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Art: Magnitude Seven at Manifest Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 9, 2009
“Think small” is the mantra at Manifest Gallery for its annual Magnitude Seven show, tucked tidily into the little gallery. No work exceeds 7 inches in any direction, but there’s no limit on skill or inspiration. This year’s call for entries brought responses from all over the world; 27 artists from 14 states and three different countries, including Croatia, made the cut. 2-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday through June 26.  

Review: April Fools

0 Comments · Friday, June 5, 2009
The Four Fools were a hit here last year, winning Producers' Pick, and are back with a whole new show that looks sharper and funnier than their previous production. If you like a good time with four not so naughty but really, really funny fellows, see 'April Fools.'  

Art: Iris Bookcafe

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 2, 2009
In a very neat segue, it’s possible right now to see two exhibitions of Cincinnati photographer Michael Wilson’s work, reflecting different areas of interest, almost within walking distance of each other. Iris BookCafe is showing prints of photographs from Wilson’s 1984 book Heads Bowed Eyes Closed, No One Looking Around through Aug. 7, overlapping until June 7 with the Wilson’s Weston Art Gallery exhibition, The Day of Small Things, a mid-career retrospective. Iris Bookcafe is open daily and the Weston is open Tuesday-Sunday.  

Review: Call Me

0 Comments · Saturday, May 30, 2009
The production is an ingenious concoction that uses a staple of 21st-century life, your very own cell phone, to make theater on the streets of Over-the-Rhine and in your head. The drama, as it happens, is taking place in 1949, when World War II was over and film noir was a big draw in the movie houses — but cell phones weren't even a glint in a scientist's eye.  

Review: Body Language II: Phys. Ed.

0 Comments · Friday, May 29, 2009
The Body Language concept is to interview people about how they view their bodies, then turn their insights into a telling pastiche that amuses and informs and hits us where we might not know we hurt. In the current show, they've gone back to high school, when bodies are presumably about at peak, and found a mass of conflicting responses.  

Review: The Terrorism of Everyday Life

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2009
If you could play a guitar with a jackhammer, Ed Hamell would do it. As it is, he comes so close to "Abuse of an Instrument" that the music police would get him if he weren't searingly funny and, treating the language with no more respect than his guitar, profanely eloquent.  

The Grand Visions of Garry Winogrand

Cincinnati Art Museum highlights Winogrand's photography

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2009
‘Garry Winogrand would move fast through the streets, see things happening, maybe across an intersection, would move to that area, firing off his Leica, the wide-angle lens essentially pre-focused, moving with the camera, the energy, the kineticism of the street coming through.”  

Art: Women Are Beautiful at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Photographer Garry Winogrand's 'Women Are Beautiful' appeared as a book in 1975, and in 1981 Winogrand produced a portfolio of 85 prints selected from those works. Eighty of the portfolio prints are being shown at CAM in a crowded display in the Vince Waddell gallery to reveal the voyeuristic nature of his work. Through Aug. 23.  

Preview: Terrorism of Everyday Life

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Ed Hamell regularly tours his one-man show, Hamell on Trial, but has taken part in only one other Fringe Festival — the Edinburgh Fringe, where it was a solid hit.  

Preview: Body Language II: Phys. Ed.

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This production from Fringe fave True Body Project features actors and nonactors and gives the participants and those of us attending plenty to remember about body-consciousness in the gym class landscape. We've all been there.