Category: Visual Art

MUST-SEE VISUAL ART: fall 2022

Mary Mattingly, “Pull,” 2013, C-print, 40”x40”, Robert Mann Gallery

The new arts season is always highly anticipated by culture lovers. This is the year for FotoFocus, a biennial extravaganza exploding onto our visual arts scene in Cincinnati and the region. Its programs dominate many exhibition venues from here to our state capital.

To draw is to see

Jason Franz, founder and executive director of The Manifest Center for the Visual Arts (Photo by Alexandra Franz)

As a kid, Jason Franz wanted to be an artist. “But … I had it in my mind that if you were going to be an artist, you have to model nude for one another in art school. And I was dead set against being naked in front of anybody.”

The fantastical world of Thomas Hieronymus Towhey

Thoms Towhey, “Bastard and Bitches” 2000, 44”x60,” oil on canvas

His colorful images are complex, yet carry the viewer to a deep and secret world that begs to be discovered, and in which many recognizable elements connect to nature, to living beings, and to fragments of his subconscious. The result is magical and surrealistic.