Monthly Archives: October 2016

FotoFocus 2016 @ Soapbox Cincinnati

A daunting 60 FotoFocus exhibitions and over 100 events tempted Cincinnati’s arts crowd at the photography and lens-based 2016 art biennial, “The Undocument,” which opened Oct. 1 and runs through January. There’s much to savor. Queen City flaneurs might stroll an exhibition that brings to light the surrealism of daily life, regional history or international […]

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“The N-Word” from Rotland Press @ Hyperallergic

A great deal of art leverages mystique by processing experience through varying layers of abstraction. The N-Word, a new collection of paintings by the artist Peter Williams — published by Rotland Press and with contributions by writers Lynn Crawford and Bill Harris — does the opposite: it lays out a response to systemic violence against people of color by […]

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Osman Khan at Public Pool @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — Like many an immigrant’s tale, Osman Khan’s ambitious installation work, On Which Side, The Barbarians?, begins with a journey. The myriad media pieces traveled from the artist’s studio to the gallery in a converted box truck, a 2011 project of Khan’s titled “Going my way,” where the blank white truck was adorned with a […]

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September Breakdown @ Infinite Mile

I was supposed to write this essay on “The Art of the Art Show.” I pitched it with an idea in mind, but I forgot one important thing: it’s September. And September, in case you don’t spend time in the art world, is the official kick-off to the art season, and therefore a never-ending clown […]

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Mark your calendars for Girlfriend Material!!

Announcing the official dates for Girlfriend Material – my first solo show of new work, which will open at Public Pool in Hamtramck on Saturday, November 12 (opening reception from 7:00-11:00 that night), and be on view every Saturday from 1:00-6:00, through December 17. It will be a fun-filled romp through some arcane and yet […]

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Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival

I am charmed and amused to note that I have somehow become the literal poster child for the 6th Annual Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival.     That amazing tableau of horses is my contribution to the ongoing tradition of asking local artists to make custom posters promoting the festival–which, if you’ve never attended, is a […]

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