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...
For all the distance between them, Tony DeVarco and Mayako Nakamura have uncanny aesthetic affinities. Both revere the cycles and surprises of the natural environment; both attempt, in the same visual plane, to capture fluid forms and the emotions they evoke; both frame the viewer’s experience as a creative act rather than one of static reception. Whether working alone or together, the artists investigate apparent contradictions: the materiality of affect, the evanescence of solid...
Depending on where you stand when you view them, Kevin Muente’s landscapes can be two different paintings. When seen from a distance, they initially appear to be works of almost photographic realism. When you get close to the paintings and notice his finely detailed brush strokes, the formal composition of the work dissolves. Forest trees and undergrowth, flowing water, fields of snow, twilight sky become abstracted lines, forms, and colors. It turns out the paintings actually exist somewhere between these two extremes. The fluctuating qua...