In Search of Charm: Art and Change
130 West Court Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (map)
Experience 15 Cincinnati based artists, featuring a wide variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, textile, and photography.
Image: Michael Scheurer, Untitled #1 (Byzantium Series), 2017, m-m collage, 9.5 x 6.25"
Image: Michael Scheurer - Untitled #3 (Summer Series), 2010-17, mixed-media collage on paper, 9.75 x 7.25" image
February 1 - March 31, 2018
Assemblage and Collage
Elizabeth Leach Gallery presents Assemblage and Collage, a group exhibition featuring artists who create work through layered materiality and unexpected juxtapositions. Collage has remained a touchstone of expression throughout art history and is particularly resonant during times of social unrest and chaos. The artists included in the exhibition experiment, innovate and transform existing materials to create something new and unanticipated.
The artists in the show range from internationally renowned artists, Ann Hamilton and Vik Muniz, to emerging artist Charlie Perez-Tlatenchi, a recent Reed College graduate to work from the estate of New York artist, John Evans. Well-known regional artists include Lee Kelly, Melody Owen, Pat Boas and Michelle Ross, with new work by Seattle artist Claire Cowie. Cincinnati artists Jimmy Baker and Michael Scheurer make unique contributions to the show with Kara Marie, Brion Nuda Rosch and Myrna Tatar sharing their vibrant and complex work from San Francisco. Northwest artist, Eunice Parsons, has been making collaged work her entire life and at 101 years of age is the senior artist in the show.
417 N.W. 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 (map)
Image: Michael Scheurer, Untitled #16 (Inky Series), 2014, 8 x 5.75"
Fall 2017 - February 8, 2018
A group show, including the work of Michael Scheurer, Joseph Winterhalter, Jordan Tate, Jimmy Baker, and Shinji Turner-Yamamoto, curated by Linda Schwartz.
Alternative Dreamers presents the work of five Cincinnati-based artists all united, as the show title suggests, by their unique visions and approaches. They are a mix of emerging and seasoned contemporary artists, several with representation and most with full exhibition histories. Though of the region, their work transcends it, and all reflect current art world trends. These are artists who have a strong contextual understanding of art history and its relation to their work. And, though the end result, how and why it got there, are intrinsically different, each artist is process-driven, relying heavily on the act of making to dictate what a piece will become. - Linda Schwartz
Ascent Private Capital Management
U.S. Bank Tower
425 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (map)
June 10 - August 4, 2017
Cincinnati graphic designer Scott Bruno provided local artists with surreal clippings from his collection of strange treasures from community newspapers, TV listings, advertising circulars and other sources in the mainstream press to inspire this exhibition. Eighteen artists then used these bizarre news clippings and personal ads as fodder for their own artwork creations in an investigation of everyday absurdity. Participating artists include Michael Scheurer, Rachel Rampleman, Christian Schmit, Michael Stillion, Avril Thurman and Chris Vorhees.
4573 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223 map
April 28 - June 18, 2017
Selected by CityBeat staff in the Best of Cincinnati 2018 issue as the Best All-Seeing Retrospective of an Artist. Read the full article here.
In a career spanning more than forty years, Michael Scheurer (Cincinnati, OH) has developed a unique aesthetic of sumptuous and richly worked collages which complements his reputation as a connoisseur of ancient, antique, and modern decorative art objects. His signature motifs of fanciful pen and ink drawings, bulbous nosed silhouettes, and perky girl/boy portraits from the 1970s and ‘80s have evolved into visually sophisticated collage series constructed from the disparate source material he finds in his inveterate antiquing research. Scheurer routinely mixes splattered paint, found drawings, handwritten manuscripts, cartoon snippets, fabric, Indian cinema posters, old chromolithographs, and torn advertisements that, in his inimitable style, become enigmatic works of timeless wonder. His clever and sometimes inscrutable references—reverent and sardonic—invite the viewer to ponder the picture space.
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 map