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Bodies Everywhere

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Last week I took my nephew William to the Cincinnati Art Museum. This is what he loved: the mummy in the classics gallery. "What is it?" he asked me. "A mummy." "A mommy?" he asked. "A  

Dungeon Thud

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
You couldn't understand what Jimmy Baker and Nathan Tersteeg were saying to each other during their performance at the Weston Art Gallery Jan. 25. The booms and the chaos were too distracting, m  

Kim Krause and Stacy Sims Collaborate to Chase the Furies

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Peeking inside Kim Krause's solo exhibition at the Art Academy's Pearlman Gallery, Chronos/Tropos, you see color before concept, "playful chaos" before mythology, imagination before history.   

Art and Politics

Galleries, Artists, Etc.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Stephen Radich, a New York City art dealer, passed away Dec. 18. His death got me thinking about art and politics, censorship and the potential of visual art. In 1966, Radich opened a solo show fo  

A Christmas Carol

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
It started in high school and lasted about 10 years: Every December I would bundle myself in blankets and read A Christmas Carol to get me in the wintery spirit. Something about Dickens´ tal  

Country Club plays with the big boys in Miami

0 Comments · Monday, December 10, 2007
COUNTRY CLUB, the new gallery in the West End with the capricious name, the tongue-in-cheek logo and two directors -- doppelgangers, ostensibly -- who come across as antitheses of urbane contempo  

America Starts at the CAC

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
One of the current exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler: America Starts Here, has all the (assumed) prerequisites of a great contemporary art show. The w  

The Clay Street Press

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
    

Cincinnati Art Museum picks an architect, The Banks avoids the architects

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Downtown Cincinnati sits between two architectural developments that seem completely at odds: the Cincinnati Art Museum's expansion, which the Rotterdam-based firm Neutelings Riedijk Architects   

StreetScapes puts a museum on Clifton asphalt

0 Comments · Saturday, September 29, 2007
This weekend marks the sixth anniversary of the popular Clifton art fair STREETSCAPES, which allows local artists to re-create masterworks in chalk onto Telford Avenue. To give it a moniker like   

Even in death, Patricia Renick travels the world

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Late in May, outrageous hats brightened the 1200 block of Elm Street as their wearers stepped into Memorial Hall for a program honoring the memory of sculptor, teacher and notable hat-wearer Patr  

Robert Duncanson's Cincinnati

0 Comments · Sunday, August 26, 2007
Time-honored landscape paintings aren't my forte, as far as art goes. But art with a story is. Landscape painting in the Hudson River School tradition and a riveting tale come together in the sec  

Pendleton Arts Center expands to Newport on the Levee; is this a good thing?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Urban sprawl has led to some of the saddest architecture in 100 years: strip malls, hulking drive-thru restaurants, neighborhoods begging for sidewalks. This lolling lifestyle can only be identif  

Pop life with Visionaries and Voices

0 Comments · Monday, July 16, 2007
Outsider art is controversial. Some theorists claim that "pure" outsider art can only be made when the artist hasn't been exposed to art history or contemporary culture. But that belief assume  

Martin Meersman

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2007
THE CARNEGIE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER aims, to quote its mission statement, "to utilize our historic building to create a leading arts organization. To this end we will provide a venue for