According to Mary Heider, the curator of the current A New Reality
exhibit at Covington’s Artisan’s Enterprise Center, artists take
“pieces and parts … and create from them something not previously
conceived.” It’s hard to imagine a more elegant statement on the nature
of visual art, and it’s the premise upon which the show rests.
Carmel Buckley is an artist infatuated
with line and uncertainty. An associate professor at Ohio State
University and a native of England, Buckley is enjoying her third
Cincinnati exhibition in a little over a year. Featuring a series of
drawings and etchings along with freestanding and wall-mounted objects, Prints and Sculpture
at Clay Street Press in Over-the-Rhine is a retrospective look at her
creative output from the early 1990s through the present day.