Creative Gallery, Marcia Hafif + other periphery

sylvain chomet, maple blondie ice cream, mimi imfurst, david rakoff, michael hunter, givenchy couture, dan savage, noomi rapace, sazerac, mrs. donaghy, yes, foie gras, helena bonham carter, violets....

This week I wrote a small piece about Over-the-Rhine's Creative Gallery, which opened its final exhibition last night during the Final Friday art walk. Read a little bit of my ruminations on this art world transition here.

Meghan and Dan Robson, who ran Creative Gallery for the last 3.5 years

Meanwhile, we have just closed our January 2011 exhibition at U.turn Art Space--a solo project with Joey Versoza--and we're getting prepared for Marcia Hafif's solo exhibition in February, which opens a week from today. More info about both shows here.


My review of Country Club's current exhibition + Seda-Reeder's article about me.

This week, CityBeat ran my review of Another Mis-en-scene, an exhibition at Country Club curated by local collector Michael Lowe.

Also this week, I was honored to have Maria Seda-Reeder write an article about me for Aeqai, an online journal I wrote for steadily in 2009 and the first part of 2010. Read her notes on my different practices as an artist, writer and curator here.

This weekend, I am getting more heavily involved in mapping out an upcoming cookbook that U.turn Art Space is releasing as a fundraiser effort. We are trying to gather all of the recipes we have used for our opening receptions since the start of the gallery-- that includes Eric's fantastic spiked punches!

I am also bundling up our press release for the February exhibition. More on that soon!


My 2010 round up for CityBeat and a mini review about Aisle

well, 2010 saw itself out over the weekend. i was on a fire escape in the west end with champagne, Eric, and several good friends. Just before we called that year quits, I wrote about some of my favorite experiences in the galleries in Cincinnati in 2010. It accompanied a review Steve Rosen wrote about the museums in the city. Read it here.

It's a weird thing for me to cover this tier of the art world in Cincinnati. I try to be very conscious of the ethics of how to discuss what I've experienced while avoiding direct commentary on projects I've been involved in. I think in an ideal world, there would be more writers in the city committed to writing about these artists, galleries and shows, and also more space in publications like Citybeat and the Enquirer that could support a larger art conversation. I've written this piece in total humility, and from my own very subjective place in the arts. I was pleased to look back and see how much gruond I covered in a year, and found memorable exhibitions in downtown, OTR, the West End, Northside and Northern Kentucky.

a new little mini write up of Aaron Cowan and Chris Vorhees at Aisle Gallery.

I am currently working on a review of the current exhibition at Country Club in Oakley and on a handful of different fundraising efforts for U.turn Art Space.

I hope everyone has a healthy, joy filled 2011.