0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Restrictions can be a powerful impetus
for creativity — parents whose bedtime rules are questioned would agree.
Artists never lose their sense of questioning, but resort to fresh
approaches when boundaries are imposed.
by Alexis O'Brien
Posted In: Visual Art
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Museum adds Visionaries + Voices artist's work to permanent collection
embraced new in a powerful way when Cincinnati’s oldest art institution, the
Cincinnati Art Museum, purchased a new piece from local, contemporary artist
Courttney Cooper this week.
"Cincinnati Map" is now part of the museum’s
permanent collection and skillfully depicts the buildings, streets, and
roadways that make our city one Cooper never tires of drawing. A piecemeal of
8.5-by-11-inch repurposed papers, "Cincinnati
Map" is a Bic pen line rendition of downtown Cincinnati that Cooper worked
on for a year and brought to life by memory alone.
Cooper is one of the most ambitious and compelling artists working in
Cincinnati,“ says Matt Distel, CAM adjunct curator of contemporary art. “His
work not only speaks to Cincinnati but also addresses more universal concepts
about how people experience their environment.”
of Northside’s Visionaries + Voices studio and gallery, "Cincinnati Map" was shown in Cooper’s first museum show at the
Cincinnati Art Museum last year and will now be exhibited there as curatorial
opportunities for it emerge.
Reptiles+Rainbows design duo walks the line of cute and creepy
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
“Sometimes it’s hard to explain what we do
because it’s still evolving,” says Philip Valois, designer and
co-founder of Reptiles+Rainbows, a multidisciplinary design studio he
began in early 2013 with designer, art director and life partner, Carla
1 Comment · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Art Museums, like any other civic institution, participate in lots of special “days” and other catchy events to get visitors. But Slow Art Day, which occurred April
12, was such a good idea — at least at Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM),
where I participated — that it should be instituted on a regular basis.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Have you seen the emperor’s old clothes at the Taft Museum of Art? With apologies to Hans Christian
Andersen’s cautionary tale of vanity, the naked truth remains that we’re
judged by our dress.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A new exhibition of art books by a local
group of female artists, Art4Artists, joyously fills the galleries at
Kennedy Heights Arts Center. The exhibit, titled WomenWorkBooks, is meant to serve as a springboard for discussion on a wide range of women’s issues.
Upcoming Weston exhibits feature two bold approaches to photography
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
While Anita Douthat and Charles Woodman
both create photography-based or light-based art, their approaches are
dramatically different. So, too, is their work — except for a common
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
You could go stag to see the carved deer heads, football helmets and other gaming trophies on exhibit in Wild Card
at the 21c Museum Hotel downtown. But Michael Combs’ unsettling
examination of gender identity and cultural mythology raises so many
questions that it’s better not to go hunting alone for answers.
Todd Pavlisko's 'Crown' presents a historical art journey through time and space
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
When Todd Pavlisko speaks about Crown,
his solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum, it is clear that this
project is about the plasticity of time.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Carl Solway Gallery has obtained Robert Kushner’s The Four Seasons murals from downtown’s Tower Place mall and is showing them with recent paintings by the New York artist in the exhibit Robert Kushner: Paintings 2010-2013 & The Four Seasons.