When it was announced last year that Shepard Fairey's traveling solo show Supply and Demand would stop at Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center, it immediately seemed a masterstroke for the museum. Once it opens Friday (continuing through Aug. 22), we'll see if the attendance and community interest live up to expectations.
Shepard Fairey is an increasingly recognizable name working in popular, accessible imagery. His exhibit, Supply and Demand, at the CAC is composed of two parts. One component of this exhibition will involve Fairey working in public spaces and on mural projects, but not unauthorized graffiti. The other will be around 250 works on display inside the museum.
Starting this Saturday and continuing through April 8, see how the Over-the-Rhine-based design studio VisuaLingual adds its recent work to the West End's historic Betts House in HOME WORK. Designers Maya Drodz and Michael Stout have created an ambitious collection of functional objects and prints that draw inspiration from the ornamental architecture found in Cincinnati.
This Saturday night, CS13 hosts "Love Is A Drag," which will include a variety of drag performances that reinterpret the music (and gender image) of contemporary Pop icons like Pink and Beyoncé, as well as older ones like Billie Holliday. 8 p.m.
One of the last artists to benefit from Cincinnati's city-funded art grant program is Kim Flora. In 2008, she was awarded $6,000 to support the creation of the large-scale encaustic paintings that grace her exhibition 'Personal Vistas,' opening Feb. 5 at PAC Gallery in East Walnut Hills.
One of the last artists to benefit from Cincinnati's artist grants program is Kim Flora. In 2008, she was awarded $6,000 to support the creation of the large-scale encaustic paintings that grace her exhibition Personal Vistas, opening this Friday at PAC Gallery in East Walnut Hills. (It is up through Feb. 27.) Encaustic (paintings in melted wax) is an expensive, involved medium to work in.
An enormous crowd of artists has been gathered to think about the semiotics of masculinity, to discern the striations of meaning in the term and to assess what masculinity does or doesn’t have to do with gender or social programming. Among the other insightful offerings are Matthew Dayler’s “Untitled Trophy 1 and 2,” a pair of photographs showing clippings of beard hair. Through Feb. 19.
For the new year’s first opening show at Clay Street Press, Mark Patsfall is joined in a three-person exhibition entitled A Seductive Journey by Mark Dejong and Steve Pastz. The three traveled to Cambodia and Vietnam together in the spring of last year and have all made artistic responses to their shared journey. Through March 13.
University of Cincinnati's Reed Gallery begins this year with a show, Urban Interventions, curated by three of DAAP’s faculty. The collected artists find inventive ways to insert art-making into life outside typical gallery presentations; they frequently make use of limited resources, a relevant model for artists trying to survive in a rattled economy. Monday-Friday through Feb. 19.
The three recently-opened exhibitions at downtown’s Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts couldn’t be more different, with Rick Mallette, Alice Pixley Young and Steve Zieverink each boasting their own flair.