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Thursday, November 5, 1987 TIIK CINCINNATI ENQUIRER AltD-7 14 SAVE AN -m ii imi AnninnNAi Riverbank holds trove of artifacts, inspirations for 'The Dawn of Joy' 30-50 11 II uL aW. ON ALL FALL BY OWEN FINDSEN courage the similarities as she 'V AND CLEARANCE itrwift MUMS. WALLHANGINGS. On view builds up multiple layers of paint I VVV 5. DRFARRANGED FLORALS.

GERANIUMS, creating the appearance of wall panels that have been buried under XW' 32" SILK 3 flowered nasturtiums, copper washed pewter pntruinuui i ma wii'i volcanic lava for thousands of SPATHIPHYLUM ALSO Sfe ON SALE "PEACE LILY' years, let all the panels are made of commercial products. One figure wears a shawl of paper lace. An other wears a skirt made of Silk IVY BUSH Dotled whisk broom. A red dot on another 4 fm (8 varieties to $12.98 Reg. 19.98 bottle is actually a pepperoni slice embedded deeply in plastic.

Despite the contents, the view- choose from) $798 6' Ficus in Clay Pot er gets the feeling of being in the presence of something prized and revered, an object of spiritual sig nificance, and we begin to wonder whether package designers are re Hants ORDER YOUR THANKSGIVING CENTER PIECES NOW SAVE 25 CALL 513-521-SILK FOR COMMERCIAL INSTALLATIONS AND FREE ESTIMATES OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK JfC ally the priests of some secret cult. The Cincinnati Enquirer A river bank is a great place to study culture. Not only is is a tranquil place for contemplation, but it is also a fascinating archaeological site, packed with artifacts of modern life: old tires, beer bottles, anti-freeze jugs and all the other jetsam that, one future day, will be all that remains of our society. It was during such a river bank stroll that artist Sandy Rosen made a discovery. Scattered all around her, among the junk, were scores of small figures of women, headless and armless, but certainly feminine.

To Rosen, they resembled Kore, the female statues of ancient Greece. Really detergent bottles The delicate dolls were, of course, detergent bottles. Most liquid dish washing detergents are packaged in plastic bottle, squeeze bottles at that, which are designed in an hour-glass female shape. Why would a product designed to be used primarily by women be shaped like a woman? "They're dolls, of course," says Rosen. "They're designed to appeal to people who grew up playing with dolls." The art begins as a visual pun, elegantly presented, but it also probes the motives of modern ad vertising and promotion, as well as the self-image of the modern con From this idea, Rosen has built a series of art works around detergent bottles, attaching real bottles, and other objects, to wood panels and painting over it all.

The art goes on exhibition Friday at the Toni Birckhead Gallery. She is also in the midst of creating an installation for the Southern Ohio Cultural Center in Portsmouth. It will be a tomb dedicated to the figure on the detergent bottle. The exhibition, which will open in February, is titled "The Dawn of Joy." This is no punchy Pop Art, simply treating commercial packaging as fine art, as Warhol did with the soup can. This is a rich and subtle art with many levels of meaning and a visual elegance to boot.

Linked to ancient cultures Anyone who has studied ancient cultures will immediately see the connections. One thinks of the small figures of women that have been unearthed in the caves of prehistoric Europe and in the burial mounds of American Indians, and certainly those miniature ceramic goddesses discovered in the ruins of palaces in Crete come to mind. Rosen's painting techniques en sumer. The question, artfully asked, is, "Are we, for all our modem trappings of technology, any more advanced than the people I tad every heated home needs the springlike comfort of proper humidity Heating a home often reduces indoor relative humidity to lower than recommended levels. So moisture should be added for health, comfort, protection.

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YOUR PARTICIPATING APRILAIRE DEALERS" 1 1 He does figures of jazz in which the player and the Heeler 4 taerqer 214 Hue Ain (aaa Cincinnati. Okie 5i)e TTI-7IM ended Hatiq 2a7 Coleratn Avenue Cincinnati, Ohm niJ2S MI-17J7 instrument are merged into a sin Recommended Relative Humidity gle form, into a visual pun as well 35 25 I as a clever manipulation of form. Sahara Desert vviiuaius turns 10 saure in nis Cammint Heatieq A Air Csnditianinf 4l0e Nartn (red Head Cincinnati. Onia 44211 eeMlOO TIY Comfert Air I00SS Nortn Wayne Avenue Cincinnati, Onie S2IS 742-03 1 1 sculpture of a basketball player, mwMttitisitmituiiiiii Death Valley ball in one hand and the other reaching out for cash. Williams V- "AS pfW Sf ill Suada Camuany S5S8 Harritan Avenue Cincinnati.

Onia 44241 S74-00eS At! Heatlnq Commercial Square lurlinqtan. Kentucky 4I00S tcS-0100 11, 1 Average Heated Home 13 -V MetatJ calls the sculpture Gimme five Margaret Hudson Ross is a 79 year-old retired teacher in Owens-boro, Ky. She's a naive painter, creating quaint scenes in the manner of Grandma Moses, but with a twist. Her art does not delve back to 19th century rural Americana, but to the events of her own time and place. She paints fashionable wedding receptions, country club dances and, in one particularly telling painting, an art museum reception, with galleries filled with faceless people.

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Bicentennial Cincinnati: The City in Photographs, Part II, through Dec. 19. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Information, phone 241-8124.

Hyde Park: Openings: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. THE MILLER GALLERY, 2715 Erie Ave. Soft paintings Caiman Shemi through Nov. 30. Gallery hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday.

Information, phone: 871-4420. THE MALTON GALLERY, 2709 Observatory Ave. Prints and paintings by Cynthia Archer and Will Petersen, through Nov. 30. Gallery hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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ART JONES, 325 W. Fourth paintings by Margaret Hudson Ross, recent work by La Von Van Williams Jr. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Information, phone: 784-1872.

TONI BIRCKHEAD GALLERY, 342 W. Fourth St. Sandy Rosen, Recent Work, through Dec. 30. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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It's the week of the art openings in Cincinnati, with all the galleries on West Fourth Street and those in Hyde Park all opening Friday evening. West Fourth Street: Openings, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. CARL SOLWAY GALLERY, 314 W. Fourth St. New Paintings by Charles Clough and new gallery acquisitions through Dec.

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