Works by the longtime Cincinnati Art Academy professor, who taught hundreds of students from 1968 to 2001, will be the focus of an upcoming exhibit.
Stuart Goldman has been an educator and mentor at AAC for over 30 years. upcoming exhibition Cross Currents: Stuart Goldmanis the culmination of Goldman’s diverse body of work, enabling his continued impact on students and the community.
Cross currents opens March 31st at SITE1212 AAC from 5-8pm with a public reception and artist talk.
Goldman’s enduring presence in the Ohio art world expressed a deep concern for human rights, social justice, and the global implications of the genocide in Germany and elsewhere. Goldman currently serves on the board of the Cincinnati Art Museum and on the advisory committee of the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Gallery of Art. His curation included exhibitions on printmaking, the visual aesthetics of opera, and the long-term influence of the Renaissance.
Cross Currents: Stuart Goldman accompanied by writings by Sue Spade, professor of philosophy at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Dayton. Spade recently published a book chronicling her 35 years as a curator, critic, gallerist and museum director, titled Philosophy of Curatorial Practice: Between Work and the World.
Also part of the exhibit are interviews with AAC President Joe Girandola and former University of Cincinnati employee Christy Nelson, who served the University of California for 40 years in various roles promoting the arts. Both professionals have extensive experience in the art world that will provide compelling and informed commentary on Goldman’s work.
Girandola is a classically trained stone carver and recipient of notable grants, including the 2017 and 2019 BLINK Artist Grant. Nelson was a professor of art history in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, where she led numerous study abroad trips to Italy with UC students.
Goldman’s work involves a variety of methods and mediums. His ink drawings, oil on linen and photographs carry an abstract aesthetic, often turning into portraits and nature scenes. Goldman focuses much of his work on the Holocaust – quite recently Hanging figures (2019) at Hebrew Union College’s Skirball Museum of Art.
Crosscurrents: Stuart Goldman opens March 31. Public reception and artist talk on Friday, March 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs until April 24. Cincinnati Art Academy: 1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. For more information visit www.artacademy.edu/exhibitions.