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We are pleased to invite you to join 1628 Ltd. to view our newest exhibition, Not Quite Seen: Investigating How Artists Perceive the World. 

Free Public Opening Event on 

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Link to event Tickets HERE

1628 Ltd., 11 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Not Quite Seen features 19 local and regional artists, Jennifer Baldwin, Cedric Michael Cox, Kristine Donnelly, Matt Eckerle, Gretchen Durst Jacobs, Ed Erdmann, Lindsey Graff, Susan Harrison, Cynthia Kukla, Radha Lakshmi, Vicky Lee, Beth Loudenberg, Emily Moores, Shannon O’Deens, Tom Owen, Michael Roller, Jonpaul Smith, Aspen Que Stein, and Emily Van Walleghen.

“Abstract art” is an extensive term that sprawls throughout the archives of art history. It has a deeply rooted history across the world, and as centuries pass, we are still drawn to the unseen and the imagined. It spans all art forms and can be interpreted endlessly by each person that views the work. 

There is no unchangeable formula to abstraction. Expressionism and even geometric abstraction provide radical freedom from principle, and in doing abstract work, artists are in a sort of conversation with the surface. Rituals and processes are created and sustained by the artist, not solely by the rules of the past. Color and shape are essential—they guide our eye, are loaded with meaning, and unlock the emotions of each image. Bold hues catch our attention while subtle tones provide a sense of peace, drawing each person deeper into the artist’s narrative.

Not Quite Seen is an exhibition about freedom from strict methods. It is an exploration of form, color, and emotion created individually by each artist and interpreted uniquely by each viewer. Above all, it presents new ways of looking at the world and within ourselves.

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The Summer 2022 exhibition will be on view from May 23rd, 2022 – August 19th, 2022.

Multiple works in this show are available for purchase. For inquiries about purchasing artwork, please contact: Katherine Donaghy, 1628 Ltd. Art Curator at


Opening Guidelines:

The official opening date for the exhibition will be Thursday, June 2nd from 6 PM – 8 PM. Our opening event will be broken up into two time slots (6 PM & 7 PM). This is a free ticketed event. Tickets are required to attend the exhibition to manage the number of guests in the facility at a time. 

Each session will last 60 minutes and will have a maximum of 60 entrants per session with ample space to social distance. 1628 is committed to making our gallery a place where visitors can come and feel safe, comfortable, and healthy. 

Social distancing guidelines to prioritize the safety of our guests are as follows:

  • We will be limiting the number of guests allowed into the gallery to 60 at one time to allow for proper distancing.
  • All patrons should maintain a six-foot distance from those not in your party.
  • Patrons are encouraged to wear a mask, though this is optional.
  • Sanitation stations will be provided for guests to sanitize their hands if they choose. 
  • Anyone feeling unwell should postpone their visit for another time.
  • We will not be hosting a food and beverage service. 
  • The pieces in the exhibition will be numbered to promote a steady flow of guests throughout the facility. 
  • The exhibition opening will occur on Thursday, June 2nd from 6 PM-8 PM, but the exhibition will remain up until the end of August in order to encourage guests to come after opening day. 
  • The exhibition will be digitally scanned so that viewers may also enjoy the exhibition virtually.

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