Gaela Erwin: My Mother, My Sister, Myself

Gaela Erwin: My Mother, My Sister, Myself Lexington Art League January 12 – March 3, 2013 by Sheldon Tapley Know Yourself: An ancient maxim. We find it hard to understand, difficult to pursue, and perhaps impossible to fulfill. Philosophers have discussed the imperative for centuries. Socrates gave primacy to self-knowledge. Seeking it properly takes courage, […]

Design Analysis: The Redesigned Schmidlapp Gallery and the museum as frame

Design Analysis:  The Redesigned Schmidlapp Gallery and the museum as frame ~ Gideon Fink Shapiro Just as modern painting did away with the picture frame, modern art museums have typically downplayed their role as spatial frames. Increasingly neutral galleries suppressed architectural qualifications—color, texture, material, form, ornament—in a quest to make artworks immediately available to the […]

Magical Realism: Deborah Morrissey-McGoff

Magical Realism Editor’s Note: Deborah Morrissey-McGoff’s new paintings are included in a group show at The Miller Gallery in Hyde Park titled “Local Artists”.  Aeqai is thus reprinting a feature that Editor Daniel Brown wrote for The Artist’s Magazine on Morrissey-McGoff’s paintings . www.artistsmagazine.com  –  September 2010 Influenced by Italian Renaissance masters and naïve painters, […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: Cloud Nine

Geometrically Ordered Design:  Cloud Nine By: Dustin Pike This is my eighth article pertaining to the design field and its relationship with mathematics. Design in essence cannot be accomplished without specific degrees of control, and almost always has a definitive point to make. How well the ‘point’ can be made is attributed to how well […]

Hick and Willie Judge a ‘Video’ Contest

Hick and Willie Judge a ‘Video’ Contest by James Cummins   Hick:   Whaddya got for the video contest?  I hope a rave. Just watched a piece about the David on Sister Wendy’s show.  Didn’t her dad start the hamburger chain, ‘Wendy’s’? Or was that another Dave?   Willie:   I got sucker-punched by ‘The […]

Hadley Holliday: One with the Sun: New Paintings, Carl Solway Gallery

Hadley Holliday: One with the Sun: New Paintings, Carl Solway Gallery by Karen Chambers   The work of L. A. artist Hadley Holliday is nothing if not complicated although that might not be immediately apparent as her colorful stained canvas paintings are delightful. What she’s achieved is not far from Matisse’s articulated goal: What I […]

Immortal Close-Ups

Immortal Close-Ups     Taft Museum of Art through April 7 by Fran Watson   It doesn’t take much to excite lovers of Chinese art, which makes the 14 pieces of Kangxi porcelain on exhibit in the Sinton Gallery  of the Taft Museum a true holiday for such aficionados. It’s also a great opportunity to […]

Beautiful Macabre The Tower: New Works by Brian Uhl

Beautiful Macabre The Tower: New Works by Brian Uhl  ~ Shawn Daniell Think punk and metal music. Think graffiti art. Think occult symbolism. Think comics. Think ink and paper. Meld all of those together and you’ve got Brian Uhl’s artwork, a study of precision with ink. The Tower: New Works by Brian Uhl, Static Age […]

Female Gaze – After the Fall

Female Gaze – After the Fall Prairie 4035 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45223 From February 9 through April 6 Review by Kenn Day Perhaps much of the chaotic nature of this exhibition is due to its subject matter. As the press release states: “After the Fall presents a snapshot in time and place of how […]

HIGH: A Survey of Realism, Manifest Gallery

HIGH: A Survey of Realism         Manifest Gallery by Marlene Steele Realism is defined as art that convinces the viewer that the described visible subject exists outside the art itself. Successful illusionistic and highly descriptive representation that is closely aligned to what the eye sees with little interpretation or manipulation of the […]