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    Work by Alivia Zivich at the Cave, Detroit

    Alivia Zivich: Fat Hacker

    by Rose Bouthillier on Dec 21, 2014

    a super fragile callous mystic hexed by halitosis. So reads a “punch line” that arcs across the surface of Alivia Zivich’s piece Natural Flavor with Other Natural Flavor. The text … Continue reading

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    Concrete Ideas and Paper Architecture: Artists Looking for Buildings in the Big City

    by Catherine Walworth on Dec 13, 2014

    This is a love story about two women looking for the right match. For months, Pittsburgh artists Joey Behrens and Haylee Ebersole have been on the hunt for a commercial … Continue reading

    Ceramic sculpture of skull by Kirk Mangus

    Kirk Mangus / Things Love

    by Douglas Max Utter on Dec 13, 2014

    Any gallery full of objects made by the late Ohio ceramicist Kirk Mangus is likely to be a sort of rodeo, a roundup of beautifully rambunctious, animistic ceramic explorations that … Continue reading

    Jacob Lawrence

    Looks Good on Paper / Looks Good in Person

    by Jonathan Rinck on Dec 8, 2014

    The Toledo Art Museum’s works on paper galleries currently seem to act as a who’s who in art history; it’s like catnip for art lovers. Visitors encounter Rembrandt, Dürer, Delacroix, … Continue reading

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    From Detroit to Harlem: The Butcher’s Daughter

    Ron Scott

    12.13.14

    When you’re just out of Georgetown University with a graduate degree in art history and the financial world has imploded, what do you do? Monica Bowman opened a gallery, The Butcher’s Daughter, in a suburb of Detroit and started selling … Continue reading

    Cildo Meirreles

    A New Look at Everyday Currency

    Brian Miller

    12.8.14

    In a way, money might be an odd topic for an art exhibition. Coins and bills are such an everyday part of our lives that we rarely contemplate them. American currency is rather plain and rarely changes, so why would … Continue reading

    Performance by artist José Carlos Teixeira

    Unruly Engagements Conference at the Cleveland Institute of Art

    Kate Sopko

    11.2.14

    For decades, social practice art has been solidifying its relevance within almost every medium of contemporary artistic practice. A term curator Maria Lind deems “kaleidoscopic” in range, social practice refers to any art work that positions itself somehow within a … Continue reading

    Installation shot by photographer Joe Levack of Trenton Doyle Hancock exhibit at the Akron Art Museum

    Trenton Doyle Hancock @ the Akron Art Museum

    Karl Anderson

    9.23.14

    When the glass doors of the Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries open, visitors are immediately enveloped in color—surrounded by yellow and pink walls. The stark contrast of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s black and white drawings against these saccharine, bubble gum-colored backdrops … Continue reading

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