Toulouse-Lautrec prints (43) and posters (eight) fill niches at right and left of the Great Hall balcony entrance to Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, providing that sensuous outlay of black and white photographs with an historic backdrop.  

Focused On The Fringe

Rosenthal brings disparate groups together through photography

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Plodding feet and murmuring voices mingle up the gallery stairs. Students Alvin, Ben, Chad and Matt have arrived from local community building organization Starfire and settle in front of laptops loaded with their digital photos as another day of art education begins at Prairie Gallery.
  

Frozen Menagerie

Jeremy Johnson explores the scientific art of dissection and taxidermy

1 Comment · Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Covington home of artist Jeremy Johnson is a frozen menagerie. Hollow skulls cast a shade of the macabre on the dining room-turned-dissection studio.  

Artist's Rebirth Starts With the Undead

1 Comment · Tuesday, October 30, 2012
What’s a nice girl like Emily Brandehoff doing making gory paintings like this? Young sweethearts look as if they’re from Our Town, except they’re chewing one another to a pulp.
  

Ready For Takeoff

Northside International Airport is a one-stop neighborhood shop for art, eats and retail

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Nestled between Black Plastic Records and Styles of Essence, 4029 Hamilton Ave. is a modest building with a sign reading, “Northside International Airport” adorning the storefront. The name itself coupled with the chalkboard outside advertising tacos is enough to pique the interest of passersby.  

Star Power Gleams at The Taft

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Why are Hollywood glamour photographs on display at the Taft Museum of Art? FotoFocus isn’t reason enough; the Taft likes to establish a tie between the renowned permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. So what is Myrna Loy doing here?
  

L.A. Style Meets Substance in Herb Ritts Exhibit

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Shooting outdoors separated photographer Herb Ritts from studio-based New York peers. In addition to Malibu and El Mirage, Ritts used a rooftop studio. He established a fun, “organic” working environment, enabling him to cajole his subjects and develop an “anti-glamour” style of celebrity photography.  

Shoot (For) The Stars

Celebrity photographer Tyler Shields dominates the art world of the Internet age

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tyler Shields’ Klout Score is probably through the roof. Although he is prone to superlatives, someone less familiar with his work might find this statement mere braggadocio. But Shields credits his online presence as the reason he is so successful as a multi-disciplinary artist.   

The God and the Machine

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The god in Manifest Gallery’s Deus Ex Machina does not arise from the traditional machine (that crane elevating a Greek actor of ancient times to meet a plot need for divine intervention), but instead from our handy modern device, the camera.   

‘Project Obscura’ Puts Focus on Communities

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It’s appropriate that Project Obscura at Northside’s Prairie Gallery opened before FotoFocus officially kicks off Oct. 5. After all, the camera obscura (Latin for “dark chamber”) led to the modern camera.