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Exhibition Provides Detailed Perspective on the Natural World

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Exhibition Provides Detailed Perspective on the Natural World

The intersection of nature and art is a spot often marked by epic vistas and grand gestures. Whether it’s the massive canvases of Turner and Birdstadt, the monumental earthworks of Heizer and Smithson, or the stoic sculptures of Long and Goldsworthy, nature vis-a-vis art is usually presented to us in heroic scale. The urge to […]

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Enjoy Some Beautiful and Truthful Art While We Still Can

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Enjoy Some Beautiful and Truthful Art While We Still Can

How exactly are we supposed to write about art now? What context is left when the centuries old touchstones of critical evaluation have been exiled? We hitched arts’ critical wagon to the twin stars of truth and beauty, only to find that in post-election America both are pretty much meaningless. Truth? It’s clear now that […]

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Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957

It would be easy to survey contemporary art and assume it stole all its best moves from consumer product design and marketing. Whether it is the epic gloss and shine of Jeff Koons, the flawless finishes of Anish Kapoor, the pop-infused stylings of Takashi Murakami, or the cool, oversized appropriations of Richard Prince, art today […]

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Review: Utopia Banished at The Angela Meleca Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: Utopia Banished at The Angela Meleca Gallery

Angela Meleca Gallery kicked off it’s fourth season of exhibitions with a bang. Utopia Banished, curated by George Rush and Ryland Wharton, presents a compelling visual exploration of our unflagging (and as yet unfulfilled) desire to create a perfect society. Using Kim Stanley Robinson’s award-winging Mars Trilogy as their inspiration, Rush and Wyland have assembled […]

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Aaron Fowler’s Tough Love

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Aaron Fowler’s Tough Love

On June 1 it was announced that Michael Goodson would resign his position as Director of Exhibitions at the Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design and assume the role of Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts. While I expect Mr. Goodson will be greatly missed at CCAD, […]

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Art Review: Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada

I’ve seen Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada a few times since it opened at the Wexner Center this past January. That’s normal. I like to revisit those exhibitions I’ll be writing about. Usually it’s with the intention of gathering additional details or reviewing works I expect to highlight. Sometimes it’s just to experience the overall tone […]

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Sold Out. Tim Rietenbach at Angela Meleca Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Sold Out. Tim Rietenbach at Angela Meleca Gallery

The idea of the artist holding a mirror up to society has become such a common critical trope that I’m wary of even invoking it. To the degree that all art has some form of cultural context, it’s nearly impossible for it not to reflect culture back in some way or another. The mirror then […]

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