CityBeat - Visual Art http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-25-1-visual_art.html <![CDATA[Thunder-Sky Studies Art History, Passes the Test - ]]>

“Don’t know much about history,” Sam Cooke sang. The good news is that you don’t have to know much about art history to tune into a wonderful world at Thunder-Sky, Inc.’s History Channel: New Art from Old Art.

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<![CDATA[Diving In - Weston exhibit ‘By This River’ makes a splash]]>

By This River, the new group show curated by Michael Solway at downtown’s Weston Gallery through Aug. 30, is as refreshingly clear in its concept and intent as a sparkling mountain stream.

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<![CDATA[The CAM Invites Viewers to Marvel at a Rare Collection with ‘Northern Baroque Splendor’ - ]]>

It is not often one is able to stand in the presence of almost indisputable masterpieces, but the Cincinnati Art Museum is offering just this opportunity with Northern Baroque Splendor.

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<![CDATA[History Refuses to Repeat Itself in Titus Kaphar’s CAC Exhibit - ]]>

In Latin, “vesper” means “evening star” or, more commonly, just “evening” — a junction of night and day. Although it refers to a surname in the Contemporary Arts Center’s new exhibit from Titus Kaphar, The Vesper Project, the word feels right at home.

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<![CDATA[Architectural Allure - Peter Waite's new paintings explore the city's strange and famous places]]> In his Cincinnati Series of 29 paintings depicting depopulated city sites, Peter Waite — a Connecticut-based artist — neither celebrates nor dismisses what he sees]]> <![CDATA[Oh, the Places You'll Go with Dr. Seuss - ]]> You’re a sneaky one, Dr. Seuss. With entertaining drawings, simple words and rhythmic rhymes, you taught us how to read.
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<![CDATA[Past, Present, Future - CAC reworks its edges with a new lobby and two exhibits on time and space]]> Blah concrete no longer dominates the Contemporary Arts Center lobby. But, ironically, a gray palette defines one of two new exhibits coinciding with the redesign of the 12-year-old space.]]> <![CDATA[Contemporary Arts Center Announces 2015-16 Shows - ]]> Mark Mothersbaugh and Robert Mapplethorpe are the marquee names for the Contemporary Arts Center’s 2015-16 exhibition season, which will feature four additional shows.]]> <![CDATA[Drawing on the Walls - Cincinnati Art Museum's Rosenthal Education Center gives adults and kids fresh ways to engage in arts learning]]> The Cincinnati Art Museum’s most recent renovation, the Rosenthal Education Center, built just to the left of the Great Hall, is bright, open and cheerful. ]]> <![CDATA[Engaging Experiments - Near*By curatorial collective brings new ideas to the contemporary arts scene]]>

Cincinnati has had its share of alternative spaces and indie nonprofit galleries — sometimes co-ops or collectives — where contemporary artists show their work and try out new ideas in curating, exhibiting and community engagement.

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<![CDATA[Regional Artists Explore the Boundaries of Landscapes in 'Now Here' - ]]> Matt Distel’s smartly curated exhibition, Now Here: Theoretical Landscapes, is a broad sampling of more than 20 regional artists who mine personal and universal landscapes to present hypothetical meditations on locations of space and time. 
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<![CDATA[Rudi Gernreich’s ‘Total Look’ Shows the Fashion Avant-Garde - ]]>

The star attraction of The Total Look, the new Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit opening Saturday that features fashion designs of the late Rudi Gernreich, is the one-piece topless bathing suit (or monokini) that he designed for women in 1964.

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<![CDATA[Evocative Revisionist History in CAC’s ‘Based on a True Story’ - ]]>

When we think about grand historical myths — things like the American Dream, Manifest Destiny or every war, for example — it’s important to acknowledge that society buys into these widespread accepted “truths” because of all the supporting evidence.  

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<![CDATA[Lively Variety of Art at the Latest ‘Changing Perceptions’ Exhibition - ]]>

Art Beyond Boundaries, the Main Street gallery where work by artists with disabilities is seen all year long, opens its space to artists without disabilities as well for what has become a popular yearly exhibition called Changing Perceptions, on view now in its ninth edition as Changing Perceptions: Merge.

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<![CDATA[Visual Arts 2014: Big Changes and Best Shows - ]]>

Overall, it was an eventful year for the visual arts in Cincinnati —good shows, a stimulating citywide festival devoted to photography, and newsworthy changes at two of our major museums.

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<![CDATA[Finding Order in “Much-ness” at NVISION - ]]>

Arynn and Joel Blazer, the husband-and-wife duo whose work is on display in Sofa King Good, are enamored of pattern.

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<![CDATA[Selfie Queen Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit of Personal Reflections - ]]>

Vivian Maier is the art world’s current mystery artist du jour.

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<![CDATA[When Photography Was New - ]]>

The buildings in these photographs seem outside of time, existing in a private universe where shadows exist only to point up architectural features.

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<![CDATA[Persistence of Memory - Pam Kravetz pieces together moments of CAC's past]]> Throughout the course of the Contemporary Art Center’s storied 75-year existence, a consistent thread has been the museum administration’s willingness to take risks, whether it be the initia]]> <![CDATA[Manifest Exhibits High-Spirited Regional Sculpture - ]]> Manifest Gallery's current Regional Showcase exhibition presents high spirited works of art crafted by artists in the Tristate region.
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