Two Of A Kind: Future Retrieval’s “Close Parallel” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

In mid-March, the 2021 National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) annual conference was to be held in Cincinnati. Due to the pandemic, this highly anticipated event was changed to a virtual conference. However, in preparation for the conference, many exhibitions of ceramics were planned well in advance. The Cincinnati Art Museum, the […]

Ceramics Shows at Weston Gallery, DAAP Meyers Gallery, Manifest Gallery, and the Contemporary Arts Center

Clay and the Human Imprint: “Social Recession” at the Weston Gallery March 13-April 24, 2021; “Multi-Cultural Fellowship Exhibition” at DAAP Meyers Gallery, February 22-March 21, 2021; “Artifact: Ceramic-based Works,” “There is a Fly on a Plate” and “Firstlings,” “Sublimation,” all at Manifest Gallery, March 5-April 2, 2021; and “Sanctuary” at the Contemporary Arts Center, March […]

Space to Dream: “Reflections of the Harlem Renaissance” at Kennedy Heights

Featuring one or two works by twelve artists, Reflections of the Harlem Renaissance might at first seem a small show. But stopping to dwell with any piece reveals a vast and at times overwhelming attention to the history of art and politics in the U.S. Subtitled The Legacy Continues, the exhibit finds contemporary painters, photographers, […]

An NFT Sold for $69.3 Million in the Name of Art. Who’s Paying for It?

Few had heard of Mike Winkelmann until reports of the $69.3 million sale of his digital collage, Everydays: The First 5000 Days, catapulted him to star level overnight, landing his name just behind those of Jeff Koons and David Hockney as the world’s third highest-priced living artist.  A self-taught graphic designer with a degree in […]

Cincinnati Art Galleries: “Provenance”

Cincinnati Art Galleries, at 225 East 6th Street, is presenting new acquisitions including small and medium sized paintings including sixty pieces from the collection of Charles and Patricia Weiner and additional estates of knowledgeable collectors. Entitled “Provenance”, it is an excellent acquisition opportunity for starting or augmenting personal collections. Paul Ashbrook studied with William Merritt […]

Confronting Greatness: A Celebration of Women Artists

January 25 through June 11, 2021 Miami University Art Museum (MUMA), Oxford, Ohio Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm (Check for current hours) I would like to celebrate the exhibit Confronting Greatness – A Celebration of Women Artists in this review. There are three areas to consider including the question “Why Have There […]

Exploring the Figure, Inside and Out

The development of an artist is a mysterious thing. The yoking of hand and mind, style and subject matter, conscious and subconscious — all can happen in any way, at any speed, with an infinite number of potential outcomes. But we can begin to discern and track these evolutions, in a way that was mostly […]