Joey Versoza’s new solo exhibition, at West End’s Aisle gallery through June 24, is titled Do You Make Work? He answers his own question with just five pieces consisting of a number of digital prints, a projected video and two installations that make use of the gallery spaces and fixtures in conjunction with found objects.
Lady Parts, an art show at Southgate House opening Friday, initially conjures Newport's sordid past of nude dance clubs and prostitution rings. Really, though, it is an all-woman exhibition that looks into the inner life of femininity and how it fuels each artist's work. The content moves fluidly through different waves of Feminism and manifests in all sorts of media, hung salon style, as if to call to mind the art-friendly salons of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
Joey Versoza’s new solo exhibition, at West End’s Aisle gallery through June 24, is titled Do You Make Work? He answers his own question with just five pieces consisting of a number of digital prints, a projected video and two installations that make use of the gallery spaces and fixtures in conjunction with found objects. It’s rare to come across such a light-handed exhibition fueled by such dark stuff, but Versoza is not afraid of his own shadow.
For several years now, the University of Cincinnati's Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition has been held annually at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. The unconventional off-campus exhibition space always seems to get the artists out of their comfort zones and is particularly well suited for the installation artists coming out of the program. 'EXIT,' this year's exhibition, features 16 artists completing the program.
Just as summer blockbusters start rolling out at major cinemas around town, Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum offers us a sprightly alternative. This Friday they present Two Minute Video Festival, a one-night screening of two-minute video works from around the world. Locals like media maven Andy Marko and DAAP student Jacob Riddle are joined by artists from Brooklyn, New York City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Berlin, Madrid and everywhere in between.
Mary Baskett is a local treasure whose visionary tastes in avant garde fashion are celebrated far beyond of our city's burgeoning fashion culture. As part of the second year of Cincinnati Fashion Week, the Cincinnati Art Museum is hosting Tea with Mary on Wednesday evening.The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., and at 7 Mary Baskett will discuss and display the Japanese designers she collects.
This Friday, Miller Gallery opens two new exhibitions featuring the abstract paintings of Jolie Harris and the Emo stylings of Valery Milovic. Harris’ paintings are revealed as an expression of spirituality. Like the work of the Abstract Expressionists she emulates, the titles reveal that these pieces are based in experiences and memories. Milovic's work is a few shades darker in mood. Goth little girls, vacant eyed rabbits, rag dolls and other characters star in her work.
Springtime brings new flowers, baby animals and spry young artists bursting onto the local scene with their Fine Arts degrees and senior thesis exhibitions at schools all over the city. The Art Academy of Cincinnati has been rotating through group shows and this week it opens 'Together We Are More Than One Person,' featuring the work of Dan Becker, Tanner Bowden, David de Bol, Kristina Ehrman, Matilda Gertrude Paulin and Emma Williams.
PAC Gallery’s newly opened 'Cincinnati, USA: Before Meets After,' a solo exhibition of Courttney Cooper's drawings, continues its recent interest in ambitious projects by artists without formal training. I don't believe the merit of these artists' work is found in the discussion of their differences from "mainstream" art. Cooper's large-scale, meticulously scribbled aerial views of Cincinnati bring together memory and imagination and allow versions of the city past to blur with the present.
'Radiance,' the current exhibition from photographer and medical physicist Kent Krugh at Iris Bookcafe in OTR includes several diverse series of photographs. Most interesting are a couple of different projects that use dolls as subjects. Combining light and X-ray processes, a number of Krugh's pieces show ethereal specters glowing like beacons in darkened spaces.