Carnegie Art Center has New Exhibits

Works by Jessie Dunahoo, organized with Institute 193, Lexington, Kentucky, is in the Ohio Financial Services Gallery. Jessie Dunahoo (1932-2017) was raised on a farm in rural Kentucky during a period when support for people considered to have a disability was even more limited than what it is today. Deaf since birth, Dunahoo also lost his vision as a young man. Using various fences and trees to hang intersecting lines, ropes, and wires that could be grasped and threaded, Dunahoo created a 3D map he used to navigate outdoor space, a practice he maintained throughout his life. Later in life, Dunahoo became involved with Latitude Artist Community and Institute 193 in Lexington, Kentucky, where his work evolved into a quilt-like structure taking on the dimensions of his four by eights foot studio table. This exhibition presents works created at Latitude in the years he spent there prior to his death in 2017.
Call and Response uses selections from the Linda and George Kurz Collection as a starting point to present artists with similar approaches to gestural, intuitive expression and abstraction. The pairings in this show reach across generations, geography, media and biographies to link objects by thematic sympathies and shared artistic impulses. The lines between these artists are not clearly drawn and frequently overlap in subject and process. Originally developed as a two-part exhibition that would bring in self-taught artists from the Cincinnati region, Call and Response will open as a collection exhibition and possibly expand its scope at a later date.

The exhibition includes works by Tauba Auerbach, Donald Baechler, Morgan Blair, Daniel Boccato, Will Boone, Johanna Jackson, Alexander Liberman, Robert Loughlin, Joyce Pensato, Scott Reeder, Madgalena Suarez Frimkess, Torey Thornton, Austyn Weiner, John Wesley.
Stephen Irwin: Miss Everyone I Ever Loved serves as a humble homage to the work of Stephen Irwin (1959-2010) and his poetic approach to imagery and community. The works in Miss Everyone I Ever Loved, alternate between his Irwin’s delicate erased drawings and rarely exhibited resin and plastic figurative sculptures that allude to bodies and moments barely captured, caught between emerging and disappearing. The exhibition is curated by Benjamin Tischer of New Discretions. Click here to read a recent review of Miss Everyone I Ever Loved written by Kevin Warth from Ruckus.
Gestures of Slowness: Snow Yu, Paige Früchtnicht-Ponchak, Julia Lipovsky is an intimate study of the margins between spectacular encounters curated by Sso-Rha Kang, an independent curator, writer and adjunct professor as well as 2020 Wave Pool Curatorial Resident. This exhibition presents works that utilize the gradual unfolding of time—exposing stillness as a felt and emotionally charged event.

The Yama Lab hands over a gallery to the intuitive investigator/restorative culture producer, phrie. This installation will serve as a laboratory and starting location for a conceptual, possibly physical, museum space. By exploring the neighborhoods directly around The Carnegie, phrie will also engage specific histories, places and memories to connect people and groups of people across time and space. phrie’s life and work experience includes but is not limited to: yoga teacher, engagement strategist, public folklorist, social designer, and action philosopher. Times and dates will be announced to join specific actions and events designed by phrie throughout this exhibition. Visit for updates.