Carl Solway, celebrating his 50th year as
a Cincinnati gallerist, was speaking recently to arts patrons in the
residence at Hamilton’s Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park about the milestone
that is his new show. He’s presenting a John Cage show, he said, because
Cage was the 20th Century’s greatest artist.
Usually when September rolls around, I spend my time prepping an opening at Carl Solway Gallery and anticipating all the new fall exhibitions in town. This year, I’m also preparing for my move back to Brooklyn. While everyone knows New York is a cool town full of art, I’m not ready to admit that it’s any cooler than my Cincinnati.
They’ve created several amazing wall compositions in which arrays of prints bear strong resemblance to a central sculptural or relief work. Yet there is some degree of irony that Benglis’ art — historically associated with Post Minimalism — would appear so densely.