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Motion and Emotion

Artists Mark Patsfall and Brian Stuparyk mess with elements of perception

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The cardboard 3-D glasses supplied for Brian Stuparyk’s work will make the comparison clearer. Put them on and feel like a kid, knowing that this art show is fun and different. A visit feels like an afternoon at the movies. Though there are just three small rooms to see, remember that the artists’ themes are perception and time. It’s possible to get lost awhile.  

Art: Elements of Perception

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Now playing — um, on display – at Phyllis Weston Gallery is Elements of Perception, a motion picture — er, pictures with motion and emotion — from Mark Patsfall and Brian Stuparyk.  The c  

The Paper Chase

Sara Pearce’s career in papers continues, but with some new twists

1 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Sara Pearce had the world — many worlds — at her fingertips, but her fingers couldn’t feel. The former Enquirer arts reporter had volunteered for a buyout from the paper in September 2008 and wanted to become an artist herself. She’d finally create collages from the antique world maps, fashion magazines and other papers she’d collected for decades.   

Intimate Visions

CAC exhibition “uses beauty to discuss difficult issues”

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Realms of Intimacy: Miniaturist Practice from Pakistan, which opens the Contemporary Arts Center’s 2011-12 season Sept. 23, isn’t really about Pakistan. It’s not even all about small pictures. “It’s about using beauty to discuss difficult issues,” says Assistant Curator Justine Ludwig.  

Beauty in the Mundane

Cincinnati Art Museum debuts a new, eclectic collection

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The eclectic art collection of the late Carl M. Jacobs III is his bulletin board. With a hint of a self-assured smile in a 1958 portrait by celebrity photographer Carl Van Vechten, Jacobs invites visitors to explore the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition titled Not Just Pretty Pictures, up through Aug. 28.  

Art: Not Just Pretty Pictures

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Before Facebook, an easy way to learn someone’s tastes was to study their bulletin board or refrigerator door. Vacation snapshots, comic strips, magnets, postcards, ticket stubs and magazine articles would reveal where they had journeyed, physically and intellectually, and where they’d like to go. In that mix you’d likely find something in common to discuss. The eclectic art collection of the late Carl M. Jacobs III is his bulletin board.  

Art: Peak and Flow at Country Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 19, 2010
In 'Peak and Flow' Fritz Chesnut exhibits his new abstract paintings, which radiate a definite West Coast vibe. Pacific waves crash. Malibu mudslides ooze. At Country Club through May 29.  

Peak and Flow (Review)

Fritz Chesnut's abstract paintings ooze West Coast vibes in Country Club exhibit

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 18, 2010
In a first for the galleries, Country Club's Oakley and Los Angeles locations chose to present an exhibition concurrently, painter Fritz Chesnut's 'Peak and Flow,' offering different pieces from the same series. His new abstract paintings radiate a definite West Coast vibe, and they're on view locally through May 29.  

Disturbing Reality (Review)

New group exhibit at the Weston shows art with a psychological bent

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 7, 2010
'Disturbing Reality' at the Weston Art Gallery is as much a group therapy session as a group exhibition. In addition to the expected scenes out of a child's anxiety closet, there are a surprising number of cathartic, even comforting, images. The nine artists in this circle seem to feed off one another.