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Critics Pick – Yasue Sakaoka at UD

Yasue Sakaoka at UD By Jud Yalkut Yasue Sakaoka is a Japanese artist resident in Columbus who has received the 2007 Ohio Heritage Fellowship for Material Culture and most recently the 2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. Her pioneering work on the fabrication of giant Origami paper sculpture has enriched the crossover of cultures with installations in […]

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Back to nature

Show at Gallery Saint John by Brother Lemker gives “Pause to Ponder” By Jud Yalkut With the grounds of Bergamo-Mount Saint John in Dayton providing so much natural beauty with its rolling hills and woods, it is a natural fulcrum from which its Brother artist members radiate out into the larger world. John Lemker, S.M. […]

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The naked truth about nudes

The reality behind ‘full-bodied’ art By Jud Yalkut One of the greatest paradoxes of contemporary art is the recurrent battle over the exhibition of nudity, especially in public spaces. It is accepted that the old masters and their kin used nude models in their depictions and allegories of ancient battles and revelries, images available universally […]

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Save the stained glass window at Fairview HS

Save the stained glass window at Fairview HS By Jud Yalkut Two extraordinary stained glass windows were installed in Dayton’s Fairview High School in 1938 and 1945. These windows were created by Dayton artists Robert and Gertrude Metcalf who are internationally recognized for their body of work, using rare 12th century techniques which are extremely […]

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The Madonna Between Hope & Havoc

Visuals By Jud Yalkut M.B. Hopkins is a graduate cum Laude of Wright State University in painting and drawing who has worked as a designer and illustrator at the Dayton Daily News since 1984. In 1983, she attended on scholarship the Yale University School of Music and Art, and is a past member of Dayton […]

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Triple Flair

Sculpture And Paintings At Cincinnati’s Weston Gallery By Jud Yalkut The multilevel spaces of the Weston Gallery in Cincinnati provide more than average capability for exploring in depth the work of artists showing there. This 16th season includes eight solo exhibitions of new and recent work in extended runs such as the current triple billing […]

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Inspired Work

PETER GOOCH CAPTIVATES WITH ‘PROJECT ETHIOPE’ AT UD ARTSTREET By Jud Yalkut Peter Gooch is a unique painter who has for 25 years distilled his recollections of travel in such varied places as Siena, Italy, Cambodia, Malta, coastal Maine, and the Georgian Bay of Canada into striking and colorful abstractions. An associate professor at the […]

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The House In My Head

By Jud Yalkut “The House in My Head” is a group exhibition running through Sunday, August 29 at the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati that explores perceptions of the house as a fantasy architectural form. Artists included are: Keith Benjamin (associate professor of art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati) who reconstructs consumer packing; Tracy […]

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Illustrating Peace

Frank Swift’s Planet Gazimbo In Galaxy Zamz’ By Jud Yalkut The Planet Gazimbo in Galaxy Zamz is an earth-like planet with water, mountains, plants, animals, fruit and flowers, peopled by Garbles, Gazoopers, Gams and the egoistic ruling Gumblies. The delightful illustrated story of this planet reveals how it escaped from the brink of war and […]

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Dual Distinctions

Recomposed Objects And Layered Narrative At Rosewood Gallery By Jud Yalkut Two concurrent exhibitions at the Rosewood Gallery running through Friday, September 3 share the distinctions of transcending conventional formats and methodologies. Sculptural accretions by Jeff Bell of Durham, North Carolina fuse pre-found and readymade objects into new indefinable configurations. Sharon Harper of Springfield, Missouri […]

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Visuals

Elementary 1972 Color Of Energy By Jud Yalkut The Color of Energy Gallery at 16 Brown Street in the historic Oregon District is hosting an exhibition of works by artist Lesley Walton. A portrait artist, Walton uses both details and seeming effortless techniques to capture the moment and beauty of whatever she is drawing. There […]

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The Mid-Century American Art That Changed History

Dayton Art Institute Presents ‘Modern Masters’ By Jud Yalkut In the years after World War II, the contemporary art world was ruled by Europe and most particularly by France, to which many American artists were attracted for work and study. Within just a few years and the return of these artists to their homeland, it […]

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Visuals

BLUE SKY PROJECT FINALE . . . . . . . . . . Since its 2004 inception in Chicago, the Blue Sky Project has invited professional artists to work with area teens to create new contemporary art works. As an eight-week residency program in cooperation with the University of Dayton, the Dayton Blue Sky […]

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Mark Bradford Exhibition at Wexner Center

MARK BRADFORD EXHIBITION AT WEXNER CENTER The first museum survey, organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, of the breakthrough work by South Central Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford has been extended to run at the Wexner through Sunday, October 10. A 2009 MacArthur Foundation award recipient, Bradford (b. 1961) produces large-scale […]

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Parallel Visions

Visceral Gallery Showcases Fine works of art By: Susan Scherette, Don Williams, and Matthew Burgy.

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Francophonic Illumination

‘Canvases From The French Countryside’ At Visceral Gallery Through Thursday, June 17, the Visceral Gallery in Centerville has been transformed into a microcosm of Provence in France with the work of Richard Mantia. Radiating out from a central tableau of columns, vases and sunflowers, 30 recent acrylic paintings, some accompanied by pen and ink sketches, […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]