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
Robert Kushner: Paintings 2010-2013 & The Four Seasons, Commissioned in 1990 for Tower Place Cincinnati
424 Findlay Street
Opening Reception Friday, January 10th from 5:00-8:30pm.
Show runs through April 12, 2014.
Jeremy Johnson presents one of his trademark "performances" at Prairie this Saturday evening. Johnson will discuss his work and ideas about naturalism and Alfred Russel Wallace in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of Wallace's death. Participants will observe and interact with animal specimens at various stages of processing. Demonstrations including insect mounting, taxidermy, and skeletal articulation will be provided as a way to reconsider the philosophy and science of nature.
Prairie is located at 4035 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Performance starts at 7pm on Saturday Nov 9th
From Kate Kern's studio, #2 Brazee Barn, during this Friday's Open Studio evening from 6-9 pm.
Celebrating 10+ year anniversary of the publication of my artists' book:
"Clean House Clean Mind"http://www.katekern.com/cleanhouse.html
also...the opening reception for Multiplicity - this Friday Nov. 8th from 6-9pm
Brazee Street Studios is located at 4426 Brazee St (Oakley) Cincinnati, 45209
A showcase of Advanced Ceramics work, and a glimpse into what happens at night in the studio.
Show opens on Monday October 28th from 5-7pm
Exhibition runs through Friday Nov. 1st.
Located at 2624 Clifton Ave, in DAAP, 5th floor.
Jeremy Johnson returns to Prairie for his second show, this time collaborating with Aaron Kent, to fill the gallery space with taxidermy, mixed media and installation. Works in the show all bear some relation to traditional practices of natural history in which plants and animals were collected, dissected and presented in various displays for educational purposes. Included in this show is a mating display of Great Malaysian Argus Pheasants as well as a work station installed atop an early 1900's roll top desk showcasing pieces in process to provide the viewer a better understanding of traditional practices used during the Victorian age.
Aaron Kent presents works of a more contemporary nature featuring sculpture casts from bone forms. His work will also include a range of molds and process work on modern work surfaces as a counterpoint to Johnson's highly finished work. Kent's work explores the natural cycle of deterioration and regeneration of new life.
Opening Reception on Saturday October 12th from 7-9pm.
4035 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223