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Looking Through Another Alice’s Looking Glass

1 Comments · Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In Lewis Carroll’s 1871 sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice traverses a mirror above her drawing-room fireplace to enter the “Looking-glass House.” Once there she discovers a chamber that is both familiar and bizarre — a place identical in dimension to the humdrum parlor she has departed, but where chess pieces frolic and poems are written in reverse.    

Art: Painting, Drawing, and Other Things

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Currently on view at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Gallery downtown, Alan and Clara Crockett’s Painting, Drawing, and Other Things is an evocative display of line, shape and color. An emeritus a  

Surrendering to the Gorgeous and Grotesque

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
During the installation of her new show I surrender, dear at downtown’s Contemporary Arts Center, Moscow-born/New York-based artist Dasha Shishkin and I discussed a range of issues, including the possibility that she might be a witch.   

Art: Final Friday Shows

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
On some Final Fridays there’s too much going on to recommend just one show — so how about three within walking distance? First up, Primaries at Yes in Over-the-Rhine celebrates the work of   

Art: Man in the Planet

3 Comments · Monday, March 19, 2012
We all start somewhere. I remember my first solo show as an undergraduate was in bar, one of my best friends’ was in a major international chain coffee house. I still pine for that big-name gallery   

Art: Expecting to Fly

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 13, 2012
What do antique circus posters, Italian wrapping paper, geological survey maps and a Canaletto print have in common? Nothing, unless you’re collagist Sara Pearce. Perhaps best known as a veteran   

Art: Inside Out

0 Comments · Monday, March 5, 2012
When my grandfather returned from service in 1946, he and his new bride were lucky to find an apartment for rent. Four years of war production had left the U.S in the midst of a housing crisis, but   

Beyond MTV

CAC exhibit examines the art and enduring impact of music videos

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 28, 2012
When I first caught wind of Spectacle: The Music Video, opening Saturday at the Contemporary Arts Center downtown, I felt like I was heading over to Steve’s all over again. The new exhibition explores the music video’s past and present while considering its future through a series of artifacts, photos, immersive environments and literally hundreds of music videos.  

Art: Art Walk 2012

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This weekend Essex Studios in Corryville will host its first Art Walk of 2012. Home to more than 100 local artists and artisans, Essex Studios features painting, photography, fine crafts and sculpture  

Art: Contextual: An Exhibition of Image and Word

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 21, 2012