Visual Arts Program

Friday, May 13, 2016 — Thursday, June 30, 2016



OGRE - <em>Hareuhticks</em>
OGRE - <em>Hareuhticks</em>
OGRE - <em>Hareuhticks</em>
OGRE - <em>Hareuhticks</em>
OGRE - <em>Hareuhticks</em>

Opening Reception
Friday, May 13, 2015, 8 to 11 pm

"Peepulls is sheeps. They follow other sheeps. Sometimes there is sheep that duznt follow. That sheep sometimes splits flock in two. Sometimes all the sheeps change direkshunn. Lotso time tho sheep gets SMASHED!"


"OGRE Hungry! Born in da hills of Nastee Nati. He stay until trayned in toy making. He find clan of Fisher and Price in land of Chicken Wing where he spend much time. OGRE start making stuffs with paint and color. Now he back in land of Flying Pigs and Tastee Sawsuhjes. OGRE make stuff and Smash wherever he can."

As a long-established venue for free speech and freedom of expression, Hallwalls is pleased to present a new series of dynamic paintings by Cincinnati artist OGRE, each depicting historical figures from diverse eras who have all been—for whatever reason—deemed as "heretics." Depicted in a fluid style that draws upon illustration and tagging techniques filtered through a fine art practice, OGRE's library of hareuhticks includes portraits of Charles Darwin, Joan of Arc, Pussy Riot, Edward Snowden, Nikola Tesla, Yoko Ono, Malala Yousafzai, Jack Kevorkian, Galileo Galilei and Miley Cyrus.

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.