Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)

Please come to share your work and discuss what you're working on. Though we will offer you a critique of your work if you want one, these monthly meetings are catered to you and your needs, so if you say you just need a push forward, we're happy to give you unabashed encouragement as well. This is the best way to get feedback on your work and to show Wave Pool curators and other Cincy artists who you are and what you make. 

If you don't want to share, but just want to come and talk art, that's fine too! Hope to see you there!

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Midwest Markdowns - Opening Reception
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Midwest Markdowns - Opening Reception

Wave Pool is proud to present, Midwest Markdowns, a group show curated by our second of three Curatorial Residents, design duo SUBSTUDIO. Featuring the work of eight emerging artists and design collectives whose practices have been shaped by the unique opportunities afforded by working in the Midwest, their work has been influenced by a geographic region that has been both marginalized and romanticized. SUBSTUDIO posits that the Midwest has instead provided these artists with a platform for alternative methodologies, which are not easily accessible in larger coastal cities. Referencing scale, culture, collaboration, side hustles, and materials that have evolved from place, Midwest Markdowns brings together the work of these artists in order to spark a conversation regarding newer structures of practice, resulting from the pursuit of creative autonomy.

The factors that govern creative work in small Midwestern cities breed specific strategies, alliances, and opportunities. Kara Gut, a multidisciplinary artist whose primary focus is image-based digital media, creates work that investigates the new shape of human intimacy formed by niche online communities, dissolving many of the typical barriers that face non-coastal artists. Scott Vincent Campbell, a life-long New Yorker and Detroit transplant, has experienced an extreme scale shift and enlivened material possibility since relocating to Detroit. Team B, an architecture and design firm based in Cincinnati, has developed a body of work responding equally to both ordinary and bizarre aspects of Midwestern culture. 

The artists selected were asked to present work that might act as a launching point for a conversation about how they structure their practice, and in what ways their presence in the Midwest has aided and/or altered their work. This exhibition is part of a larger investigation by the design duo into the realities and myths the art world perpetuates about creative endeavors based in place. 

Visitors of the show are encouraged to contribute a physical artifact or anecdote descriptive of their own creative practice. Objects, ephemera, and text will be collected, catalogued, and published, generating a more expansive portrait of a Midwestern practice beyond the pragmatic limitations of a curated exhibition.

Contributing artist include: William Marcellus Armstrong, Scott Campbell, Clare Gatto, Kara Gut, Scott Holzman, L.D. Nehls, Chrissy Scolaro, and Team B (David Corns, Anna Kerr, Quinn Kummer, and John Stoughton).

The opening reception for Midwest Markdowns at Wave Pool will take place on Saturday, February 24th from 6-9pm. On Saturday March 24th at 6pm as a part of show’s closing event, Wave Pool will host an interactive panel discussion moderated by Bowling Green State University Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Critical Theory, Phil Dickinson. Featured artists will be encouraged to discuss the nature and structure of their creative practice. The conversation will take place in the upstairs gallery, inviting a dialogue with the partner show.

About our Curatorial Residents:

SUBSTUDIO co-founders Hannah Dewhirst and Ingrid Alexandra Schmidt are spatial artists and educators who found common ground with their research during their graduate studies in architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art. They founded SUBSTUDIO Architecture in 2016 in pursuit of a method of autonomous practice that would enable them to pursue tool driven research and full scale built experimentation that challenges social and perceptual associations. Their past projects blur the boundary between architecture, performance, art and curation. Having spent their careers between the midwest and east coast, they currently manage their dual-city practice in conjunction with teaching at DAAP and Bowling Green State University.

The Curatorial Residency Program is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign as well as through an ArtSTART award from the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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They Push Things to See Where They’ll Go - Opening
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

They Push Things to See Where They’ll Go - Opening

They Push Things to See Where They’ll Go is a group exhibition showcasing the intimate works of the DAAP Fine Arts thesis body, curated by Aubrey Theobald. The excerpt THE VITAL, SWEET, AND SAD, pulled from Kathleen Stewarts “Ordinary Affects”, complements the sincere gestures of identity, collaboration, and the instigation of new moves the work of Claire Kennedy, Yawen Huang, Alexa Hamilton, Nina Devine, Meri Fleisch, M’shinda Imani Abdullah-Broaddus, Corey Allen Davis, Matt Caudill, Ryan Kerr, and Rachel Diller.

These students are learning the rules to break them. The institution has, thus far, served as a container of art making to break out of for these artists. On the horizon is a massive shift in making. This exhibition serves a look into the quiet gestures of objects from a collective group of artists that have been so carefully intertwined within the last four years. 

“Living in the state of being ‘wide open,’ these guys can take on all the good and bad in the world at one time or another. But this is not a state of chaos of sheer negation. It’s more like a work of initiating, calling out, inciting. Just to see what happens. Even if it’s not much,” (Kathleen Stewart).

Participating artists in They Push Things, in Wave Pool’s second floor Locker Room Gallery space include: M’shinda Imani Abdullah-Broaddus, Matt Caudill, Corey Allen Davis, Nina Devine, Rachel Diller Meri Fleisch, Alexa Hamilton, Yawen Huang, Claire Kennedy, and Ryan Kerr.

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Dark Asana Yoga
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yoga

Cincinnati Dark Asana Yoga is a Vinyasa flow yoga class set to heavier music, a darkened room, and dim candlelit lighting. Music selections will include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, along with other traditional meditation music. 

Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Laid Off - a one woman show from Laila B. Hameen
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Laid Off - a one woman show from Laila B. Hameen

Down time, temporary severance pay, and a fresh broken heart. Hameen developed "Laid Off..", after getting laid off from her full time job in corporate radio.

"Laid Off...," is a resume review on self esteem, childhood memories of domestic violence, dating mishaps, and turning to acting and writing for a creative outlet.

Often times when individuals hit the "Big 3-0", they wonder about their purpose in the world, and if they are truly doing what they aspire to do. When you're lost, sometimes you have to "lay" out
the map,find the source of the problem(s), and sever the ties to some baggage along the way.

http://laidoffonewomanseries.webs.com/
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"Laila Hameen shines performing her one woman show "Laid Off". Laughs, tears and an all out stunning performance. Laila Hameen has the power and presence to rival any Hollywood star on the screen today."
-lana Read,
Director, Garnet Films

Donations encouraged.

BYOB.

Event will be in main gallery and is accessible.

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Merritt Johnson's Exorcizing America Interactive Screening
Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

Merritt Johnson's Exorcizing America Interactive Screening

In conjunction with the current exhibition WITH NO MEMORIES, NO TIES, NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR, Wave Pool will host an interactive screening of selected works from artist Merritt Johnson’s series of short films “Exorcising America”. Guided by local activist and yoga instructor Alexander Shelton, audience members will be invited to move along with Johnson’s films in a series of exorcises.

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 27 Response Project XXV - Found Found Found: Lived Lived Lived
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

27 Response Project XXV - Found Found Found: Lived Lived Lived

It is with every ounce of excitement that we can muster we announce the return of the Chase Public Response Project. We’re doing a few things differently:

1) Teaming up with Abby Mae Friend to support her show “WITH NO MEMORIES NO TIES NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR” at Wave Pool.

2) We’ll be hosting this response project at 2868 Colerain Avenue - just a block south of the gallery.

We will gather at Wave Pool at 6:00 to experience the exhibition, and at 7:00 we will all walk together down the block to the Chase Public Pop Up for the performances. 

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On January 27th, six exciting artists and thinkers have been invited to each perform ten minute responses to Eunsong Kim's poetic essay "Found, Found, Found: Lived, Lived, Lived," a brilliant piece of cultural criticism regarding Carrie Mae Weem's series From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried. A beautiful and vulnerable indictment of the American tradition of cultural theft, historical and contemporary genocide, and the ways that different cultures carry that tradition of violence through their memory and their loss, Kim’s essay goes far deeper than any simple investigation or argument against cultural appropriation. 

Kim’s essay was also the conceptual impetus for Abby Mae Friend’s curatorial exhibition. 

The respondents have been given total autonomy to respond however feels most appropriate to them; which could vary from musical performance, to poetry, dance, lecture, rant, powerpoint, game, anything. 

THE RESPONDENTS//
Eddy Kwon | Marcus Alan Donaldson
Marjorie Lee | Jheri Neri
Nina Devine | + surprise!

ABOUT THE CHASE PUBLIC RESPONSE PROJECT//
Inspired by pianist Brianna Matzke’s “The Stockhausen Response Project,” The Chase Public Response Project is an opportunity for creators and audiences to interact with art in a new way. Writers, artists, performers, and thinkers are assembled to give their interpretation and share their impressions of the selected piece; they are given free range to do so by any means they choose. 

ABOUT CHASE PUBLIC//
Chase Public is a collaborative space for art and assembly in Cincinnati. Chase Public was conceived with the intent to create an environment that could help balance consumption with creativity, individualism with collaboration, high art with honest work and plain language. Occupying a room that was previously Elyse's Passion, a feminist sex shop, Chase Public hosts poetry readings, music concerts, art openings, book signings, independent theater, stand-up comedy, hotly-contested debates, collaborative art-making, radical activism workshops, crazy-ass parties, and maybe one bird fight. Mostly poetry readings.

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Wave Pool
2940 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225
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Chase Public Pop Up
2868 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225

Saturday, January 27th
Reception @ Wave Pool - 6:00
Doors @ 2868 Colerain - 7:00
Performance @ 2868 Colerain - 7:30
Free!

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful b will be shunned with great contempt.

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Intro to Woodworking: Coffee Table 101
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Woodworking: Coffee Table 101

Gain confidence, use the right tools, and start building! This intro to woodworking class is in Wave Pool's newly refurbished woodshop with local woodworking specialist Scottie Bellissemo. This class is designed for beginning woodworkers to get in the woodshop and learn how to safely operate a variety of powertools including the table saw, chop saw, band saw, drill press, plainer, and joiner. The class will also go over some basic hand tool techniques and cover some basic joinery, shapping, sanding, and finishing procedures. Each participant will work to create a custom, hand crafted coffee table by the end of the course. Class size is small (maximum of 4), with ample time and space for individualized lessons and attention. Wave Pool membership is not included but participants in this class who choose to become members will be able to skip the woodshop orientation class in order to work in the woodshop during open hours in the future.

Wednesdays January 24th - March 21st, 6:30-9pm. No class on February 14th. 8 classes total.

Registration required. Please register here. 

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WITH NO MEMORIES, NO TIES, NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

WITH NO MEMORIES, NO TIES, NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR

WITH NO MEMORIES NO TIES NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR interrogates the historical and contemporary tradition of cultural theft through the lenses of memory and power.

January 20, 2018 from 6-9 pm Wave Pool will host the opening reception for WITH NO MEMORIES, NO TIES, NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR, an exhibition curated by Wave Pool Gallery’s first Curatorial Resident, Abby Mae Friend. The show includes work from local and national artists through various means of cultural production such as video, sculpture, installation, writing and poster art.  

WITH NO MEMORIES NO TIES NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR is an excerpt from Eunsong Kim's essay "Found, Found, Found: Lived, Lived, Lived," a brilliant piece of cultural criticism regarding Carrie Mae Weem's series From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried. A beautiful and vulnerable indictment of the American tradition of cultural theft, historical and contemporary genocide, and the ways that different cultures carry that tradition of violence through their memory and their loss, Kim’s essay goes far deeper than any simple investigation or argument against cultural appropriation.

The exhibition, titled after Kim's words, is a look at American history, our political and personal relationships with colonialism, and the ways that settler colonialism has affected our personal and collective ability to recall and reconcile, identity, memory, ownership, and power.

Aiming to create a point of access where the audience can interact with the complex intersections of cultural theft and settler colonialism, Friend has curated a show in which artists use their voices and bodies to create art that is unafraid of confrontation and offers space for contemplation and dialogue.

On Saturday February 3rd at 5 pm, Wave Pool will host an interactive screening of selected works from contributing artist Merritt Johnson’s series of short films “Exorcising America.” Audience members will be invited to participate in a guided exorcise practice. In collaboration with Chase Public, Wave Pool will host a Response Project on Saturday January 27th at 6pm where participants will be performing responses to Eunsong Kim’s essay “Found, Found, Found: Lived, Lived, Lived.”

Contributing artist include: M’Shinda Imani Abdullah-Broaddus, Aalap Bommaraju, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Arthur Brum, Liz Cambron, Damian DinéYazhi, Zachary Hutchinson, Merritt Johnson, Eunsong Kim, Oliverio Rodriguez, Isabel Solá and Caleb Yono.

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Food Mapping: A Panel with Alan Wight
Jan
13
5:30 PM17:30

Food Mapping: A Panel with Alan Wight

This panel will explore Food Mapping - the what, why, where, who, and how of various projects in Cincinnati and around the state of Ohio. Topics include citizen science, art, critical cartography, graphic information systems, food deserts, swamps, (in)security, harvesting of edibles, and related public policy.

Panelists:
Nate Kemphues - MoBo Bicycle Coop & Northside Village Green
Glennon Sweeney - Senior Research Associate, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Wendy Silvius - Indian Hill High School, AP Human Geography Teacher
Nick Swartsell - Staff Writer, City Beat
Margaret Weiner - Graphic Designer, University of Cincinnati
Annalee Duganier - Community Development Project Manager, Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corp.

Moderator: 
Alan Wight - The Christ College of Nursing

Guiding Questions: 

1. What is your role and relationship to various Food Mapping Projects?
2. Why are you interested in this work?
3. What are the benefits and challenges of doing this work?

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Dark Asana Yoga
Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yoga

Cincinnati Dark Asana Yoga is a Vinyasa flow yoga class set to heavier music, a darkened room, and dim candlelit lighting. Music selections will include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, along with other traditional meditation music. 

Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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"Tracing the Ground" and "One Line Over the Other" Openings
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

"Tracing the Ground" and "One Line Over the Other" Openings

December 2nd, 2017 from 6-9 pm, Wave Pool will hold an opening reception for two complimentary exhibitions: “Tracing the Ground,” a group show featuring the work of artists who utilize the visual language of maps and the unique iconography of cartography, and “One Line Over the Other,” an exhibition that demonstrates the various manifestations of the grid as a formal tool.

“Tracing the Ground” features works by artists and collaborators that encompass a wide range of media and approaches:  Environmental scientists using the graphic language of art to map sites of community resources; artists charting the trajectory of their lives using cartographic iconography; and various artistic approaches to planting one’s proverbial flag in the sand—claiming the ground upon which they stand as a basic starting point:  YOU ARE HERE writ large.

As a compliment to the downstairs exhibition, the work of nine current DAAP MFA students, curated by fellow second year MFA candidate Hannah Hersko will explore the pervasive phenomena of the grid in our upstairs Locker Room Gallery.  In her 1979 seminal essay, Grids, Rosalind Krauss describes the grid as “an introjection of the boundaries of the world into the interior of an artwork, it is a mapping of the space inside the frame onto itself.”  These boundaries appear as mirrors for our sociopolitical structure as well as the parallels and intersections of human experience; information is plotted and chronologized in an effort to reveal perspective while the very construction of the grid simultaneously gives way to voids and static space.  Though each artist investigates the grid’s manifestation differently, each piece can be understood as a cropped fragment of a much larger, gridded context.

Contributing artists for Tracing the Ground include:  Courtney Cooper, Morgan Eyering, Marc Governanti, John Humphries, Tori Keith, Chase Melendez, Rebecca Solnit, Braxton Thomas, Margaret Weiner, Rose Sukrow, Alan Wight and Yiqing Yang.

 Contributing artists for One Line Over the Other include:  Mark Albain, Kate Corder, Grant Gill, Shandelle McDuffie, OGH, Mark Payne, Arvind Sundararajan, Emily Van Walleghen and Jessica Whittington

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Baklava By The Fire
Nov
19
6:15 PM18:15

Baklava By The Fire

In collaboration with Tikkun Farms, the Welcome Project is hosting an evening of music, art and community to celebrate Cincinnati's newest neighbors—refugees from Syria, Bhutan, Guatemala and Eritrea—and highlight a number of new projects forming at the Welcome Project in Camp Washington. Join us for conversation around the fire, an improvisational sound performance, "flashlight" tours of the Tikkun Farm gardens and free alpaca selfies.

Doors open at 6:15 PM
Music begins at 6:45 PM

Tickets are $7 and get you a drink ticket and dessert ticket. 
Cash or check will be collected at the door. (Sorry, no cards).

The Welcome Project is a social enterprise that combines a cafe with a boutique to train Cincinnati’s refugee and immigrant community members in restaurant and store management. Workshops, support sessions, gardening and artistic outreach throughout the Camp Washington community are currently offered by this budding enterprise. The Welcome Project space has a restaurant storefront that's currently undergoing rehab. The Welcome Kitchen will serve as an incubator for refugees and immigrants who want to start their own restaurant as well as a work-place training program for those who would like to work in the restaurant industry. Additionally this will be a teaching kitchen, with public cooking classes from the refugees who are chefs there.

We look forward to sharing more about these projects and introducing you to the amazing women we have the pleasure of working alongside everyday.

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If It Won't Hold Water, it Surely Won't Hold a Goat
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

If It Won't Hold Water, it Surely Won't Hold a Goat

Please join us for Erin Johnson's If it Won't Hold Water, it Surely Won't Hold a Goat, a performative lecture on goat farming, interspecies relationality, queer kin, institutional dysfunction, and Georgia's Goat Man. This is a companion piece to Johnson's video of the same name currently on view at Wave Pool as part of the exhibition Animal Magnetism

Utilizing both historical and fictional narratives, Johnson's video, sound, and social practice works blur the lines between rehearsal and performance, real and imagined landscapes and borders, and perception, memory, and interpretation. These research-driven artworks evidence a fundamental situationality, shape­shifting depending on the collaborator, topic, and resources at hand.  She received herMFA and Certificate in New Media from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Bowdoin College. 

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Baklava By The Fire
Oct
29
6:15 PM18:15

Baklava By The Fire

In collaboration with Tikkun Farms, the Welcome Project is hosting an evening of music, art and community to celebrate Cincinnati's newest neighbors—refugees from Syria, Bhutan, Guatemala and Eritrea—and highlight a number of new projects forming at the Welcome Project in Camp Washington. Join us for conversation around the fire, an improvisational sound performance, "flashlight" tours of the Tikkun Farm gardens and free alpaca selfies.

Doors open at 6:15 PM
Music begins at 6:45 PM

Tickets are $7 and get you a drink ticket and dessert ticket. 
Cash or check will be collected at the door. (Sorry, no cards).

The Welcome Project is a social enterprise that combines a cafe with a boutique to train Cincinnati’s refugee and immigrant community members in restaurant and store management. Workshops, support sessions, gardening and artistic outreach throughout the Camp Washington community are currently offered by this budding enterprise. The Welcome Project space has a restaurant storefront that's currently undergoing rehab. The Welcome Kitchen will serve as an incubator for refugees and immigrants who want to start their own restaurant as well as a work-place training program for those who would like to work in the restaurant industry. Additionally this will be a teaching kitchen, with public cooking classes from the refugees who are chefs there.

We look forward to sharing more about these projects and introducing you to the amazing women we have the pleasure of working alongside everyday.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Oct
29
11:15 AM11:15

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Animal Magnetism Exhibition Opening
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Animal Magnetism Exhibition Opening

Wave Pool hosts “Animal Magnetism,” an exhibition of artwork that explores the ethical and ecological relationships formed between species.

October 7th, 2017 from 7-10pm, Wave Pool will hold an opening reception for “Animal Magnetism,” an exhibition curated by University of Cincinnati Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Kim Paice. The show features prints, sculptures, video, sound works, and books, ranging from the 19th century to today, and which address issues of ethology, ethnography, romance, observations on observation, crossings, and interspecies communiqués. 

Building on the work of philosophers such as Donna Haraway, the works in “Animal Magnetism” explore contact zones where species meet, calling for respect for all species. The show’s title refers to a 19th-century pseudoscience and healing technique of Franz Anton Mesmer that explored attraction between bodies. Here, attraction connects dissimilar works of art to the poetics of bodily attraction (biotic and abiotic, celestial and earthly), literary notions of desire (including the work of Edgar Allen Poe), and to the joy and love of anti-literary poetics that were championed by the Surrealists with magnetic fields. Thus, “animal magnetism” opens onto the overwhelming attraction to all things animal, today. 

The show serves as a site in which contact zones created by scientists and artists - addressing issues such as species extinction, captivity, and the study of behavior in multispecies interactions are explored—thereby challenging human/animal binaries and the ethical implications of such separations. The space of the show itself serves as a kind of “contact zone,” where human exceptionalism is upended and conversations about how life may flourish through attentiveness and respect for species are strongly encouraged. Artist Loraine Wible will perform hypnosis on attendees during the opening reception.

Contributing artists include: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzdilla, André Alves, Laurie Anderson, Margaret Atwood, James Audubon, Rachel Berwick, Gustave Doré, Llewelyn Fletcher, Simon Leung, Future Retrieval, J.J. Grandville, Hope Ginsburg, Francisco Goya, Erin Johnson, Roger S. Payne, Carolee Schneemann’s cat, Mark-the-Shark, Mark Jesus Quemada

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)

Please come to share your work and discuss what you're working on! These meetings have been great and every month there are new faces. Though we will offer you a critique of your work if you want one, these monthly meetings are catered to you and your needs, so if you say you just need a push forward, we're happy to give you unabashed encouragement as well. 

If you don't want to share, but just want to come and talk art, that's fine too! Hope to see you there!

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Creative Dive with Indigo Hippo
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Dive with Indigo Hippo

Join Indigo Hippo for a dive into the world of creative exploration!  At Indigo Hippo, we believe that creativity keeps us afloat, brings joy, and can be relieving when the challenges of life pile up.  In this workshop, we'll bring a variety of creative reuse materials for participants to play with as we enjoy reflective moments.  We'll explore the following: "What challenges have you experienced lately and how might creativity be applied?" while creating beautiful pieces of visual art.

Please register in advance here so we know how many supplies to have on hand! Snacks and beverages will also be available.   

This programming is part of the exhibition 'The Gathering Space' and is funded in part by the Puffin Foundation.

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The Sleep Show
Sep
16
to Sep 17

The Sleep Show

Wave Pool and Chase Public present “The Sleep Show” a concert focused on comfort, meditation, and sleep. Ambient loops and calming melodies create a relaxing atmosphere where the audience is encouraged to get comfortable and lounge.  Come prepared with pillows, sleeping bags, pajamas. Let the music shape your dreamscapes, as you experience a concert in a unique environment. Musicians will play from 11pm to 9am in a continuous performance from night to dawn focused on impacting the subconscious, a layer below direct attention. Music provided by David Corns and friends.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Poetry and Pie
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry and Pie

There will be poetry. There will be pie. Wash it down with some utterances, exclamations, and reflections from a few local sculptors of the word. You could call it something like, “intersectional guerrilla food shares”, but, hey, let’s just eat some pie. Readers to be announced. Organized by Joshua Kruer.

Programming as part of The Gathering Space exhibition. Funded in part by the Puffin Foundation. 

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The Gathering Space, Exhibition Opening
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Gathering Space, Exhibition Opening

A group exhibition that turns an art gallery into a temporary bookstore, tea shop, and “living room” for Cincinnati opens August 26th, 2017 from 6-9pm at Wave Pool. 

How can a white box become an organic, warm, and inviting space for community? This group exhibition will transform the gallery into an open living room for Camp Washington. San Francisco’s Adobe Books founder and proprietor for 25 years, Andrew McKinley, will join us in transforming the gallery into a bookstore, photography studio, and gathering place. Local artists and partners will program and ‘un-program’ the space with group reading, working, play and hanging out. This exhibition attempts to create a murmuration of the community, building experiences and connections that aim to outlast the temporality of the gallery installation.

In addition to Andrew McKinley, the exhibition will include tea and pastries from refugees and immigrants who work with Heartfelt Tidbits, a giant beanbag sculptures created by PLOP!, and a create-station art making installation by Indigo-Hippo. Events and interactions will be produced by and in collaboration with Mary Clare Reitz, Joshua Kruer and Chase Public.

At the opening reception, in addition to experiencing the installation, visitors will be invited to try tea and Armenian pastries, as well as participate in Mary Clare Rietz’s interactive listening performance entitled Listening Loop. Part game, part therapy, part sharing economy, part cultural and political resistance, Listening Loop is a social practice art work in which listening is the medium, listening is a transformative act, and cultivating a network of listeners is the goal. 

Additionally, performance and Visual artist Lara Allen will perform during the opening. Allen and artist Johanna Jackson will collaborate on her performance costume. 

The exhibition will be available for interaction from August 26th – September 30th. There will be a closing event on September 28th in conjunction with a pop-up exhibition by the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Curatorial Studies class in the upstairs gallery. 

Wave Pool is open Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5pm. This exhibition is funded in part by the Puffin Foundation.

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CAR WASH: Wave Pool Pool Party and Car Bed Show
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

CAR WASH: Wave Pool Pool Party and Car Bed Show

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Mark your calendars for Wave Pool's annual fundraiser. Come in your swim trunks and be ready for an art-filled summer swim party. This year we’re adding a car bed show organized by Working Girls Co., a twist on the traditional car show where artists reimagine the popular car bed into interactive sculpture. Come to party and support the place where art meets community! 

Art auction takes place from August 13 - 19, with works going to the highest bidder at the end of the CarWash (7pm on the 19th). Artworks can be previewed and bid on before the event at http://www.ola.com/store/wave-pool 

Additionally enjoy music by SwimTeam, a dunktank, a Put-Put course by SLAPface, Caravan's traveling sound studio, prints by PullClub, Able Projects, a slip n slide, and more! Drinks sponsored by Rhinegeist! 

P.S. If you want to contribute food, art, strange talents, or you just want to help sling drinks that day, please contact us at wavepoolgallery@gmail.org.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Crit Night (aka Artist Support Group)

Please come to share your work and discuss what you're working on! These meetings have been great and every month there are new faces. Though we will offer you a critique of your work if you want one, these monthly meetings are catered to you and your needs, so if you say you just need a push forward, we're happy to give you unabashed encouragement as well. 

If you don't want to share, but just want to come and talk art, that's fine too! Hope to see you there!

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Prayer Flags for Cincinnati: Exhibition Reception
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Prayer Flags for Cincinnati: Exhibition Reception

Prayer Flags for Cincinnati is a collaborative project led by Detroit-based artist Whitney Lea Sage featuring the perspectives and input of local Cincinnati residents which will inspire both the themes and images of the flag as well as their locations of installation. A continuation of a project first started in Detroit, the series is modeled after Buddhist prayer flags which are traditionally hung around homes, villages, and sacred sites and are believed to ward off evil spirits and bring luck to those touched by the winds that pass through them. Instead of using traditional materials, these flags are made out of the scraps of ordinary life and people, including clothing, doilies, handkerchiefs, napkins, tablecloths, pillowcases and curtains. The goal of the Prayer Flags project is to reinsert people within the storyline of the city by soliciting the residents of Cincinnati to donate found fabrics to be incorporated into the project or write letters or fill out gallery questionnaires about their relationship with the city they reside in. Throughout the duration of the exhibit at Wave Pool Gallery, visitors are invited to view Sage's previous iteration of the Prayer Flags project, view the Cincinnati project from production to completion as well as are invited to utilize our 'maker space' to produce their own prayer flags or to contribute letters or their input for the project. 

There will be a public reception for Sage’s exhibition in the gallery, featuring images of the new works created around Cincinnati, on July 22nd from 6-9pm. This reception will be in conjunction with an opening in the upstairs gallery of work by local artists Nathan Meyer and Zach Evans, who are showing recent works that are reflections on meaning, featuring mounted Polaroids, paintings, and other photographic works.

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Non-Memory
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Non-Memory

Artists Nathan Meyer and Zach Evans show semi-recent works in the upper floor gallery at Wave Pool. Their works reflect on meaning-making, and feature mounted Polaroids, paintings, prints and photography.

Nathan’s Statement
I became fixated on the idea of capturing these little non memories and the emotions behind them. I took over a hundred Polaroid’s over the course of these months. I felt that Polaroid’s best captured these moments because they were able to instantly make a non significant moment, physical, and therefore significant. The "non-memories" are presented with alterations, a scorch mark or a pen drawing, to illustrate the emotional state behind them. The actual memories are presented as they happened. The Polaroid’s are presented linearly, as both memories and non-memories.

Zach’s Statement
Meaning in life! How could there be? Moments fade away so fast. And if they stayed, bitter
A struggle with futility? Persistent dissatisfaction is manufactured
Completeness? Exploration opposes stagnation
Happiness is distraction. Emptiness propels. Happiness is narrow. Joy is untouched

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Prayer Flags for Cincinnati: A Workshop
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Prayer Flags for Cincinnati: A Workshop

Prayer Flags for Cincinnati is a collaborative project led by Detroit-based artist Whitney Lea Sage featuring the perspectives and input of local Cincinnati residents which will inspire both the themes and images of the flag as well as their locations of installation. A continuation of a project first started in Detroit, the series is modeled after Buddhist prayer flags which are traditionally hung around homes, villages, and sacred sites and are believed to ward off evil spirits and bring luck to those touched by the winds that pass through them. Instead of using traditional materials, these flags are made out of the scraps of ordinary life and people, including clothing, doilies, handkerchiefs, napkins, tablecloths, pillowcases and curtains. The goal of the Prayer Flags project is to reinsert people within the storyline of the city by soliciting the residents of Cincinnati to donate found fabrics to be incorporated into the project or write letters or fill out gallery questionnaires about their relationship with the city they reside in. Throughout the duration of the exhibit at Wave Pool Gallery, visitors are invited to view Sage's previous iteration of the Prayer Flags project, view the Cincinnati project from production to completion as well as are invited to utilize our 'maker space' to produce their own prayer flags or to contribute letters or their input for the project. 

Until July 15th, boxes for donated fabric items to be utilized in the project (examples listed above) will also be located in the gallery and are greatly appreciated, especially items featuring any of the traditional colors of red, yellow, green, blue and white.

On July 15th Sage will conduct a public workshop which will focus on the traditions of Buddhist prayer flags, highlighting how the flags are traditionally produced, where they are displayed and their visual symbolism. Attendees will have the opportunity to produce prayer flags inspired by their own relationship to where they live, utilizing traditional and non-traditional methods including block printing, embroidery and hand-painting. While supplies will be provided, attendees are encouraged to bring found fabric objects from home to use (old clothes, towels, linens, etc.) if they wish to add a personal touch to their flags. At the end of the workshop, guests will leave with a strand of flags to install around their homes, their neighborhoods, or their schools, bringing good fortune to all touched by their presence.

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Dark Asana Yo)))ga
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Asana Yo)))ga

Dark Asana is a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga class set to heavier music and practiced in the dark. Types of music to expect in our class include drone, noise, stoner metal, black metal, atmospheric metal, ambient, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. Beginners are always welcome! Class will take place in the upstairs community room of Wave Pool, now meeting on various nights of the week so stay posted on the group page!

BYOMat and $5 to be paid at the door! For those who find solace in the darkness, join us.

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