Current Exhibitions

From Studio to Carousel: The Whimsical World of Jonathan Queen
May 22- September 6, 2015
Sinton Gallery

Jonathan Queen completes Rapid Run Park in his studio.
Jonathan Queen completes Rapid Run Park in his studio.

Celebrate the opening of Carol Ann’s Carousel with an exhibition of works by Cincinnati artist Jonathan Queen. Cincinnati Parks selected Queen to create 16 original paintings for the carousel, located in Smale Riverfront Park near the Roebling Suspension Bridge in downtown Cincinnati. Each painting features a whimsical animal enjoying one of Cincinnati’s parks, including Lytle Park with a view of the Taft Museum of Art. Known for his realistic paintings of toys, which merge still life with narrative, Queen designed and sculpted 30 original animal characters that he included in the 16 colorful park landscapes. For the carousel, Queen also painted 16 views of Cincinnati architectural landmarks with the assistance of ArtWorks apprentices. This exhibition will feature Queen’s studies for the carousel paintings, clay models for the animals, and other carousel-related works, while revealing the painstaking process that Queen used to complete each painting. Playful, nostalgic, and witty, Queen’s carousel project captures the wonder and joy of experiencing the outdoors in Cincinnati’s beautiful parks.

Sponsor
The LaBoiteaux Family Foundation

Framing Provided By
Miller Gallery

Exhibition Support Generously Provided By
Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment
Warrington Exhibition Endowment
Chellgren Family Endowment

Free Sundays
Western & Southern Financial Group
Friends of the Taft Museum of Art

Season Funder
ArtsWave

Operating Support
Ohio Arts Council

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