Grand Theft by Guy Michael Davis & Katie Parker is a 2-part installation utilizing the common/public spaces within The Carnegie. Both parts of this installation take photography as the fundamental tool that is used to create objects, even though a traditional “photograph” is not present in the final product.
Davis & Parker work primarily in ceramic media, using both high tech and low tech three-dimensional scanning processes to “catch” famous works from around the country for retranslation. For Grand Theft, the artists interpret several historic pieces. Because they are using low-grade photography equipment, and many of the objects are against walls or behind stanchions, the missing data becomes as interesting as the actual piece itself. These pieces will be installed in the George & Ellen Rieveschl entrance to The Carnegie.
The second component of this installation explores a process that produces lithophanes. Lithophanes are three-dimensional translucent porcelain plaques which when backlit reveal detailed magical images, first created in Europe in the 1820s. This method produces, essentially, a three-dimensional photograph. Lit from behind, the image is revealed to dramatic effect. Davis & Parker will present a series of photographs related to the Grand Theft objects in the Carnegie lower level.This project will be unveiled during FotoFocus and is a permanent installation.
OPENING OCTOBER 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 11am-2pm
The Carnegie Galleries are open Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm during exhibitions.
1028 Scott Boulevard Covington, KY, 41011
For more information visit: http://www.thecarnegie.com/index.phphttp://www.thecarnegie.com/index.php
High Art, an exhibition on the subject of perspective, scale, and serendipitous visual discovery. The show will take place on the rooftop Observation Deck of one of Cincinnati’s most beloved and highest elevated buildings: the Carew Tower. Visitors to the one-evening event will ride the elevator of this Art Deco structure to the 45th floor, board a tiny elevator and ride it to the 48th floor, then climb one last flight to visually identify the work of artists strategically placed around Downtown from this 574-foot vantage point. This grouping of interdisciplinary works by artists Abby Mae Friend, Pam Kravetz, Jacob Lynn, Corrina Mehiel, Lyndon Probst, Ethan Riddle and Greg Swiger demonstrates how artists employ simple techniques of size, color and movement to attract their viewer’s attention. Artists will present temporary, large-scale works and performances, which may be seen either by the naked eye or with the assistance of binoculars from the Observation Deck of the Carew Tower—encouraging the act of active looking.
High Art will take place (weather pending) on Saturday October 18, 2014, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at The Netherland Plaza, Carew Tower, 441 Race Street, Downtown. Rain date is the following Saturday October 25th, same time. There is a $2 entry fee for all visitors to the Netherland Plaza Observation Deck.
For more information about NEAR*BY Curatorial Collective, visit http://nearby.gallery/
NEAR*BY is an untethered curatorial collective that seeks to bypass the art institution, working as liaison between artists and pluralistic audiences. We aim to create ephemeral and interdisciplinary exhibitions that connect art with location and meld curatorial and artist practices while blurring the boundaries between installation and white cube
Charles King: Troubled Waters: The Past and Future of the Black Sea
Thursday, October 2nd: Guest Lecture, 5pm-6pm DAAP, Lecture Hall, Rm 3420
Charles King is Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University and the author or editor of seven books, including The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus (Oxford University Press, 2008), which was named "History Book of the Year" by the Moscow Times.
The Sochi Project
Thursday, October 9th: Public Reception, 5-7pm, DAAP, Reed Gallery
The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus chronicles the complexities of a country in flux. Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have worked together since 2007 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of “slow journalism.” Hornstra and van Bruggen have engaged and researched this small yet incredibly complicated region before it found itself in the glare of international media attention. Open to the public as part of FOTOFOCUS’ month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art.
Thursday, October 16th: Salon
Discussion will be facilitated by Assistant Professors, Ivan Ivanov, Brendan Green, and Adjunct Associate Professor Jane Anderson
5pm, DAAP, Reed Gallery
This informal discussion will focus on issues related to NATO, Russia, and the Ukrainian Dilemma.
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Clay Street Press
Opening Reception on Friday Sept. 26th from 6-9pm.
Clay Street Press is located at 1312 Clay Street, Cincinnati 45202
An intimate experience creates a Place, transforming installations into more familiar, personal spaces. In this work, I seek to create Place through interaction with my participants to produce objects that serve as profound metaphors for intimate spaces and the weight of being human.
I offer an intimate look at the presence of strangers. Viewers walk amongst each other and casts of feet, which occupy and share their space. Two-dimensional photographs of the bottom of feet suggest the corporal weight of bodies, evoking a physical interaction between the artwork and viewers, and requesting acceptance of the human.
Casting individuals' feet is a true collaborative and participatory act, which allows me to establish a sincere connection with the participants . During more than thirty sessions of feet casting, my participants and I shared the stories of our lives. Through their time and genuine effort our memories were drawn together. Without their gifts, my art is incomplete. It is their support and trust, shared through our communication, that creates the wisdom that fulfills my art and serves as a form of prayer to me.
Three really nice shows opening at the Weston Art Gallery on Friday, September 19th, from 6-9pm
Solo shows by Terry Berlier, Danielle Julian Norton, and Emily Hanako Momohara (image above).
The Weston Gallery is located at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati 45202
Third Thursday closing reception on Sept. 18th from 5-9pm
Show opens on Sept. 4th and runs through September 18th.
The Neon Heater Art Gallery
400 1/2 S. Main St.
The Jones Building Rm 22,
Hollis Hammonds: Worthless Matter
Thursday, February 13, 5-7pm. Free and open to the public.
Reed Gallery, DAAP Complex
Exploring consumerist culture through evidence of accumulation, hoarding and collecting; piles of buildings, chairs and trash permeate the works of Hollis Hammonds. Since her childhood, a seemingly endless stream of tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, have inspired her work, as drifts of rubble lay in their wake. Ranging from documentary studies of storms and storm damage to sculptural wall drawings of crashing waves, her works often illustrate imaginary piles of debris left after fictional, natural, and man-made disasters.
Worthless Matter spans several years of creative work dealing with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe and superficial loss.
Hal Lasko: The Pixel Painter
February 3-March 30
DAAP Galleries: Philip M. Meyers Jr. Memorial Gallery
DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati is pleased to present „The Pixel Painter,‰ the first solo exhibition of artist Hal Lasko, on view from February 3 through March 30, 2013 in DAAP Galleries Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery.
Hal Lasko, a „Lettering Man‰ by trade, began working in commercial art studios as a typographer in the 1930s and continued to do so for most of his professional career, eventually retiring from American Greetings in 1980s where he had worked as a lettering consultant. In his personal life, Lasko enjoyed oil and watercolor painting and created more than fifty original works between 1948 and 1994. In the late ‚90s Lasko received a computer from his grandson Ryan and began doing works on the computer for enjoyment. Since being diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration, Lasko‚s computer has become no longer a toy but an essential tool allowing him to continue to create. Using Microsoft Paint he enlarges sections of his works and paints them pixel by pixel. Having no desire to disguise the nature of his work, Lasko has developed a modern-day pointillist style, creating works ranging from abstract designs to landscapes and still lifes.
At age 98 Lasko exemplifies the creative spirit and the power of art to stimulate the mind and nurture the soul. Please join us in celebrating the life, work, and spirit of Hal Lasko in this inspiring exhibition.
Artist Reception: Thursday, March 13th from 5pm-7pm