The body of work on display in Semantics Gallery is, at first sight, as inexplicable as the show’s title suggests: She Keeps It In Play/They Don’t Know What To Call It. As abstract paintings, drawings and sculptures, the works leave much to the imagination but they don’t entirely defy explanation.
The body of work on display in Semantics Gallery is, at first sight, as inexplicable as the show’s title suggests: She Keeps It In Play/They Don’t Know What To Call It. As abstract paintings, drawings and sculptures, they leave much to the imagination but they don’t entirely defy explanation. Curator Matt Morris (also a CityBeat contributing writer) set out to prove that abstract art is a part of everyday life. Saturdays and by appointment through May 30.
The Fountain Square Floral Carpet is becoming a local Rite of Spring. The carpet — consisting of some 24,000 potted pansies, with lettuce plants providing verdancy — was installed April 7. But that doesn’t mean it won’t change over the course of the next several weeks. (It’s on display through April 25.)
The wonderful light boxes of Matthew Shelton are on display at Northside’s NVISION (4577 Hamilton Ave.) beginning with an opening reception from 6-10 p.m. Friday featuring music by DJMCMLXXIII. Shelton’s technique for making light boxes evolved from a method that involves first incorporating photographs, then poking countless holes into mirror board. The effect is similar to tin-punch art, which can be used to make lanterns. Shelton attaches small pieces of color gels to the mirror board. When held up to a light source the effect is stunning. Tiny jewel-like rays of color shine through. Images such as the Vegetation Goddess resemble Aztec art. Some of his shapes could be mandalas or an Aztec calendar. His work will remain on display until Feb. 1, 2009. Opening reception: 7-10 p.m. Friday.
"The theme of 'Houdini's Box' is all-encompassing," explains Jymi Bolden, director of Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery. He put this exhibition together to showcase a diverse range of photographers working with film and digital techniques in what he calls "a magic act."
"The theme of 'Houdini's Box' is all-encompassing," explains Jymi Bolden, the Art Beyond Boundaries' gallery director. He put the exhibition together to showcase a diverse range of photographers working with film and digital techniques. Bolden calls the show "Houdini's Box," he says, because photography is a magic act, freezing a moment in time forever and even captures the soul right out of the body. The exhibition continues Monday-Saturday through Nov. 14.
Live music was a part of what made Publico so memorable, and now founders Paul and Matt Coors bring it to the Weston Art Gallery’s Since You’ve Been Gone exhibit about Publico’s impact on Cincinnati arts. Saturday the Weston hosts Burning Star Core, High Places and Me or the Moon. Burning Star Core, a.k.a. C. Spencer Yeh, is a classically trained violinist who bends his strings into high-tension experimental sounds. Brooklyn-based duo High Places layers the percussion of Robert Barber with the ethereal vocals of Mary Pearson. Matthew Shelton, Victor Strunk and Tony Franklin of Me or the Moon create intoxicating melodies with the use of mbira and kalimba. $10. 9 p.m.