1107 harrison avenue, in the humble hamlet of brighton.
Did exhibitions like Peter Voshefski at Aisle Gallery or the run of abstracted nature interpretations at Carl Solway Gallery over the past six months or so prime me to see these floating seedlings, emerging moths, winding wisteria as artful experiences? I will be writing at greater length about Judy Pfaff's new exhibition at Solway for City Beat later in the summer, but I will say that apart from the sheer excitement with which I replied to her excess, I was deeply affected by the art's ability to "discuss" nature while fully maintaining the anxieties (claustrophobias?) (horror vacui?) of a city dweller, one who sees nature in postcards and ideas, one who can appreciate nature as a conceptual product more than a boundless expanse outside of urban centers. I credit Robert Irwin and the discussion with Lawrence Weschler about his contribution to a Venice Biennale (a demarked square of grass on the lawn in front of the American Pavilion) to have blurred/erased the lines that have claimed to protect visual art appreciation from the rest of our perceptual experiences. The fluffy seeds are like Voshefski's paintings on blocks- pollen and pods and organic plumes are really out there. Before Pfaff's exhibition, we were presented with fairly recent paintings by Joan Snyder, and an artist's talk that I discussed in this entry. The paintings themselves contained plant matter not dissimilar from what rises up off the sidewalks before me, glazing my view of the city in front of me with bespeckled whites and tans.
-so look around you.
-by all means, get pumped in anticipation of the new CAC exhibitions opening.
-get yourself to the West End and see the new exhibitions at Solway and Aisle.
-officially, this is the last day for "No Gallery Left Behind," an interesting enough show at Reed Gallery in DAAP that is chock full with enough clever solutions to how to make art in budget-crisis times to offer something appealing to just about everyone.
-you need to be listening to the newest Animal Collective CD. Probably their best yet?
-TONIGHT Eat Sugar is having a CD release party at Northside Tavern. I'd love to meet up with you there. Circa midnight.
-If you haven't had a chance yet to stop by the humble hamlet of Brighton to see She Keeps It In Play / They Don't Know What To Call It at semantics gallery, you are welcome to stop in tomorrow. I will be manning the gallery hours from 12-4 tomorrow afternoon.
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A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Mobilize. Inspire. Create.
CS13 is a new performing arts space located at Sycamore and 13th streets in Over-the-Rhine. Broadly, our goal is to pull a creative community together, to create a forum for thoughts to interact, and to encourage a positive and active lifestyle.
To this end, we want you to contribute to a publication we are printing, to be released at our June 13th opening. This issue is themed around our first art show which explores and celebrates Cincinnati, offering different perspectives of a familiar place. Here are examples of the kinds of things we are looking for:
- Photocopiable art
- Descriptions of locations in Cincinnati meaningful to you
- Instructions for DIY creative projects
Submissions are due by June 1st 2009 to contemporaryspace13 at gmail.com or:
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO EXHIBITION
"Greetings From Cincinnati: Wish You Were Here"
Cincinnati postcards appear to be limited to images of the
metropolis’s two skylines—chili and the meeting of city and sky. Let
us take a moment and celebrate what makes Cincinnati, Cincinnati.
Show us the vision of this city that you wish to have sent out into
the rest of the world.
Create the postcard you would like to see available around the
This is an open call gallery show at CS13, a contemporary art space
opening on the corner of Sycamore and 13th, "Greetings From
Cincinnati" will showcase postcards made by artists and non artists
alike. The show will open Saturday, June 13th.
Submit your 4x6 inch postcard, made on/with mailable materials,
through the mail or drop it off in the mail slot at 1219 Sycamore.
All works must be received by Monday June 1st.
Please consider submitting up to three artworks.
All original postcards will be sold for 25 dollars a piece and all
sales go to benefit CS13, a non profit gallery and performance space.
A selection of postcards will be reproduced with the intention of
having local businesses in Over-the-Rhine and around Cincinnati sell
these reproductions. By submitting work you are agreeing to let CS13 reproduce your
postcard art. No postcards will be returned, unless special arrangements are made
with and agreed upon by CS13.
Thank you so much for your interest and support and we sincerely hope
that you will consider participating in the show!
If you know anyone who you think may be interested in participating,
please forward this along! Forward any questions to
contemporaryspace13 at gmail.com
All the best,
contemporaryspace13 at gmail.com
1219 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
a photograph my dad took of one of my sculptures languishing in his yard.
look for me all over town except here as the weather is as nice as it is.
i have a few updates in store, but until then, let's meet up at one of the dozens of art things happening.