Dig at The Fitton Center

Dig at The Fitton Center By Shawn Daniell A “wise man” once said, “Ogres are like onions.” Although this quote is from the Disney animated feature Shrek, I think it makes a valid point. Shrek’s basically saying, “Hey, onions have layers. I have layers. Dig it?” In the newest exhibit, dig, on display at the […]

The Fetish Line: “Andy Warhol: Athletes” and “The Art of Sport”

The Fetish Line: “Andy Warhol: Athletes” and “The Art of Sport” at the Dayton Art Institute By Keith Banner “He’s SO beautiful,” Andy Warhol swoons in quoted text next to his Day-Glo portrait of O.J. Simpson in “Andy Warhol: Athletes,” a show of commissioned pieces Warhol did in 1977 installed on aqua walls at the […]

Small Packages/Good Things  

Small Packages/Good Things   by Fran Watson Motif, Mantra &  Mystery Small works by Frank Herrmann, Kim Krause and Eric Standley Marta Hewett Gallery Jun 28 – August 24, 2013 Artists need to think their way up.  Great huge works don’t simply happen.  They follow many little ideas which one day culminate in a masterpiece…. […]

Galileo from Philip Glass: Visually Arresting and Dramatically Cohesive

Galileo from Philip Glass: Visually Arresting and Dramatically Cohesive By Rafael de Acha July 23, 2013 United States Glass, Galileo Galilei: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera, Kelly Kuo (conductor), Ted Huffman (stage director), David A. Center (scenic design), Rebecca Senske (costume design), Thomas C. Hase (lighting design), James D. Geier (make-up and hair), Yara Travieso (movement). Cincinnati, Ohio, […]

My Favorite Martian

My Favorite Martian By Tim Kennedy It wasn’t easy to find the Lenbachhaus Galerie in Munich last summer. We crossed the street and consulted a street map several times but ultimately discovered that the gallery was actually underground and attached to the Subway. The exhibition space had the feel of a two-story corridor into which […]

Fair and Warmer: Two Artists/One Path

Fair and Warmer by Fran Watson Two Artists/One Path Barb Ahlbrand and Jackie Frey Cincinnati YWCA Women’s Art Gallery June 21 – September 12, 2013 Hot! Hot! Hot! with art to match the climate at the downtown YWCA gallery . Big, juicy masses of color fan the flames of energy in nearly every one of […]

The Human Face: A Revelation at Artisan Enterprise Center

review of   The Human Face: A Revelation at Artisan Enterprise Center Jane Durrell Covington’s Artisan Enterprise Center currently is chock-a-block with art, with ideas, with good reasons to spend time looking at the two linked exhibitions on view there as The Human Face: A Revelation. You may spend more time than you expected – there’s […]

Gordon Matta-Clark, Suzanne Harris, and Tina Girouard: The 112 Greene Street Years

Gordon Matta-Clark, Suzanne Harris, and Tina Girouard: The 112 Greene Street Years Rhona Hoffman Gallery Curated by Jessamyn Fiore By Chase Martin One of the first non-commercial alternative art spaces in New York City, 112 Greene Street was an epicenter of artistic experimentation for much of the 1970s. The six-story industrial building in then-blighted Soho […]

El Campo de Mañana at LOT Louisville

El Campo de Mañana at LOT Louisville By Julie Gross Land of Tomorrow (LOT) Louisville is known to exhibit some of the most intriguing contemporary art in the area. Works that make you scratch your head and make you want to pull out your camera phone to take a pic. The 18,000 square foot gallery […]

The 7 Borders exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

The 7 Borders exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft By Chelsea Gifford With Kentucky positioned at the confluence of its seven neighboring states, The 7 Borders exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft ambitiously seeks to interpret and expand the mission of the institution by widening the scope of artists […]