Profile of Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis

Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis live a life that’s an intriguing combination of postmodern and ancient. Even as they work daily to innovate with ceramics and multi-media decorative arts, they also revel in the timeworn techniques of firing clay in kilns and conjuring new glazes to suit their vision. Parker and Davis together are […]

Switch Hitter: “Up at Bat” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Andy Warhol didn’t know who Pete Rose was, and Rose didn’t know who Warhol was.  They never met.  Warhol chose the photo on which he based his now Cincinnati-famous screen-print from a selection of newspaper shots sent to him, because Rose couldn’t (or maybe wouldn’t) make it to New York City to pose for a […]

On Human-Altered Beauty: New and Newer Topographics at the Cincinnati Art Museum

The art of photography changed forever in 1975, the year that William Jenkins curated “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape” at the International Museum of Photography in New York. The exhibit brought together eight artists who challenged the meaning of landscape photography priorly defined by the architects of photography as an art form—lensmen like […]

Encompass: encircle: embrace: A Fusing of the Imaginary with the Real

One feels the unlocking of something amidst Barbara Ahlbrand’s paintings. Energy, chaos, tranquility. The atmosphere in the gallery at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, where a new retrospective of her work titled Encompass: encircle: embrace is being displayed, is simultaneously serene and chaotic. The textures Ahlbrand achieves fuse childish pandemonium with a mature grasp of […]

Barb Ahlbrand Still Painting at 74

At 74, Barb Ahlbrand is still painting and exhibiting.  She won Best of Show with the painting “Shirt 2” at the Golden Ticket Artists Exhibition at Clifton Cultural Arts Center in 2014.  The prize includes a solo show, entitled “:encompass:  encircle:  embrace:” on display from March 20 to April 23, 2015 at the center.   […]

Interview with Christopher Hoeting, co-curator of “The Weight of Water: too shallow for diving” at the Weston Gallery

Christopher Hoeting is an artist and Cincinnati native who has curated several exhibitions here, including two shipping container-based shows in public spaces. He recently co-curated the exhibition “The Weight of Water: too shallow for diving” with Pittsburgh artist Carolyn Speranza at the Weston Gallery.  Hoeting was inspired by Speranza’s initial iteration of the “too shallow […]

Anthony Caro: Works from the 1960s Stimulates the Senses and Invigorates the Intellect

Now on view at Gagosian Beverly Hills is a select collection of fourteen early works by one of Britain’s most influential practitioners of modern sculpture, the late Sir Anthony Caro. Not only does the gallery’s abundance of natural light beautifully illuminate the artist’s early works, but its truly expansive and open floor plan allow viewers […]

“Flight,” Covington Arts Center

In addition to being an activist, artist, U. C. professor, director of the VA’s Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service, and writing a monthly column for Aeqai (“Art for a Better World”), Saad Ghosn has found time to curate nearly 200 exhibitions. Many of them reflect his dedication to social activism and justice, and sometimes what […]

Daniel Arsham – “Remember the Future”

We are shaped by the events of our childhood and Daniel Arsham is no exception. During his youth in Miami, the house in which he lived came under attack from environmental forces and he watched as his home shuffled and shattered right before his very eyes. It seems that this early experience of environmental fury […]

Elder High Alumni Display Art at East Price Hill Gallery

The Flats Gallery is easy to miss. Located on a nondescript corner in East Price Hill, the Mount St. Joseph-owned gallery is currently hosting “Elder High School Alumni: Art & Design.” The exhibit shows off some of Elder High School’s most successful graduates, including big names like cartoonist Jim Borgman. A small parking pad in […]