Opening: Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm.
New Visions will be exhibited at Passages Gallery, 1731 Goodman Avenue, North College Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio 45329, from October 1 through November 1. This exhibition suggests not only achievements but possibilities, and is planned to coincide with FotoFocus collaborative events in nearly seventy museums and galleries throughout the Cincinnati region in October 2012.
How artists use photography to break new ground is the theme of this exhibition. Artists are responding to new technologies with innovative treatments that mix media and defy traditional definitions about what constitutes a photograph. The selected artists explore the possibilities of the medium experimenting with the traditional lens and using digital imagery and printing. New Visions explores a range of what is currently being achieved by established artists with teaching and extensive exhibition credentials and emerging artists at the beginning of their visual art careers. All are based in the Cincinnati region but their art is inspired by experiences throughout the world.
Ten artists have been invited to show their explorations and new visions in recent work. Viewers will see great variety in subject matter, scale, texture, design, color and light. Tracy Chappelow captures abstract forms in nature. Diana Duncan Holmes shows large, colorful abstractions on aluminum, painterly in feeling and far from traditional photographic expectations. Achieving a velvety texture in her arrangements, Nancy Koehler looks at the camera itself as object and subject and uses canvas as the backing for her digital images. Michael McHenry and Heather Onutz use high dynamic range (HDR) technique for their imagery of trains and landscapes. Joel Quimby is inspired by his extensive world travels to show a triptych of his Malagasy women. Jared Southard’s work captures startling beauty in unique perspectives on human production and industrial forms. Sybilka Storie looks to self-portraiture through filters, defining filters in several ways. Jon Yamashiro explores the creative inner fantasy vision of children in his Child’s Play images breaking boundaries between imagination and reality. My own work explores the relation between human offerings and nature’s violent and overwhelming majesty. Inspired by the fascinating range possible in current digital imagery, I would like viewers to share the joy of seeing these new visions.
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Edna C. Southard, guest curator
Passages Gallery’s First Annual Arts and Crafts Fair sponsored by Humbert’s Meats and the North College Hill Bakery.
Passages gallery will hold its first annual arts and crafts fair on Saturday, June 16th, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
In addition to an array on splendid arts and crafts, there will be great food, face-painting, chair massages, and homemade cookies. Please join us for indoor/outdoor creativity, food, and fun.
Address: 1731 Goodman Ave, North College Hill, OH45239
1731 Goodman Ave, North College Hill, OH, 45239
Passages gallery will be exhibiting a group of young painters that are currently studying art at Northern Kentucky University.
Perhaps the most daunting task of the young artist is to develop a voice by experimenting with a variety of media and conceptual possibilities. By collecting their work and bringing it to Passages, these young artists are presenting us a view of where each one of them is beginning to carve out his or her individual visual vocabulary.
It is my sincerest pleasure to be able to bring a collection of their emerging voices outside of the shelter of their studios and into the gaze of the public. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, February 4th, from 6:00 to 8:30pm at Passages Gallery at Goodman.
Throughout history, artists have helped us view nature through an expansive variety of looking glasses. Often they have presented us with the heroic, picturesque landscape; the spiritual relationship between human existence and the hunt; or even work created in and with nature itself.
Whether spiritual, personal, heroic, or on a macro level, Passages Gallery will be having an exhibition featuring work that relates to nature by four different artists. Please join us for our October exhibition with works by: Radha Chandrashekaran, Heidi Endres, Brigid O’Kane, and Brandon Smith.
Passages Gallery is a fine art gallery that spotlights local and regional artists on three levels: professional, collegiate, and scholastic. Passages also provides educational programs and public work for local adults and youth. Passages’ entry fees reflect our wishes to make these opportunities affordable for emerging young artists. Passages is located in a former elementary school, is very spacious, and is very unique.
Executive Director: Matt Miller-Novak
Board: Angela Mulcahy, Lisa Jameson, Jason Foley, and Jamie Miller-Novak