Definition of lace from Merriam- Webster: An openwork usually figured fabric made of thread or yarn and used for trimmings, household coverings and entire garments.
Lace is a product that invokes associations to many different concepts or objects, including Victorian clothing and interior design, labor-intensive toil, pattern, decoration, opulence, history, skill and fine craft. Lace dates back to at least the mid-15th century; it has been revered ever since, by the clergy, the aristocracy and royalty including Queen Victoria, who was married in...
We Need More Color in Our Lives and Less Plastic in Our Oceans!
The Marta Hewett Gallery is excited to announce our partnership with Ocean Sole. Ocean Sole is a Kenyan social enterprise whose mission is to up-cycle the Earth's flip-flop pollution into inspiring art, to promote conservation of our oceans and create employment opportunities in under developed communities. This hippo is handmade in Kenya from hundreds of flip flops that were thrown away, ended up in the ocean and washed up on the beaches. Ocean Sole turns this enormous poll...
Cincinnati Exhibition, July 12th – July 15th, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 12th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Aicon Gallery is proud to announce its first pop-up exhibition in Cincinnati, Delicate Bond of Steel. The exhibition, organized in partnership with Marta Hewett Gallery, opens on July 12th, 2018, and features work from the gallery’s roster of prominent South Asian artists Anila Quayyum Agha, G. R. Iranna, Arunkumar H. G., Gigi Scaria, M. Pravat, Adeela Suleman, Abdullah M. I. Syed and Salman Toor. The exhibition expl...
Kevin Muente’s show “Forgotten Land” is currently up at Marta Hewett Gallery, located in Cincinnati’s Pendleton neighborhood. He uses figures within these landscapes to create a narrative through single or multiple images. Often the images echo classical or referenced figures from orthodox art.
Moving in a different direction from his traditional landscapes, Muente stages photos of friends and family posed with costumes or props in carefully selected locati...
On the surface, Eric Standley’s multi-dimensional laser-cut paper art is startlingly intricate. It is strongly influenced by Christian and Islamic architecture. Eye-catching whether in a gallery or in the basement studio of his home, Eric’s delicate yet robust works invite closer inspection and the urge, which must be firmly stifled, to touch and explore their many layers.
Eric, 49, is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Virginia Tech. His work can be found in private collections, pinned on Pinterest and in one Middle...
Kevin Cole’s “Increase Risk with Emotional Faith,” a mixed media wall sculpture, will be featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. “Since 1992, my work has evolved to include the relationship between color and music, especially music as it relates to the African-American community,” said Cole in an interview with ArtDaily. Also included in the Smithsonian’s collection will be fellow Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou.
Cole’s works are held in over 2,000 public and private collections, including the High Mus...
Havana, Mar 17 ( EFE ) - The "unrestrained optimism" and the apparent happiness that the commercials of the 1950's were selling serve the Cuban artist R10 to document in a very personal way the "thaw" between the island and the US in The Banana Issue a show that the designer will exhibit this month in the northern country.
This will be the first solo exhibition by Jorge Rodríguez Diez (Havana, 1969) in the United States, an opportunity "fortunate" in the middle of the renewed state of bilateral tension and the virtua...
WINNETKA – The exhibition “The Floral Show (not what you expect)” runs through April 7 at ZIA Gallery, bringing together artists of such talents and imagination to celebrate the wonder of our natural world. This exhibition follows “The Elephant in the Room” which centered on elephants in art. Now we look toward spring with uplifting color and invention derived from inspiration of flowering plants in art.
Could it be The Floral Show suggests something so seemingly common...
The aim of “Interwoven/Contemporary Textiles” at the Marta Hewett Gallery is to explore “traditional and alternative textile materials.” Despite the diversity of what’s on view, the exhibition can be divided into artists who use traditional techniques and materials, and others who use alternative materials but still work with basically traditional techniques.
(Above) Orly Genger, Untitled (black), nd, rope and paint, crocheted, 38” x 28” x 1.5”. Courtesy of Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell.
“A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones,” Taft Museum of Art, through February 18, 2018.
December 23rd, 2017 | Published in *, December 2017 | Karen S. Chambers
Jones sees modern quilting as “look(ing) at traditional quilting and then do(ing) its own thing.” 1 For this quilt maker, “its own thing” marries tradition and contemporary abstract art in quilts that are meant to be used and “paintings”—smaller pieced works stretched over wood supports.
Heather Jones, “Something in Your Eyes”, 2017, pieced cotton...
Frank Herrmann, Slayer of Dragons Solo Exhibition, “New Works”, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts
December 23rd, 2017 | Published in *, December 2017 | Cynthia M. Kukla
Buoyant-26, watercolor, 10″ x 7 ½,” 2016
Painter extraordinaire Frank Herrmann means what he says. In a 2016 interview, Herrmann stated: “Never wait for the great idea or wait for the perfect moment when the work has stalled. You have to work through those moments, that may be depressing but just keep working.”1
A Cincinnati Artist Finds Meaning in a 2,000 Year Old Poem Dynamic New Paintings by Kim Krause at Marta Hewett Gallery
November 26th, 2017 | Published in November 2017 | Cynthia M. Kukla
“Nature of Things #7”
“Nothing seems that certain”1 is a great operating procedure for an artist to generate new work. This is what Kim Krause believes and it is clearly manifested in his new solo exhibition at Marta Hewett Gallery titled The Nature of Things. Krause read the original long poem De rerum natura (On the Nature...
In his first solo exhibition at the Weston Art Gallery, Guggenheim Fellowship award winning painter Frank Herrmann (Cincinnati, OH) presents a new series of large-scale acrylic paintings and watercolor works on paper that explores mysterious bulbous forms suspended in primordial landscapes. Herrmann’s evocative paintings suggest an em...
It begins as a gooey lesion on his forehead. He reaches into the wound under his ripped skin, grimaces in agony, and pulls a bullet from his skull. The flesh begins to pulsate, throb, bubble, and turn a sickly gray; his eyes roll up in e
xquisite pain. Claws emerge from his fingertips, and a slimy mouth and nose thrust slowly, so slowly outward from the rest of his face, as sharp canine teeth burst through his gums.
“Anima and Animus/Julia Oldham & Casey Riordan Millard,” Marta Hewett Gallery, through Nov. 11, 2017
October 29th, 2017 | Published in October 2017
You enter a different world when you walk into the Marta Hewett Gallery. The exhibition is “Anima and Animus/Julia Oldham & Casey Riordan Millard.” To navigate it, I needed to understand what anima and animus meant, yet another example of my spotty education. Gallerist Marta Hewett helped me there.