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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.  

Open Studio

Manifest Gallery welcomes its first artist-in-residence

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Manifest’s latest addition is the Manifest Artist Residency. Annually, beginning in July each year, Manifest will host a working artist in the studio facility inside the gallery building.  

Sex Slavery Survivors Shine in 'Another Me'

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The young women photographed in Another Me: Transformations from Pain to Power have all been victims of kidnapping or outright sale of themselves into sex slavery. One is as young as 8 years old, none are more than 22. Rescued and placed in the Sanlaap Shelter in Kolkata, they found returning to a self they had lost hard going.  

Fall Focus

FOTOFOCUS set to make its mark on Cincinnati's arts scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
FOTOFOCUS, which gets fully underway in October, is one of the most ambitious visual-arts events ever attempted in Greater Cincinnati — maybe the most ambitious.
  

Stuart Fink: A Welcome Return

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Stuart Fink’s Shape to Shape at Brazee Street Studios’ gallery One One bristles with energy, mostly dispenses with narrative (who needs it?) and includes paintings as well as sculpture. Best known as a sculptor, Fink studied to be a painter and never really gave it up.  

Antonio Adams Gives Celebrities a Reality Check

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
See Unrealized and Unforeseen, Antonio Adams’ solo show at Thunder-Sky Inc., and leave feeling a bit more special, even if you aren’t on his list of “good celebrities,” superstars and Divas of Pride. Just witness the transformative power of art.  

Searching for the ‘Now Factor’ at a Color Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Amid busy, vibrant abstract canvases and panels, the stark simplicity of a paperboard sculpture captures extra attention at Phyllis Weston Gallery’s Color NOW!, on display through Sept. 1.
  

Power of Music Celebrated in ‘Music of Change’

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Music of Change: Hymns, Blues & Rock at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center ultimately succeeds in providing a fascinating journey through the roles black music have played in America’s history, eloquently showing how African-American music has been celebration, protest, spiritual uplift, a means of communication and information sharing … sometimes all at once.