Phyllis Weston Gallery has recently opened two exhibitions, The Lyrical Modernist: Harry Reisiger (1922-2009) and Fragmenting the Landscape: Contemporary Work by Kim Flora and John Humphries. Reisiger studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and there befriended the Modernist maven Paul Chidlaw. This — the first posthumous survey of Reisiger's paintings — clearly indicates their shared aesthetics, as well as Reisiger’s inspiration from music and landscapes.
I can’t recall ever seeing an exhibition with so many films on view simultaneously; it’s comprised of more than two hours’ worth of footage, much more than I could hope to write about here. Crocetta has created a whole different realm, with its own sense of time, continuity and order.
Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum has a reputation for high-concept thematic exhibitions packed with wit and humor. One of its most recent projects is CINCY GossipLip Weekly, a parody of a gossip rag dedicated to local art personalities. Over the past weekend, artists, curators, educators and even this writer were surprised to find ourselves as the subjects of witty horoscopes, paparazzi sightings and invented scandals.
Newly opened at the Weston Art Gallery, the survey of 15 of Alison Crocetta's revelatory film and video works takes up the entire space for the entire summer (until Aug. 28), a rarity for the downtown gallery. A trio of her films is on view in the street-level space, housed in a sculptural contraption that is like a miniature, private stage or the accordion-folded bellows on early models of cameras.
Summer days should be full of outdoor pleasures, artful experiences and activities that energize and relax. Northside serves all this up and more this Saturday with Art in the Park at Jacob Hoffner Park. From 11 a.m.-7 p.m. the park will be packed with art by more than 60 different artists and more than 50 booths full of affordable, handmade work.
The Contemporary Arts Center’s second-floor galleries are presently shared by a solo exhibition of sculptures by Matthew Monahan and Majr Gazr, a multimedia installation by the collaborative Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running.
Along with various readings, musical performances and art exhibitions, the Over-the-Rhine alternative space CS13’s programming is at its most interesting when they engage social practices with community projects. This Saturday kicks off several weeks of COURSES: An Inquiry into Place, Publics and Food, a series of lectures, reading discussions and cooking demonstrations in a fully functioning kitchen CS13 has constructed inside their exhibition space.