Works on paper and mixed-media pieces by familiar and lesser-known artists are on view at Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery in Inspiring Collectors. All six of the artists shown have Cincinnati ties. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through March 28.
Thomas Demand is the speaker for the 2009 Lightborne Photography lecture that occurs 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Fath Auditorium. Demand, once a sculptor, meticulously constructs paper models to make disquieting photographs. Appearing both super-real and artificial, they question our notions of reality.
Loveland Art Studios on Main hosts 'The Factory Cats,' an art exhibit and auction. The Animal Rescue Art Project repeats its highly successful 2008 show, The Foreclosure Cats Art Project, with a group of cats and kittens found in an abandoned ammunition factory just north of Cincinnati. The cats, along with artwork by professionals and by children from local schools, appear in the art show and auction at the studios. Bidding on art continues on eBay this week.
"It's like chess," Tom Bacher says of his self-invented process for painting. "I have to think 20 moves ahead." The results of this strategic approach to making art, 'Luminous Paintings by Tom Bacher,' opens Friday in the downtown Aronoff Center for the Arts' Weston Art Gallery.
“It’s like chess,” Tom Bacher says of his self-invented process for painting. “I have to think 20 moves ahead.” The results of that strategic approach to making art, Luminous Paintings by Tom Bacher in the downtown Aronoff Center for the Arts’ Weston Art Gallery, fills all three galleries, which is unusual but not unprecedented for the Weston. Tuesday-Sunday through March 21.
Noticing how individual works play off each other can give a new slant to looking at an exhibition, allowing you to think like a curator. Contemporary Printmaking at Manifest Gallery offers such a rewarding opportunity.
For the Contemporary Printmaking exhibit, Manifest's Creative Research Gallery's call for submissions brought in nearly 400 works by 160 artists for this juried show. Curator Jason Franz made the final cut to 22 works by 13 artists from seven states and the United Kingdom. The multitude of means for printmaking allow for effects not possible from any other discipline. Manifest’s stated aim with this show is “to explore the range of methods and results currently being achieved within the bounds of such processes.” Tuesday-Saturday. Through Jan. 9.
"I had a Eureka moment," Jimi Jones told an audience at a lecture last week for his current exhibition at downtown's Weston Art Gallery. The longtime active member of the Cincinnati arts scene had discovered he could incorporate pixels (the building blocks of computer graphics) into his paintings. Results of that breakthrough can be seen in the show's vibrant works.
Jimi Jones, a longtime active member of the Cincinnati arts scene, discovered he could incorporate pixels — the building blocks of computer graphics — into his paintings. Results of that breakthrough can be seen in the vibrant works at the Weston Art Gallery. Jones’ paintings are big, stridently colorful and speak to you immediately ... they need your close attention. Tuesday-Sunday. Through Jan. 10.
Andrew Au is a fellow of infinite jest who takes infinite pains to commit his jests to paper. For his text accompanying this show, he's adopted an antique style, reflective of biblical pronouncements but also handy in sending up scientific jargon. He has so much fun with it that senses reel.