• Aging Beyond Modernism

    • 29 January 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Aging Beyond Modernism ​is a solo exhibition by local artist Kim Rae Taylor, of portraits documenting many of the women who were an integral part of the art and literary avant-garde in Europe and the U.S. during the early decades of the twentieth century. Through the lens of gender and aging, Taylor looks at the longevity of many of these women, capturing them as they looked as the elderly women they became.

    While the numerous “-isms” of twentieth-century Modernism are primarily identified with men, women were a vital, often overlooked force as artists, writers, performers, and art collectors. Often when their lives are examined, it’s specifically within the framework of Modernism, overlooking the work created in the latter part of their lives. The ongoing project serves as a visual extension of Taylor’s research of women artists in the modernist era, their creative development as they grew older, and their personal attitudes about aging itself. To date there are 40 portraits in the series and the project’s main purpose is educational. Paintings will be presented along with biographical information about each woman.

    Closing Reception and Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, August 20 from 6-8pm. Talk begins at 6:30. Free, open to the public, light refreshments.

    Gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-5pm.

    Kim Rae Taylor is a visual artist and educator. She serves as Associate Professor of Fine Art for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She received her MFA from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, and her BFA from The College of Fine Arts of the University of Texas at Austin. Additional studies include the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, and the Metáfora Center for Art Therapy Studies in Barcelona, Spain. She spent more than two decades working as a graphic artist, including work in cartoon animation. She has been an artist in residence at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Red Gate in Beijing, and Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland. She was the 2021—2022 artist in residence for 2D media at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Taylor works with a variety of themes that draw from nature, language, and gender.

    For information: www.womenofmodernism.weebly.com
    Artist’s bio: http://www.kimraetaylor.net/about/

    Image credit: Portraits of Elizabeth Catlett, Lotte Jacobi, and Pan Yuliang, by Kim Rae Taylor, acrylic paint

    This exhibition is in partnership with ArtsWave’s POWER OF HER Initiative.

  • Coronavirus Wearable Art Response Project

    • 28 January 2022
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center is excited to present an exhibition of photographs by Cincinnati photographer Tina Gutierrez titled Covid-19, Coronavirus Wearable Art Response Project, running from May 7 to July 2, 2022.

    Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 7 from 5-8pm. Free, open to the public, free refreshments. 

    This exhibition will be the first time that images of all of the participants will be on view. Selected from over 120 portraits taken over the last two years, Tina Gutierrez has amassed a visual collection of our local community during this historic moment of navigating a pandemic that affects us all. Tina met each participant mainly in parks and wooded areas around the city, photographing them in the elements as a way to measure time visually as the seasons changed.

    Participants were asked to respond with clothing, costume, or other wearable art to express how they felt about the coronavirus, quarantine, and social distancing. The garments are mostly comprised of pieces sourced from the participants’ homes during lockdown, since most stores were closed. Many displayed personal empowerment, and in many cases, gathered strength through objects, and adornments. For others, objects and garments of beauty helped them feel reconnected to the world.

    A selection of the participants’ original garments and objects will also be on display, alongside the photographs.

    “For many, Covid-19 led to isolation and loneliness. For me, this work is about embracing rather than resisting sadness, loss, and discomfort using the creative process. Wearable art allows these emotions to be expressed in a non-verbal, yet extremely powerful visual language. This time of Covid-19 challenges us all, and the act of creating art as a response can be a healing act,” remarked Tina Gutierrez.

    Thank you to our Exhibition Sponsors:

    FotoFocus Cincinnati 

    The Clyde N. Day Foundation

    Image credit: “Revealing the Monster” costume by Calcagno Cullen, photograph by Tina Gutierrez

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