Editor’s Comments

Marlene Steele

It is our pleasure to bring to your attention three exciting reviews in the June post.

“Modern Women/Modern Vision,” features 101 photographs by 53 women (and 1 man) and is extensively and insightfully reviewed by William Messer. This Bank of America collection, currently on view at the Taft Museum of Art, is a rich store of delight, introducing you to the women whose photography work contributed to the 20th and 21st century history of the medium from the formative days of Modernism to the present.

Sue Spaid examines and re-evaluates the oeuvre of Marie Bartuszova, an artist living off the beaten path in eastern Slovakia, whose nature inspired experimental, malleable plaster processes presage the minimalist trends of the 20th century, unveiling nature as healer and shape maker with wide-ranging art-making techniques. This revealing retrospective is currently on view at the Tate Modern.

We also are featuring a review by Janyce Denise Glasper of the solo exhibition of Cynthia Kukla’s 

“Separating the Earth from the Heavens” Exhibition currently on view at the EAD Fine Art Gallery in downtown Dayton, Ohio.Through her explorative watercolor techniques, Kukla takes us back to the light filled landscape and mythologies of this ancient land.

We hope you enjoy this post and have a safe and productive summer.

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