Review of Jens Jensen at Cincinnati Art Galleries

Cincinnati Art Galleries has managed to represent the estate of the late modernist painter Jens Jensen, and an exhibition of this artist’s work is currently on view at Cincinnati Art Galleries downtown.  It’s difficult to describe the delight and joy at looking at an excellent modernist in today’s highly politicized and digitalized postmodern world: Jensen’s […]

Bridging Inter-Spaces and Navigating Contemporary Feminist Art

  Planned prior to Trump’s presidency, the 21C Museum Hotel’s The Future is Female displays a myriad of international female artists – ranging in their modalities and sociopolitical concerns – whose works bridge third and fourth-wave feminist concerns. Built on the foreground of second-wave feminism’s civil rights advances, the third-wave occupies subjectivity and inclusive diversity, […]

Interview with Eric Avner of The Haile Foundation

I sat down with Eric Avner of The Haile Foundation in early December, at their People’s Liberty office in OTR, to get a sense of the man, what he does at Haile, and the like. We weren’t doing a formal interview; we had a very mutually participatory conversation about the state of the arts and […]

“Interwoven/Contemporary Textiles,” Marta Hewett Gallery, through March 9, 2018

The aim of “Interwoven/Contemporary Textiles” at the Marta Hewett Gallery is to explore “traditional and alternative textile materials.” Despite the diversity of what’s on view, the exhibition can be divided into artists who use traditional techniques and materials, and others who use alternative materials but still work with basically traditional techniques. In the first category, […]

Rethinking Cincinnati’s Fountain Place

One of America’s most important potential development properties is the current Downtown Macy’s Department Store’s and Tiffany & Co.’s site called Fountain Place {formerly Fountain Square West}, situated from Race to Vine Streets along Fifth Street. Located on the western edge of Fountain Square, it is in the heart of our city and across the […]

Review of Jim Condron and Timothy Horjus at Goucher University

A broken-down 1940s tractor sits in Goucher University’s Silber Gallery in Baltimore, Md., like an escaped relic from a history museum. Its large knobby tires are cracked with age, the plow hitched to it is rusted beyond use, and there’s a large chest wound in the engine block where a motor used to cough this […]

First Nations Art Preserved and Celebrated at the Audain Museum Whistler, B.C., Canada

The masks of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast are powerful objects that assist us in defining our place in the cosmos. In a world of endless change and complexity, masks offer a continuum for Native people to acknowledge our connection to the universe.     -Chief Robert Joseph (Down from the Shimmering Sky, 1998) […]

Fitton Center for Creative Arts:  An Emphasis on Community

Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio focuses on community engagement.  It has served as part of the community as a nonprofit arts organization for over twenty years. The center offers four rotating exhibits annually; live performances in a black box theater; a luncheon series; a wide variety of visual and performing arts classes, […]

Nick Cave: FEAT. // The Frist Center for Visual Art // Nashville, Tennesse

My visit to Nashville in December brought me to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts for the first time since its opening in April of 2001. If you’re unfamiliar, the Frist Center inhabits one of Nashville’s historic landmarks,  the former main post office built in the early 1930’s. The building is a quite striking […]