Subtle Bodies

Subtle Bodies  Denise Burge   “It’s not that I don’t care about content, but content is not the only way a photograph has meaning.”1 ~ James Welling   The photographic work of James Welling is recognized for its pictorial elegance, and often described in terms that suggest the mystical.  This sense arises from the viewer’s […]

Restaurant Cell-Phone Photography

Restaurant Cell-Phone Photography by Louis Zoellar Bickett   Restaurant cell-phone photography is so ubiquitous that the act of documenting public dining has become de rigueur. Photography in our lives and public places is everywhere and everyone is a photographer—and seemingly the quality of the photograph is becoming more and more insignificant with the production of […]

A Monumental Collection: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center

A Monumental Collection: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center By Christopher Hoeting Only when we recognize the historical patterns of isolation and accept the responsibility of supporting those artists who express themselves in a universal language of form will black American artists be seen as major contributors to the art of this century. – […]

EAT YOUR IDYLLS!

EAT YOUR IDYLLS! “The Art of Food” at the Carnegie through March 21, 2013. by Regan Brown “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” ―William Blake from “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” “Let them eat cake!” ―a quote erroneously attributed to Marie Antoinette. “The fury and cruelty of the French mob […]

Figuring out the Figure: AEC’s Contoured Essence.

Figuring out the Figure: AEC’s Contoured Essence.  By Shawn Daniell The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said, “The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” I couldn’t agree more. Each human body has a story to tell. Some of those stories, like the body that supports them, can be hard, soft, scarred, fleshy, […]

Transcending the Landscape of the Mind

Transcending the Landscape of the Mind, an Exhibition Review of March on Women at Harvest Gallery By Cate Yellig The exhibition, March on Women, currently on view at Harvest Gallery in Over-the-Rhine includes twenty-two female artists from Greater Cincinnati. Many are recognizable names like Kay Hurley, Alice Pixley Young, Paige Wideman, and Jennifer Grote and […]

Confluence: Partnership and Creativity

Confluence: Partnership and Creativity Karen Chambers The concept for “Confluence: Partnership and Creativity” was cooked up over dinner by potter Pam Korte and her husband, poet Richard Hague, and ceramic sculptor Terri Kern and her husband, graphic artist and letterpress printer David Umbenhour. Why not show the work of couples, to show how their personal […]

SMALL Really IS BIG

SMALL Really IS BIG  By Marlene Steele When the concept is BIG, small works do not need to justify their existence against larger works because of their smaller borders. This 30 piece exhibit redefines the concept of ‘BIG’ in a number of ways and rewards the viewer with unique insights. Any artist who undertakes the […]

Review: Real, Realer, Realist exhibition

Review of Real, Realer, Realist exhibition: Rick Bennett From the Renaissance through the neoclassical period, figure painting based on close observation and skilled execution was the most prestigious form of artistic expression.  Though this status was considerably diminished during the Romantic, Modern, and Post-Modern periods, it is clear today that realistic figure painting has made […]