The Requiem Project, the nonprofit arts organization that makes its home at the Emery Theatre in Over the Rhine, continues to build this fall with a five-event series called "Art Moves Here," which debuts with the Sept. 20 opening of a
-affiliated exhibit called "Handsome" by Chris Hoeting.
Hoeting built "Handsome" specific to the Emery's nooks and crannies, knowing that his show would run in tandem with Midpoint Music Festival
performances at the site as well as a showing of Mike Disfarmer's
beautiful and sometimes unsettling portraits, set to be on display starting .
Like so many other endeavors over the past year, "Handsome" reflects the power and the potential of the Emery to occupy an emerging space in the local arts scene—to bring together art forms, artists and neighbors and together, to build a stronger, vibrant and diverse community.
As part of Fotofocus, "Handsome" uses prints and mixed media to explain culture, in this case the culture illustrated by Western movie director John Ford, who became fascinated with the story of lawman Wyatt Earp and his stories. Hoeting's work plays with the archetypes of Ford's day, deconstructing them and analyzing their meaning and cultural relevance.
In an Emery season that includes showcasing pieces by Andy Warhol and hosting dance and music performances, the theater's co-founder and artistic-executive director, Tara Lindsey Gordon, sees "Handsome" as a highlight.
• Attend the "Handsome" opening reception, Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6-9 pm.
• Mark your calendars for FotoFocus
events over the next month.
• Visit the Emery's new website
for more information.
By Elissa Yancey
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