What is the Light? Doug & Mike Starn: Gravity of Light

What is the Light? Doug & Mike Starn: Gravity of Light by Chis Reeves The ambivalence towards light is something particularly relatable to this author. Having a macular condition known as Myodesopsia, aka “eye floaters,” I understand that while a bright sunny day can be a blessing, it can also be a burden. This idea […]

Anthony Luensman Explores Carnal Delights in “Taint”

Anthony Luensman Explores Carnal Delights in “Taint” by Maria Seda-Reeder Anthony Luensman’s first major solo exhibition in five years, “Taint” at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery was supported by a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant—one of only seventeen such grants chosen out of 1,624 eligible applications by arts organizations […]

Polaroids from “Stay the Same Never Change”

Polaroids from “Stay the Same Never Change” by Emil Robinson The act of looking is brave. Especially if you look at things you can’t handle. I think that most people do not look. If you’re really paying attention you could have your heart broken twelve times a day. Most of the time we aren’t looking […]

POSTCARDS FROM MT. OLYMPU.S.

“Controlled Chaos”  Tyler Shields at Miller Gallery: October 12 – October 26, 2012 by Regan Brown “To be a performance artist, you have to hate theatre. Theatre is fake: there is a black box, you pay for a ticket, and you sit in the dark and see somebody playing somebody else’s life. The knife is […]

The Death of Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum

The Death of Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum by Stephen Slaughter Excerpt from “Shut up and Play the Hits”, Chuck Klosterman’s on screen interview of James Murphy; Chuck Klosterman; “This is the end of LCD Soundsystem, and it’s ending in a strangely controlled manner. It’s like, there was a record, there was an announcement, there’s a last […]

The Boxer: Sol LeWitt

The Boxer: Sol LeWitt by Maxwell Redder Walking into downtown Cincinnati’s famous Carl Solway Gallery (424 Findlay St.) between September 7, 2012 and December 22, 2012 is something I recommend to everyone. If not for the sheer simple beauty of works by the late Sol LeWitt, an extremely important contemporary artist, then for the inquisitive feeling […]

Stephen Berens: Thinking of Pinturicchio (While Looking Out Sol LeWitt’s Windows and Elizabeth Bryant: Sol LeWitt Studio Still Lifes, Carl Solway Gallery

Stephen Berens: Thinking of Pinturicchio (While Looking Out Sol LeWitt’s Windows and Elizabeth Bryant: Sol LeWitt Studio Still Lifes, Carl Solway Gallery by Karen S. Chambers In the summer of 2010, L. A.-based artists Elizabeth Bryant and Stephen Berens, who happen to be married to each other, spent time in Sol LeWitt’s studio in Spoleto, […]

Photography: A Perfect Fit for Former Dancer

by Kathy Valin “Cincinnati Ballet at 50: Photographs by Peter Mueller” opened September 6 and runs through May 2014 (coinciding with the close of the company’s 50th Anniversary Season) at the Cincinnati Ballet Center, 1555 Central Parkway. Consisting of about twenty oversized photographs displayed on walls throughout the lobby of the Mickey Jarson Kaplan Performance […]

A Look Back at a Life in Pictures: Photographs by Gordon Baer

A Look Back at a Life in Pictures: Photographs by Gordon Baer On a Sunday afternoon midway through October’s FotoFocus the backroom at Baker Hunt was at capacity to hear photographer Gordon Baer talk about his work and the exhibition A Look Back at a Life in Pictures: Photographs by Gordon Baer. The exhibition could […]