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The FotoFocus Biennial 2016, themed Photography, the Undocument, features over 60 exhibitions at Participating Venues and eight exhibitions curated by FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore. These eight exhibitions bear diverse and nuanced, yet interconnected, relationships to the theme, which seeks to break apart assumptions about photography’s documentary character by emphasizing the medium’s natural tendency to distort, edit, and reshape the visible world.

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Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor
October 7, 2016 - March 12, 2017

Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States, draws from disparate bodies of work made over the past fifteen years. Shifting fluidly and unapologetically between the realms of commercial, fine art, and personal photography, Ethridge’s work playfully exploits the ambiguous boundaries separating these distinct photographic modes.

Roe Ethridge, Me and Auggie, 2015. Dye sublimation print on aluminum, 45 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Contemporary Arts Center

Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor

Zanele Muholi: Personae
October 1, 2016 - January 23, 2017

Zanele Muholi: Personae explores identity in two distinct bodies of work: Faces and Phases (2006–ongoing), a series of portraits of South African women who identify as lesbian, and Somnyama Ngonyama, a series of self-portraits Muholi began in 2015.

Zanele Muholi, Bester II, Paris, 2014. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Zanele Muholi: Personae

Jackie Nickerson: August
October 1, 2016 - January 23, 2017

Jackie Nickerson: August features portraits made in southern Africa over the past decade, drawn from two bodies of published work: Farm (2002) and Terrain (2013). Both series explore individual identity and farm laborers’ relationship to their environment.

Jackie Nickerson, Ruth, 2012. Digital c-print, dimensions variable. © Jackie Nickerson. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Jackie Nickerson: August

After Industry
September 23, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Drawn from the collection of New York collector and Ohio native Gregory Gooding, After Industry features twentieth century photographs by American and German artists, exploring industry and its impact on landscape from a post-industrial perspective.

Lewis Baltz, Commercial Building, Pasadena, 1973. © Successors of Lewis Baltz. Used by permission. Courtesy of Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery

After Industry

Robin Rhode: Three Films
October 1, 2016 - January 23, 2017

Robin Rhode: Three Films features three short films that combine social activism and poetry: Rocks (2011), A Day in May (2013), and The Moon is Asleep (2016).

Robin Rhode, The Moon is Asleep, 2016. Super 8mm film transferred to digital HD, duration: 1 minute, 50 seconds, edition of 5. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Robin Rhode: Three Films

New Slideshow
October 6, 2016 - October 9, 2016

New Slideshow is a film exhibition featuring various artists who explore the still photograph as a basic component in longer, often narrative, film. Featured artists include Nan Goldin, William E. Jones, Sophia Peer, Robin Rhode, and John Stezaker.

William E. Jones, Punctured, 2010. Sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 4 min., 56 sec., loop. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Contemporary Arts Center

New Slideshow

Shifting Coordinates
September 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Co-curated by Kevin Moore and Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels, Shifting Coordinates presents work that blurs the boundaries between race, gender, age, location, and time in photographic representations of identity and the environment. Artists include Slater Bradley, Elmgreen & Dragset, Pierre Gonnord, and Mickalene Thomas.

Katrín Elvardóttir, Vanished Summer 14, 2013. Archival inkjet print, 20³⁄₁₆ x 30⅝ x 34 inches. Courtesy of 21c Museum Hotel

21c Museum Hotel

Shifting Coordinates

Marlo Pascual: Three Works
September 23, 2016 - November 27, 2016

After Industry is accompanied by an installation in the street-level gallery by Marlo Pascual, an American artist living and working in New York. A native of Nashville, TN, Pascual creates enigmatic still-lifes featuring found photographs in relation to common objects.

Marlo Pascual, Untitled, 2013. Digital c-print, conch shell, pedestal, Installed dimensions: 40½ x 16 x 12 inches. Photo by Jean Vong. Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery

Marlo Pascual: Three Works

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The FotoFocus Biennial features over 60 exhibitions at museums, galleries, academic institutions, and community organizations and over 100 events at Participating Venues. The Biennial brings together the community to celebrate October as the Month of Photography.

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Sheida Soleimani: Medium of Exchange
September 29, 2016 - October 23, 2016

This exhibition of new work by Soleimani presents large-scale photographs that exist in the realm of both documentary artifact and tableau photography. Medium of Exchange explores the West’s relationship with Middle Eastern trade and economy while discussing humanitarian issues that are often overlooked as a result of Western political interests.

Sheida Soleimani, B-Team (Iran Deal), 2015. Photography. Courtesy of the artist
1305 Gallery
Sheida Soleimani: Medium of Exchange
Shifting Coordinates
September 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Co-curated by Kevin Moore and Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels, Shifting Coordinates presents work that blurs the boundaries between race, gender, age, location, and time in photographic representations of identity and the environment. Artists include Slater Bradley, Elmgreen & Dragset, Pierre Gonnord, and Mickalene Thomas.

Katrín Elvardóttir, Vanished Summer 14, 2013. Archival inkjet print, 20³⁄₁₆ x 30⅝ x 34 inches. Courtesy of 21c Museum Hotel
21c Museum Hotel
Shifting Coordinates
After Industry
September 23, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Drawn from the collection of New York collector and Ohio native Gregory Gooding, After Industry features twentieth century photographs by American and German artists, exploring industry and its impact on landscape from a post-industrial perspective.

Lewis Baltz, Commercial Building, Pasadena, 1973. © Successors of Lewis Baltz. Used by permission. Courtesy of Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica
Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery
After Industry
Marlo Pascual: Three Works
September 23, 2016 - November 27, 2016

After Industry is accompanied by an installation in the street-level gallery by Marlo Pascual, an American artist living and working in New York. A native of Nashville, TN, Pascual creates enigmatic still-lifes featuring found photographs in relation to common objects.

Marlo Pascual, Untitled, 2013. Digital c-print, conch shell, pedestal, Installed dimensions: 40½ x 16 x 12 inches. Photo by Jean Vong. Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York
Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery
Marlo Pascual: Three Works
IMAGE | The Public Face
September 8, 2016 - November 10, 2016

Guest curated by Jeffrey Fraenkel, IMAGE | The Public Face presents a thought-provoking arc of photographic portraiture spanning the meticulously composed and crafted portraits of the early twentieth century to the ubiquitous media-saturated selfies of the twenty-first century.

Kayleigh Harris, Selfie, 2015. Archival pigment print within pressed wax paper, 12.5 x 12.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Antioch College: Herndon Gallery
IMAGE | The Public Face
Peter Happel Christian: Sword of the Sun
September 30, 2016 - November 4, 2016

Peter Happel Christian: Sword of the Sun includes works made at the intersection of photography, sculpture, and performance. Happel Christian examines photography as a fluid method of description or invention, and situates his work as a comprehensive studio of the natural landscape, a complicated place of human experience and contemplation.

Peter Happel Christian, Double Prop I, 2013. Archival pigment print, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Art Academy of Cincinnati: Convergys Gallery
Peter Happel Christian: Sword of the Sun
Evidence with Lockdown Archive and Shelter in Plates
September 30, 2016 - November 4, 2016

Evidence is an exhibition of reproductions from the original 1977 show by Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan. As a complement to Evidence, a small installation of Mike Mandel’s recent work, made in collaboration with his wife Chantal Zakari and titled Lockdown Archive and Shelter in Plates, is also on view.

Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan, Untitled, Evidence, 1977. Courtesy ©Mike Mandel, ©Estate of Larry Sultan
Art Academy of Cincinnati: Pearlman Gallery
Evidence with Lockdown Archive and Shelter in Plates
PhotoSpeak
September 23, 2016 - November 11, 2016

This group exhibition includes work by photographers of varying ages and skill levels working in the documentary style, exploring what they “see,” and discovering their voices using the camera.

Jymi Bolden, Anamorphosis #450, 2013. Photography, 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Not On 4th St Gallerie Photo
Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery
PhotoSpeak
SHINE
October 5, 2016 - October 12, 2016

In collaboration with the Cincinnati Public Library, ArtWorks presents SHINE, a video installation by artist C. Jacqueline Wood. SHINE is a crowd-sourced, media-based projection project aimed to capture a common subject, the sun, from multiple perspectives.

C. Jacqueline Wood, SHINE (Sketch no.15), January, 2016. Digital Photography, Variable. Courtesy of the artist
ArtWorks© at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Main Branch
SHINE
Foto Founders
October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016

Foto Founders is an invitational exhibition recognizing five influential photographers and educators who have helped to develop the well-respected and thriving photography departments within the Greater Cincinnati region’s academic institutions.

Cal Kowal, Cincinnati, Ohio 1973, 1973. Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Behringer-Crawford Museum
Foto Founders
SURFACE by Søren Solkær
September 30, 2016 - November 11, 2016

SURFACE, an exhibition and book project by Søren Solkær, is the definitive portrait anthology documenting the world’s most significant street artists and pioneering icons of the urban contemporary scene.

Søren Solkær, Dabs Myla (Australia), Los Angeles, 2013. C-print, 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist
BLDG
SURFACE by Søren Solkær
Affixed
October 14, 2016 - November 3, 2016

Photographer Gina Weathersby explores her Greek heritage through the medium of photography and the art of glass in this collaborative exhibition with Brazee Street Studios.

Gina Weathersby, Laundry Series 1, 2015. Photograph. Courtesy of the artist
Brazee Street Studios: C-LINK Gallery
Affixed
ALAN RATH: New Sculpture
September 9, 2016 - December 23, 2016

Rath’s kinetic sculptures poetically integrate the human element with the advancement of technology. This work incorporates computer-animated still images of human features displayed on LCD screens and mounted on sculptural armatures.

Alan Rath, Eyeris VIII, 2016. Sculpture: Birch plywood, acrylic, polyethylene, aluminum, custom electronics, LCDs, 87 x 60 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Carl Solway Gallery
Carl Solway Gallery
ALAN RATH: New Sculpture
DUANE MICHALS: Sequences, Tintypes and Talking Pictures
September 9, 2016 - December 23, 2016

Michals uses long exposures and narrative sequencing to address metaphysical issues, such as memory, mortality, love and loss. He combines painting and photography with nineteenth-century portraiture and twentieth-century modernist references.

Duane Michals, The Journey of the Spirit After Death (detail), 1971. Gelatin silver print. © Duane Michals. Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York
Carl Solway Gallery
DUANE MICHALS: Sequences, Tintypes and Talking Pictures
Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954–1974
October 8, 2016 - January 1, 2017

A groundbreaking study of the extraordinary photographers in the Lexington Camera Club and the writers, printmakers, and publishers who, with them, formed a flourishing modernist community in Kentucky.

Robert C. May, Untitled [Fence, lanterns, and figures], 1968. Gelatin silver print, 6¹⁄₁₆ x 6 inches. Courtesy of The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington
Cincinnati Art Museum
Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954–1974
The Poetry of Felix J. Koch and Photographing the Poem
October 14, 2016 - November 12, 2016

The Poetry of Felix Koch is a collaborative creative writing project between Word Play, Chase Public, and the Cincinnati Museum Center based on the photography of Felix J. Koch.

Felix J. Koch, Children with Toys, Walnut Hills, January 2, 1921. Gelatin silver print, 4 x 5 inches. Courtesy of Cincinnati Museum Center History Library and Archives
Cincinnati Museum Center with Word Play and Chase Public at Hoffner Lodge Gallery
The Poetry of Felix J. Koch and Photographing the Poem
DATA
September 30, 2016 - November 12, 2016

DATA is an exhibition of work by Franz Jantzen, a Washington, D.C.-based photographer and the Collections Manager for Graphic Arts in the Curator’s Office at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Franz Jantzen, Wotan, King of the Gods (variation no. 16), 2016. Archival digital print, 37 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Clay Street Press
DATA
Temporal Existence
September 16, 2016 - October 28, 2016

Temporal Existence features the work of four artists whose common theme is the exploration of images that stretch time, collapse time, or otherwise play with our perceptions of what is “real.”

Bill Howes, Untitled, 2015. Digital Color Print, Water Color Paper, 15 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Temporal Existence
The Sun Placed in the Abyss
October 7, 2016 - January 8, 2017

This exhibition brings together the work of more than fifty artists who, since 1970, have used the sun as subject to explore the historical, social, and technological conditions of photography.

Lisa Oppenheim, The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else (detail), 2006. Slide projection of 15 35mm slides, continuous loop, Variable. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Columbus Museum of Art
The Sun Placed in the Abyss
New Slideshow
October 6, 2016 - October 9, 2016

New Slideshow is a film exhibition featuring various artists who explore the still photograph as a basic component in longer, often narrative, film. Featured artists include Nan Goldin, William E. Jones, Sophia Peer, Robin Rhode, and John Stezaker.

William E. Jones, Punctured, 2010. Sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 4 min., 56 sec., loop. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Contemporary Arts Center
New Slideshow
Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor
October 7, 2016 - March 12, 2017

Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States, draws from disparate bodies of work made over the past fifteen years. Shifting fluidly and unapologetically between the realms of commercial, fine art, and personal photography, Ethridge’s work playfully exploits the ambiguous boundaries separating these distinct photographic modes.

Roe Ethridge, Me and Auggie, 2015. Dye sublimation print on aluminum, 45 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Contemporary Arts Center
Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor
Me, Myself, & IRL
October 9, 2016 - December 4, 2016

Me, Myself, & IRL investigates the tension between material and immaterial, and calls into question the authenticity of an image in the era of Photoshop and the Internet.

Blaise Cepis, Untitled, 2015. Pigment Print, 20 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist
DAAP Galleries:: Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati
Me, Myself, & IRL
Straight to Video
October 2, 2016 - November 23, 2016

This curated exhibition focuses on socially engaged art initiatives that are performed publicly with the explicit intent to exist as video in their final iteration.

Lee Walton, Sisters of the Lattice, 2010–14. Video Still. Courtesy of the artist
DAAP Galleries:: Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati
Straight to Video
Navigation: Personal and Geographical Landscapes
October 7, 2016 - November 5, 2016

Three contemporary photographers utilize alternative and unusual image-making techniques through camera-less photographic methods, computer-manipulated photographic images, and lens-less images using outdated Polaroid 4×5 and 8×10 materials.

Tracy Longley Cook, Topography #2, 2012. Pigment print, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Dayton Visual Arts Center
Navigation: Personal and Geographical Landscapes
DCI Presents Obscure Cincinnati: Photographs by J. Miles Wolf
October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016

Large-scale photographs of obscure locations in Cincinnati on view in vacant storefronts throughout downtown and online. Viewers can visit the project website to learn more about each location and contribute their own images to the living archive of Cincinnati images.

J. Miles Wolf, Silent Sisters, 2016. Photograph, 72 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Downtown Cincinnati Locations
DCI Presents Obscure Cincinnati: Photographs by J. Miles Wolf
#SelfieMonster
September 30, 2016 - October 28, 2016

The FoRealism Tribe gives physical form and life to the proliferation of selfies bombarding social media. #SelfieMonster, as exhibition and entity, engages the public in interactive dialogue, performs rituals, and makes appearances during the FotoFocus Biennial 2016.

FoRealism Tribe, #selfiemonster selfie, 2016. Photograph, 8 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist
FoRealism Tribe at Frameshop
#SelfieMonster
Connie Sullivan: Ripples Through Time
September 16, 2016 - November 18, 2016

Ripples Through Time is an imaginative journey in three dimensions using light and color to illuminate the universe in its multiplicity of forms. This exhibition includes twenty photographic works created between 2013 and 2016, including works never before on view.

Connie Sullivan, Ripples Through Time, 2015. Archival 3D print, image size: 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of HudsonJones
HudsonJones
Connie Sullivan: Ripples Through Time
My Soul as I See It
October 1, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Exploring photography as a powerful tool in education, i.imagine opened the world of photography to sixty kids for an immersive five-month long project. Students ranging in age from eleven to eighteen discovered photography fundamentals, artistic principles, and the artist within themselves. My Soul as I See It celebrates this photographic adventure of artistic self-discovery.

Kariana Wyatt, Shadow of a Rose, 2/24/16. Digital, 10,133 x 18,000 pixels. Courtesy of Conner Middle School and Shannon Eggleston of i.imagine
i.imagine at Roebling Point Books and Coffee
My Soul as I See It
William Ropp: Ethiopiques
September 26, 2016 - January 20, 2017

Color photographs of tribal people in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, near Sudan, are carefully staged, posed and lit, then digitally reworked. Stitching multiple exposures, William Ropp, a native of Cincinnati’s Sister City Nancy, France, shifts or drains the color to create “undocuments.”

William Ropp, Ethiopie, 2014. Digital inkjet print, 40 x 60 centimeters. Courtesy of the artist
Iris BookCafé and Gallery
William Ropp: Ethiopiques
Homage to a Sound
October 1, 2016 - November 12, 2016

Photojournalist Melvin Grier pays tribute to the wonderful world of improvisation and innovation that is Jazz, with performance and behind-the-scenes images of musicians taken at renowned Cincinnati venues.

Melvin Grier, Homage to a Sound, 2006. ink jet print, 8.5 x 13 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Kennedy Heights Arts Center
Homage to a Sound
It’s a Trip
October 3, 2016 - January 27, 2017

In this collaborative exhibition between the Lloyd Library and Museum and the Cincinnati Book Arts Society, It’s a Trip reinterprets the unpublished travel photography of library founder Curtis Gates Lloyd.

Marguerite Blythe Katchan, Egyption Echoes, February–March 2016. Book: Black Artagain Paper, Canson Cold press 140 lb Watercolor Paper, Schmincke watercolors, Duralar Polyester Film, Hollander’s Thai Marble Van Gogh paper, Embroidery Thread, Davey Board, 5 x 7 x 1 inches. Courtesy of Lloyd Library
Lloyd Library and Museum with Cincinnati Book Arts Society
It’s a Trip
Photo-real
September 30, 2016 - October 28, 2016

An international competitive exhibition featuring works of art that are not photography but which convincingly convey the appearance of photography, or the assumed accuracies and truths of the photographic. Submission Deadline is July 29, 2016.

Manifest Creative Research Gallery
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Photo-real
Real-photo
September 30, 2016 - October 28, 2016

An international competitive exhibition featuring works that are made through the photographic process, but which appear not to be photographic in nature. Submission Deadline is July 29, 2016.

Manifest Creative Research Gallery
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Real-photo
Islands of the Blest
October 1, 2016 - November 19, 2016

Islands of the Blest presents photographs taken between 1870 and 1970, depicting the American West. The collection on view is selected by artist Bryan Schutmaat and art historian Ashlyn Davis from public archives.

Russell Lee, Tillamook, Oregon, 1941. Archival inkjet print from scan of original negative. Courtesy of the artist
Mercantile Library
Islands of the Blest
Winter in Jeju-Do
August 30, 2016 - December 17, 2016

In the Winter of 2012, photographer Caroline Phillippone traveled to the southernmost point of South Korea, to an island called Jeju. Intrigued by the culture and the landscape, Phillippone set out to document the island’s mountainous region, coastal towns and temples in winter over a two week period.

Caroline Philippone, View from Sangbang Temple Grotto at Sunset, 2012. Black and white digital print from original negative. Courtesy of the artist
Miami University Art Museum
Winter in Jeju-Do
A Quarter of a Million Miles
September 15, 2016 - October 22, 2016

Christy Lee Rogers applies a cunning and unique photographic technique to a mass of human bodies submerged in water during the night, creating refracted light effects naturally in-camera.

Christy Lee Rogers, In the Naked Light I Saw, 2016, Edition of 3. Archival Pigment Print, 36 x 54 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Miller Gallery
A Quarter of a Million Miles
Jackie Nickerson: August
October 1, 2016 - January 23, 2017

Jackie Nickerson: August features portraits made in southern Africa over the past decade, drawn from two bodies of published work: Farm (2002) and Terrain (2013). Both series explore individual identity and farm laborers’ relationship to their environment.

Jackie Nickerson, Ruth, 2012. Digital c-print, dimensions variable. © Jackie Nickerson. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Jackie Nickerson: August
Robin Rhode: Three Films
October 1, 2016 - January 23, 2017

Robin Rhode: Three Films features three short films that combine social activism and poetry: Rocks (2011), A Day in May (2013), and The Moon is Asleep (2016).

Robin Rhode, The Moon is Asleep, 2016. Super 8mm film transferred to digital HD, duration: 1 minute, 50 seconds, edition of 5. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Robin Rhode: Three Films
Zanele Muholi: Personae
October 1, 2016 - January 23, 2017

Zanele Muholi: Personae explores identity in two distinct bodies of work: Faces and Phases (2006–ongoing), a series of portraits of South African women who identify as lesbian, and Somnyama Ngonyama, a series of self-portraits Muholi began in 2015.

Zanele Muholi, Bester II, Paris, 2014. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Zanele Muholi: Personae
A Photographic Survey of the American Yard, Photographs by Joshua White
September 22, 2016 - October 28, 2016

The images in this series are a typological study of the plants, animals, and insects the artist encounters in his day-to-day life, captured by iPhone. White uses commonplace objects to explore ideas of place, cycles of life and death, ecology, and memory.

Joshua White, Luna Moth, Actias Luna, 2015. Cell phone capture, archival digital print, 4¼ x 4¼ inches. Courtesy of the artist
Northern Kentucky University: Visual Arts Galleries
A Photographic Survey of the American Yard, Photographs by Joshua White
NKU & Interbrand: Photos from an Internship
September 22, 2016 - October 28, 2016

Each semester, NKU photography students can apply for a competitive internship at Interbrand, the international branding consultants firm. This exhibition showcases the personal projects of each student created during their semester at Interbrand.

Lucas Stamates, Interbrand Crossing the Delaware, 2010. Digital Capture, Digital Print, 20 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Lucas Stamates
Northern Kentucky University: Visual Arts Galleries
NKU & Interbrand: Photos from an Internship
Culture, Social Identity, and Race
October 20, 2016 - November 12, 2016

Marcus Evans explores issues of social identification and cultural disconnect through the art of photography, moving beyond traditional photo-documentation in an attempt to influence politics and encourage social change.

Marcus Evans, Remembering Bloody Sunday, June 2015. Photograph, 32 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Pop Revolution Gallery
Culture, Social Identity, and Race
City Heights
October 1, 2016 - November 5, 2016

“Others” are often unseen and unheard. The exhibition features the raw voices, in images and words, of one such outsider group: teens from a subsidized housing community in Covington, Kentucky.

Da’shinda Simmons, On the Playground, 2015. Inkjet Print, 10 x 7½ inches. Courtesy of the artist
Prairie
City Heights
Alice in OTR: Visions of the Fantastical
October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016

Discover a bit of fantasy in the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine (OTR). Photographers project their imaginations about OTR as a “wonderland” through cameras and smartphones, utilizing a variety of materials and techniques.

Steven Miller, McMicken, 2016. Digital Photograph. Courtesy of the artist
Robin Imaging Services
Alice in OTR: Visions of the Fantastical
Connections To Ohio
September 28, 2016 - October 26, 2016

An invitational exhibition of photographic educators from the region who currently teach or have taught photography in Ohio, or who studied photography in one of Ohio’s academic institutions.

Richard E. Jurus II, Memories of Youngstown, 2015. Glicee print, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Sinclair Community College
Connections To Ohio
12 Nazi Concentration Camps: Photographs by James Friedman
October 13, 2016 - January 29, 2017

In 1981 and 1983, Friedman traveled to Europe to photograph twelve Nazi concentration camps. His full color, large format photographs are unsettling and startling, juxtaposing hallowed ground with modern reality.

James Friedman, Survivor of three Nazi concentration camps, survivors’ reunion, Majdanek concentration camp, near Lublin, Poland, 1983. Photograph, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Skirball Museum Cincinnati in partnership with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
12 Nazi Concentration Camps: Photographs by James Friedman
Identity, Self-Portraits by Jen Davis
September 16, 2016 - October 31, 2016

This exhibition comprises self-portraits by New York-based photographer Jen Davis, who has spent over a decade turning the camera lens toward herself, as she investigates issues of beauty, identity, and body image.

Jen Davis, Untitled No 39, 2010. Inkjet print, 20 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Stivers School for the Arts: Fifth Street Gallery
Identity, Self-Portraits by Jen Davis
Picturing the West: Masterworks of 19th-Century Landscape Photography
October 22, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Forty-one photographs, many of them large-scale “mammoth plates,” capture the American fascination with the Western frontier. Discover natural wonders, such as sweeping canyons and plunging waterfalls, along with manmade marvels like railways and mining structures.

Frank Jay Haynes, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Falls, About 1880. Mammoth albumen print, 16½ x 21 inches. Courtesy of the Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg
Taft Museum of Art
Picturing the West: Masterworks of 19th-Century Landscape Photography
Traveling Through Time & Color: Regenerated Images of History & Landscapes
October 1, 2016 - November 30, 2016

The oldest brick house in Ohio, the Betts House is pleased to host this new exhibition of work by David Parks and Erce Gokhan, offering playful, altered images that transport the audience to imaginative views of real places.

David Parks, Nanjing Road West Shanghai, 2011. Photograph, 11 x 27 inches. Courtesy of the artist
The Betts House
Traveling Through Time & Color: Regenerated Images of History & Landscapes
William Knipscher: Where the Light Goes
September 9, 2016 - November 26, 2016

Knipscher uses an experimental and inventive process to generate a photographic image out of light-sensitive paper and repetitive origami folds, which are exposed and unfolded. The resulting image is fixed.

William Knipscher, Where the Light Goes (PS_cube_01), 2015. Cyanotype, 11½ x 16½ inches. Courtesy of the artist and The Carnegie, Covington, KY
The Carnegie
William Knipscher: Where the Light Goes
Britt Hatzius: Blind Cinema Presented by CAC and Mini Microcinema
September 28, 2016 - October 1, 2016

Blind Cinema is a collaborative film experience between seeing children and blindfolded adults. Behind each row of audience members are children from local schools who describe a film only they can see. This project leaves the illusory reality of cinema and re-enters the vivid images of the imagination.

Britt Hatzius, Blind Cinema. Courtesy of the artist
The Carnegie: Contemporary Arts Center Black Box Performance Series
Britt Hatzius: Blind Cinema Presented by CAC and Mini Microcinema
Ravaged Sublime: Landscape Photography in the 21st Century
October 15, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Featuring monumental photographs by artists Edward Burtynsky and Richard Mosse, Ravaged Sublime reveals the ongoing attraction to landscape photography while highlighting the impact and human traces that ravage these landscapes.

Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings No. 30, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 1996. Digital chromogenic color print, 38½ x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Howard Greenberg Gallery & Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
The Dayton Art Institute
Ravaged Sublime: Landscape Photography in the 21st Century
Like A Weed
October 13, 2016 - November 3, 2016

Like A Weed is a series of portraits inspired by Victorian photography and culture. The work is a personal reflection by the artist on the hopes and fears of parenting and the balance between embrace, entanglement, and release.

Laura Hartford, Hovering Between Us, 2010. Photograph, 36 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Thomas More College: Eva G. Farris Gallery
Like A Weed
STRANIERO: Maurice Mattei’s Pictures of Italy
September 30, 2016 - November 13, 2016

An intimate extension of the street photography genre, emphasizing undocumented moments surrounding documented scenes of Italy and the abstract impact of realistic silver prints, the exhibition is the premiere of Maurice Mattei’s STRANIERO completed series.

Maurice Mattei, Spingere, 2010 (printed). Silver print on archival paper, 8 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Wash Park Art
STRANIERO: Maurice Mattei’s Pictures of Italy
The Peeled Eye
September 17, 2016 - November 19, 2016

Investigating the data and images which emerge from today’s culture of constant supervision, The Peeled Eye seeks to discover and understand how we are being watched and the artists’ response.

Paolo Cirio, Street Ghosts, 2012. Inkjet prints on coated paper, Variable. Courtesy of the artist
Wave Pool
The Peeled Eye
Always Present
October 5, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Potter-Belmar Labs presents new video work, a nighttime projection experience on the outside of the ArtHub, of ever changing scenes of animated collage figures intermingled, traveling across the surface of the structure.

Potter-Belmar Labs, Always Present character study, 2016. Courtesy of the artist
Wave Pool at FotoFocus ArtHub
Always Present
Find Out More Online: Reviews of our Fundamental Objectives
October 9, 2016

A multi­media interactive performance told through a series of video vignettes, live narrative, and sound art focuses thematically on our cultural reliance on digital devices and the mental overload that occurs as users attempt to process the never­ending influx of overlapping, paradoxical communication streams, leading in some instances to a state of traumatic paralysis.

Marc Governanti, Find Out More Online: Reviews of Our Fundamental Objectives, 2016. Video still. Courtesy of the artist
Wave Pool at FotoFocus ArtHub
Find Out More Online: Reviews of our Fundamental Objectives
Re-streaming Reality #1
October 5, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Re-streaming Reality #1 by Pierre Derks, comprises four television screens which broadcast pre-recorded footage of streams from unsecured IP-cameras. The attentively selected and edited footage reveals an eerie glimpse of the unprotected surveillance streams that are accessible over the internet.

Pierre Derks, Re-streaming Reality #1, 2016. Video still. Courtesy of the artist
Wave Pool at FotoFocus ArtHub
Re-streaming Reality #1
Works of Fire: Photographs by Christopher Colville
September 27, 2016 - November 4, 2016

Christopher Colville’s unique photographic works explore the collision between creation and destruction. Colville ignites gunpowder directly on silver gelatin paper, which burns and exposes the emulsion, producing captivating results.

Christopher Colville, Untitled, Head Triptych, 2014. Gunpowder Generated Gelatin Silver Prints, 20 x 50 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Wright State University: Gallery 263 at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries
Works of Fire: Photographs by Christopher Colville
Conversations with Photographers/Under One Roof: From Bauhaus to Our House
September 30, 2016 - October 28, 2016

Continuing her video series Conversations with Photographers, local photographer and video producer Ann Segal exhibits Under One Roof: From Bauhaus to Our House, an intimate conversation with Cincinnati photographers Anita Douthat and Cal Kowal.

Ann Segal, Video Still from Conversations with Photographers/Under One Roof: From Bauhaus to Our House,. Courtesy of the artist
Xavier University Art Gallery at the A.B. Cohen Center
Conversations with Photographers/Under One Roof: From Bauhaus to Our House
Envisioned
October 1, 2016 - October 28, 2016

Envisioned is a collection of prints created using the bromoil process from digital images by PJ Sturdevant. This approach combines the advantages of modern digital photography with the traditional bromoil technique.

PJ Sturdevant, The Schoolhouse, December, 2015. Bromoil photographic print on FOMABROM Variant IV 123 double weight silver bromide fiber base paper using black lithographic ink, 10½ x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Xavier University Art Gallery at the A.B. Cohen Center
Envisioned
Re-imagine
October 1, 2016 - October 28, 2016

Re-imagine invites local photographers into visual territories not yet explored, to re-examine images previously taken and ask the question: would you take the same approach today?

Bruce Crippen, Erwin Cutter John Deere Tractor, 1982. Black and white photograph, 11 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Xavier University Art Gallery at the A.B. Cohen Center
Re-imagine
Sights Unseen: Seeking Substance Beyond the Surface
September 23, 2016 - January 12, 2017

Artists Fran Carlisle, Linda Gillings, Cristina Gutierrez, Ainsley Kellar and Nancy Willman reveal texture and light through close observation and technical manipulation, uncovering the essence of objects and looking beyond the surface.

Cristina Gutierrez, Knots, January, 2016. Digital image on paper, 21 x 28 inches. Courtesy of the artist
YWCA Women’s Art Gallery
Sights Unseen: Seeking Substance Beyond the Surface
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