Art: Liquid Light: Joseph Marioni at DAAP's Reed Gallery

Cincinnati-born, Art Academy of Cincinnati-educated, New York-based painter Joseph Marioni is known for his monochrome paintings.

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Liquid Light

Cincinnati-born, Art Academy of Cincinnati-educated, New York-based painter Joseph Marioni is known for his monochrome paintings, which emerged in the wake of Minimalism. Although he rejects the suggestion that they are monochromes (because he applies varying hues of the same color), Marioni and his peers — painters like Ryman and Rothko — rejected representational painting with the purpose of emphasizing the objecthood of their canvas. And while this was a conceptual leap for artists, Marioni has also said that he makes “portraits of color,” so he walks a fine line between abstraction and representation. 


Through April 12. Free. DAAP’s Reed Gallery, 2624 Clifton Ave., Clifton, daap.uc.edu/galleries/reed_gallery.html.

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