Local artists Hilary Nauman and Michael Boyd began exhibiting their work in pop-up shops, outdoor markets and at The City Flea. The free-form spontaneity of this kind of exhibition has carried over and has led them to open Shrewdness of Apes - an art gallery that is different from what you might be used to.
SoA, located on 7th Street in downtown Covington, focuses on contemporary and emerging artists and exhibits that are not only unusual, but invite entries from anyone with an interest in creating something unique, special and out of the ordinary.
The Alphabet Show! is a fun and family-friendly exhibit that focuses on the identity, typography and cultural associations of each letter of the English alphabet - plus four common punctuation marks. Thirty regional and national artists have been asked to create a graphic interpretation of an individual letter.
Covington is home to a new, unique art gallery called Shrewdness of Apes. Co-director Hilary Nauman is in the studio with Jane Durrell to talk about their goal to exhibit and sell contemporary works with a focus on local and regional artists, and how this unusual name came about.
Many people walk into a contemporary art gallery or museum believing that they are not smart enough to 'get it.' While many contemporary artists do utilize complex theories about art, there are other ways to understand art than theories.
The Corporeal Texture Conference is a graduate student-led conference that will take place on March 1st at the University of Cincinnati. The conference focuses on how viewers interact with a work of art on a sensory or bodily level. The speakers at this conference will discuss the various ways textures and surfaces play in how we view or experience art.