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Art: Reliving Corbing at Upstairs at the Greenwich

0 Comments · Monday, March 22, 2010
The art world suffered a great blow last December with the passing of University of Cincinnati Painting Professor Tarrence Corbin who touched the lives of countless students including Matthew Miller-Novak, a graduate of UC’s Master of Fine Arts program. Miller-Novak pays homage to Corbin with the exhibition "Reliving Corbin" at Upstairs at the Greenwich.  

Art: Starburst at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The Cincinnati Art Museum’s Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970–1980 explores that groundbreaking decade, when landmark exhibitions by several artists changed the face of art photography forever. Through more than 200 photographs by 18 artists, the exhibition presents a 10-year surge of experimentation with color. Through May 9.  

Starburst (Review)

A pivotal decade in photography explodes at Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 9, 2010
It's hard for our generation to imagine controversy over color photography. In a day and age when many art schools have shut down their darkrooms in favor of digital, color is taken for granted. The Cincinnati Art Museum's 'Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970–1980,' opening Friday, explores when several artists changed the face of art photography forever.  

Art: Ryan Snow at the Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Ryan Snow’s six new minimalist paintings at the Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center reward close looking by patient viewers. Snow holds a B.F.A. in painting and works as a designer, so it’s not a surprise that his subtle paintings incorporate the element of graphic design. Typography bleeds through here and there, the result of paint layered on top of collaged newspaper. Through Jan. 30.  

Form from Form (Review)

UC exhibition celebrates the work of Charles Darwin

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Artists are a lot like scientists: They observe and collect, question and describe, experiment and record. They interpret what they've gathered, creating solutions to problems or theories that pose more questions — in physical, visual form. This concept was the impetus for the fabulous and thought-provoking exhibition 'Form from Form: Art from Discovery' at the University of Cincinnati.  

Art: Form from Form at the Philip M. Meyers Jr. Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Artists are a lot like scientists: They interpret what they’ve gathered, creating solutions to problems or theories that pose more questions — in physical, visual form. This concept was the impetus for the current exhibition Form from Form: Art from Discovery at the University of Cincinnati’s Phillip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery. The eight-artist show is fabulous and thought-provoking, and part of UC’s larger celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Through Nov. 23.  

Menagerie of Meaning

Chinese animal paintings roar, leap and fly into the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2009
When is a tiger not just a tiger? An eagle more than an eagle? When they're painted as messages about social and political conditions, philosophies about leadership and cultural values. This was the case during the Chinese Imperial Court between the 11th and 19th centuries, when its painters used animals as symbols. Many of the meanings of these images had been lost, but Hou-Mei Sung, curator of Asian art at the Cincinnati Art Museum, has rediscovered them.  

Art: Roaring Tiger, Leaping Carp at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2009
When is a tiger not just a tiger? An eagle more than an eagle? When they're painted as messages about social and political conditions, philosophies about leadership and cultural values. Many of the meanings of these images from the Chinese Imperial Court had been lost, but Hou-Mei Sung, curator of Asian art at the Cincinnati Art Museum, has rediscovered them. The exhibition runs through Jan. 3.  

Art: Chasing the Whale at Gallery Zaum

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Even if you’ve never read it (or only read the CliffsNotes), Moby-Dick swims through the dark waters of the American psyche like the white whale that is the title’s namesake. hanks to Robert Wallace, an English professor at Northern Kentucky University and a pioneer in the study of Moby-Dick and the arts, a strong survey of this local art has been gathered for exhibition in a show Wallace curated at Gallerie Zaum.  

Change at the Art Academy

The 140-year-old institution looks forward with new initiatives

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The Art Academy of Cincinnati last week announced the departures of two top leaders, President Gregory Allgire Smith and Academic Dean Keith Kutch. While Kutch left on his own accord to accept a position at Stevenson University outside of Baltimore, the circumstances surrounding Smith's departure are still unclear.