High Art

Saturday October 18, 2014
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Netherland Plaza, Carew Tower
441 Race Street
Downtown Cincinnati, OH 

NEAR*BY Curatorial Collective hosted High Art, an exhibition on the subject of perspective, scale, and serendipitous visual discovery. The exhibition took place on the rooftop Observation Deck of one of Cincinnati’s most beloved and highest elevated buildings: the Carew Tower. Visitors to the one-evening exhibition rode the elevator of this Art Deco structure to the 45th floor, board a tiny elevator and rode it to the 48th floor, then climbed one last flight to visually identify the work of artists strategically placed around Downtown from this 574-foot vantage point. This grouping of diverse works by artists included Pam Kravetz, Jacob Lynn, Corrina Mehiel, Greg Swiger and Abby Mae Friend (among others) demonstrated how artists can employ simple techniques of size, color and movement to attract their viewer’s attention. Artists presented temporary, large-scale works and performances, which could be seen either by the naked eye or with the assistance of binoculars from the Observation Deck of the Carew Tower—encouraging the act of active looking.

High Art will took place on Saturday October 18, 2014, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at The Netherland Plaza, Carew Tower, 441 Race Street, Downtown.


Carew Tower, Cincinnati

NEAR*BY is an untethered curatorial collective that seeks to bypass the art institution, working as liaison between artists and pluralistic audiences. We aim to create ephemeral and interdisciplinary exhibitions that connect art with location and meld curatorial and artist practices while blurring the boundaries between installation and white cube