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The Carnegie Galleries Announce 2017-18 Exhibition Season — favorite artists and newcomers

The Carnegie has announced the 2017-18 Gallery Season under the leadership of Exhibitions Director, Matt Distel.

The season will feature work from some of The Carnegie’s favorite artists, as well as newcomers to the gallery.

New this year, the upstairs galleries will feature a season-long installation format, while the Ohio National Financial Services Main Gallery and the Hutson Gallery will host a rotating lineup of exhibitions.

The Carnegie’s 2017-18 Gallery Season
Ohio National Financial Services Main Gallery

September 15 – November 19, 2017
The Other Thing

Organized with painter Michael Stillion, this exhibition highlights artists that are bending disciplines and moving between sculpture, drawing, painting, film/video, all seeking to upend expectations and subvert how artistic media behave.

Andrey Kozakov trading room

December 1, 2017 – February 4, 2018
Studio Open 2

Continuing and expanding on last season’s exhibition, Studio Open 2, exhibits works by recent graduates of fine arts programs from universities across the region. These are the artists who will move on to contribute to the arts communities in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and beyond. Works will be presented in all disciplines and demonstrate the strength of emerging artists in this area.

February 8 & 9, 2018
The 12th Annual Art of Food

The 12th version of this ever and increasingly popular event will once again feature a stellar cast of chefs, artists and performers.

March 2 – April 29, 2018
It’s a Beautiful Mess: Julia Ranz, Paige Williams, William Renschler, and others

Organized with artist/curator Krista Gregory, It’s a Beautiful Mess focuses on the way in which an artist’s studio process is translated into a gallery setting. A particular question the show addresses is can objects made in a working studio or even a domestic setting communicate the same pure ideas when displayed in the white box of a gallery. Gregory presents these artists in ways that highlight and also blur those different environments as installations and objects bleed into each other.

May 11 – July 1, 2018
Swap Meet

Swap Meet is organized with the creative team behind Thunder-Sky, Inc – an unconventional gallery based in Northside. For this exhibition, artists will be invited to exhibit unfinished or unwanted works from their studios that, over the course of the exhibition other artists will complete or “fix” for them. This process-based exhibition will be developed as an open call resulting in a diverse and wild mix of styles and approaches to art making.

Hutson Gallery
September 15 – November 19, 2017
Text & subtext & big deal:

Visual artist, Diana Duncan Holmes and the late poet, Timothy Riordan, created text and photo-based art both individually and collaboratively. This exhibition documents the last collaboration before Riordan’s death in 2015. Based on Riordan’s poem simulacrum, Duncan Holmes, Wendy Collin Sorin and Casey Riordan Millard reimagined and rearranged the 60 page poem into 120 artworks and an audio recording accompanied by a reading of the poem.

December 1, 2017 – February 4, 2018
Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts Scholarship Winners: Kennedie Nelson,
Adrian Partridge, Maddie Schowalter

The Kentucky GSA is a highly competitive program that offers high school sophomores and juniors a three-week intensive seminar in a variety of creative disciplines. Each year the Carnegie selects three students from this program to award a scholarship and exhibition. The Kentucky GSA has been a catalyst for many young artists who go on to make meaningful contributions to arts communities around the world. The Carnegie has exhibited numerous artists who cite their involvement in the GSA as a foundational
experience in their artistic careers.

March 2 – April 29, 2018
Not to Scale [Covington]: Anissa Lewis and Mary Clare Rietz

Anissa Lewis and Mary Clare Rietz create work that is rooted in participation and social interactions that explore neighborhoods, the people that inhabit and activate those neighborhoods and the challenges they face. In this exhibition the artists will examine the area around The Carnegie as the foundation to build their work.

May 11 – July 1, 2018
Kids That Rock

This exhibition celebrates the multi-disciplinary work made by the students and participants of The Carnegie’s Education Department and outreach efforts.

Season-Long Exhibitions
September 15, 2017 – July 1, 2018

Installation Gallery
Andrey Kozakov: Trading Room

Cincinnati-based, Ukranian-born artist creates a fantastical, interactive environment in secret rooms that expand into more rooms and compartments that hold curios and surprises.

Duveneck Gallery
Derek Franklin: Visiting Curator Show

Derek Franklin is a visiting artist and curator based in Portland, OR. Based on an extensive series of studio visits with artists from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Franklin has organized a show that will examine prevailing themes that emerged from those visits combined with work from artists that he selects from outside of this region.

Reiveschl Gallery
Justin Green: After Binky

A key figure in underground comics, Justin Green is widely credited with adding autobiography to the medium of comic books. Artists such as R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman have stated that Green’s seminal 1972 comic book, Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary, was crucial to the development of the genre. An active artist, illustrator and sign painter, Green is responsible for many of the hand-painted signs in Cincinnati neighborhood businesses. This survey exhibition focuses on several bodies of work that
Green has developed in the decades following Binky Brown.

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the City of Covington, and the Kentucky Arts Council. The Carnegie is also supported by more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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