Toy Stories: “Altered States” at Miller Gallery

Toy Stories:  “Altered States” at Miller Gallery By Keith Banner The paintings in “Altered States:  New Paintings by Rob Jefferson and Jonathan Queen” (currently up on the walls at Miller Gallery in Hyde Park through November 23, 2012) are beautifully executed works that exemplify eerie perfection.  The show is one of the best I’ve seen […]


LITHO AT ITS LIVELIEST:  Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spectacles of Paris at the Cincinnati Art Museum October 13, 2012 -January 13, 2013 by Fran Watson My first visit to Montmartre was not the flamboyant, sin-drenched, total artistic emersion of which I had dreamed. It turned out to be a touristy square filled with prosaic artists producing […]

“Performative Self-Portraits”: BODY/OBJECTS at the Carl Solway Gallery

“Performative Self-Portraits”: BODY/OBJECTS at the Carl Solway Gallery By Laura A. Partridge BODY/OBJECTS is one of three FOTOFOCUS exhibitions currently on view at the Carl Solway Gallery. It features the work of 10 photographers, including: Cindy Sherman, Anita Douthat, Sarah Charlesworth, John Coplans, Ann Hamilton, Suzy Lake, Laurel Nakadate, Amanda Means, Cynthia Greg and Hannah […]

Chocolat: Drip, Drizzle, Lick

Chocolat: Drip, Drizzle, Lick By Stephen Slaughter Eileen Southern in The Music of Black American wrote; “On the way to the cemetery it was customary to play very slowly and mournfully a dirge, or an ‘old Negro spiritual’ such as ‘Nearer My God to Thee,’ but on the return from the cemetery, the band would […]

Profile, Kent Krugh

Profile, Kent Krugh By Jane Durrell Curiosity – that need to know what would happen if???? – can be a driving force for both creative and scientific ends. Artist/scientist Kent Krugh is a nimble practitioner in both fields. Krugh has been a visible presence in the Cincinnati region’s FotoFocus this fall with a solo show, […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: Perfect Six

Geometrically Ordered Design:  Perfect Six  By Dustin Pike “God produced the entire mass for the adornment of his majesty in six days. On the seventh day, he consecrated it with a blessing” – Victorinus (on the creation of the world) This is my sixth article pertaining to the design field and its relationship with mathematics. Design […]

Leslie Shiels: dizygotic, Cincinnati Art Galleries

Leslie Shiels: dizygotic, Cincinnati Art Galleries By Karen S. Chambers In October 2010, I reviewed a two-person exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Galleries for aeqai. The opening sentence was “There are twin—fraternal twins—shows at Cincinnati Art Galleries: Leslie Shiels: Lost Dogs Found and Kevin T. Kelly: Embracing the Yin.” I went on to write, “Shiels […]


DIZYGOTIC Written by Marlene Steele Rabbits, roosters, turtles and dogs. Leslie Shiels’ familiar animals dwell in large confrontational canvases and are exhibited opposite their painted twins, who somehow have popped into completely different bubble worlds. Twins can be monozygotic or “identical” meaning that they develop from one zygote. Dizygotic or ‘fraternal” twins launch from two […]


13 MOST BEAUTIFUL: DEAN & BRITTA by Kevin Ott Dean and Britta and their band brought their live show, “13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” to the Emery Theater, Friday, December 9th. In conjunction with the CAC’s FotoFocus show of Andy Warhol’s photography, the musically accompanied screen tests demonstrated the remarkable results of […]

What Does Your Apocalypse Look Like?

Apocalypse Now: New Works by Antonio Adams, Emily Brandehoff & Marc Lambert By Shawn Buckenmeyer Don’t turn around now: there’s a rotting zombie closing in. But no worries, a high-tech hovercraft awaits to take you away to safety. No, this isn’t a movie I’m talking about; it’s the newest exhibit Apocalypse Now: New Works by […]