Printmaker Jim Williams sets himself
strict limitations of size and color range but proceeds to produce a
diverse, intellectually stimulating group of mono-prints for his current
Clay Street Press exhibition. His artist’s statement describes the new
work in Hybrid Structures as his “search for a visual equivalent
to the daily dynamic interplay that occurs between the man-made and the
Good news from City Hall? Yes, actually.
City Council has voted to re-instate and improve a long-established
program providing grants to individual artists, which was cut for
budgetary reasons in 2009.
This is an old museum with benefits
bestowed by several generations of collectors, some of them inspired.
But is this the best way to see these works? The installation flies in
the face of accepted museology — not necessarily a bad thing — but I’m
uncertain if it accomplishes its stated aim: to bring people and art
In Egypt today the downside of revolution
is beginning to be felt. During two weeks recently spent there on a tour
to see the ancient sights, and then on my own for several days in
Cairo, most people I talked to were ready for order to happen, although
glad to have moved ahead.
Darren Goodman plays with fire. It’s part of his artistic
medium of choice — he blows glass. His extraordinary, downright gorgeous
results are now on view in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s biennial 4th
Floor Award exhibition, this year titled Trial by Fire. It’s up through year’s end.