Wave Pool is Open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12-5pm*
Everything is Nothing with a Twist
December 3 – Jan 21
Quoting the famous line from Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, this exhibit investigates the role of minimalism in contemporary art. The works in this show explore both the relevance of minimalism in the present day and how the legacy of the historical minimalist movement is continually shaping today’s artists. Curated by Geoffrey ‘Skip’ Cullen
The Personal Is Political: Feminist Art from the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Collection
January 28 – March 11
The Personal Is Political aims to demonstrate the ways in which the work of feminist artists, which the Vance Waddell’s have collected over much of the past few decades, reveal complex truths: Provocative declarations of existence, formal experiments in tracing the body, and making space for the politicized voice of others are just a few of the ways in which the artists in the Vance Waddell collection helped begin a broader conversation about the theorizing of difference within feminism. A two part show, this exhibit will be on view at both Wave Pool and at the University of Cincinnati’s gallery. Curated by Maria Seda-Reeder.
March 18- April 29th
Exhibiting the works of New York-based artist Edina Tokodi and Cincinnati-based artist Amber Stucke, Emergence explores organic growth systems and the human relationship to them through drawings, prints, and soil-based works. Both Stucke and Tokodi use their personal relationships with plants to inform their practices. This two-person exhibition will work to soften the line between the organic and inorganic elements in our urban daily lives, and attempt to shift our understanding of the border between nature and art.
Art Space Is Your Space AIR –Natusha Croes
May - June
Wave Pool is excited to host our first performance artist in residence by welcoming Natusha Croes in May 2017. Croes is a performance artist from Aruba with an affinity for creating music in an unconventional manner. During her time in Cincinnati she will pursue her interest in the spaces we create in order to interact and relate or reflect.
Still They Persist: Protest Art of the 2017 Women's Marches
May 20th - June 24th
With the aim of keeping the works and images made and deployed by human rights advocates who took to the streets of cities around the country this past January circulating within the public sphere, a group of socially minded members of the Cincinnati arts community, the 'FemFour', has put together a traveling archive of posters and placards, sculptures, textiles, and photo documentation from the Women's March of 2017.
Art Space Is Your Space AIR – Whitney Sage
In July 2017 Wave Pool will welcome Whitney Sage, a socially engaged artist from Detroit, MI. During her residency Sage will be focusing on the problems and dreams of Cincinnati residents. She, along with residents through a series of workshops, will then illustrate the dreams and struggles on community-sourced found and donated fabric that will then be transformed into public sculpture in a style reminiscent of Tibetan prayer flags. The flags will be hung around the city on sites that are identified as needing luck and protection.
Annual Pool Party Art Auction and Exhibit
August 12th (August 1 – 12th)
The Gathering Space (working title)
August 26 – September 30
How can a white box become an organic, warm, and inviting space for community? This group exhibition will transform the gallery into a living room for Camp Washington. Adobe Books founder and proprietor for 25 years, Andrew McKinley, will join us in transforming the gallery into a library, photography studio, and gathering place for the month. Local artists and partners will program and ‘un-program’ the space with group reading, working, play and hanging out. Wave Pool will be open additional hours this month and attempt to create a murmuration of the community, building experiences and connections that aim to outlast the temporality of the gallery installation.
Animal Magnetism (working title)
October 7 – November 18
Curated by art historian Kim Paice, this exhibition investigates the ways in which animals communicate and collectively organize themselves. Magnetism is related to one theory of how pigeons home, and this exhibition explores not just honing but also randomized travel, messages, noise, and animal magnetism as are being investigated and studied through contemporary artworks.
Tracing the Ground
December 2 – January 13
An exhibition organized by Skip Cullen in partnership with Visionaries and Voices, Tracing the Ground exhibits works that utilize the language of maps and the art of cartography. A map can tell us so much about a place, it’s history, and its identity and contemporary artists are utilizing this universal language to tell their own stories.
The 2016/17 Exhibitions Program was supported through an ArtSTART award from the Ohio Arts Council.