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Follow the 'Pulp Art' Paper Trail

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
My grandmother would say to me, in German, “Paper is patient,” explaining that one could write anything he or she wanted on paper, whether true or false. Though I’d always associated the quote with the written word, I was reminded of it while considering Pulp Art, a show by 11 paper artists at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center.  

Art: New Magic & Costume Shoppe

0 Comments · Thursday, January 3, 2013
 As a champion of outsider art, Thunder-Sky Inc. has been making magic since 2009. There is no hocus-pocus involved — just the inspiration of Raymond Thunder-Sky, the late “construction c  

Kevin Cole and the Ties That Bind

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
If you’re looking for cliché presents, head to your nearest department store. If you and your favorite recipients are looking for a memorable exhibit, head to the Weston Art Gallery for Straight from the Soul, a 25-year retrospective by the Atlanta artist.
  

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto’s Silence Is Golden

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Shhh! There’s a tree sleeping inside Phyllis Weston Gallery. You’ll want to be silent — not because you might awaken it, but so that it can awaken you to Shinji Turner-Yamamoto’s thinking.
  

‘NINE’ Is An Odd Title With An Even Mix of Artists

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 27, 2012
NINE is just fine — both the name and the Carnegie exhibit. The title discloses only the number of artists, who represent ceramics, sculpture, painting, glass and mixed media. The show is without an obvious or assigned theme. But rather than feeling like a mish-mash, it works.  

Art: 18th Annual Studio Collection Sale

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 13, 2012
 Plenty can change in 18 years. Spring Grove Village was Winton Place, and the Studio Collection sale was held in the Westwood studio of papermaker Margaret Rhein. But the show became so popular   

Artist's Rebirth Starts With the Undead

1 Comments · Tuesday, October 30, 2012
What’s a nice girl like Emily Brandehoff doing making gory paintings like this? Young sweethearts look as if they’re from Our Town, except they’re chewing one another to a pulp.
  

L.A. Style Meets Substance in Herb Ritts Exhibit

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Shooting outdoors separated photographer Herb Ritts from studio-based New York peers. In addition to Malibu and El Mirage, Ritts used a rooftop studio. He established a fun, “organic” working environment, enabling him to cajole his subjects and develop an “anti-glamour” style of celebrity photography.  

‘Project Obscura’ Puts Focus on Communities

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It’s appropriate that Project Obscura at Northside’s Prairie Gallery opened before FotoFocus officially kicks off Oct. 5. After all, the camera obscura (Latin for “dark chamber”) led to the modern camera.  

Art: Dine Early, Late Viewing

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 28, 2012
 Be both stylishly early and fashionably late. This evening is the last opportunity for an early Thursday dinner in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Terrace Café and after-hours viewing of the spec