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Reviews of local art exhibitions, shows and events throughout Columbus.

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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Review: Clarence Darrow’s Words as Art

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Clarence Darrow’s Words as Art

Stacy Leeman is a local Columbus artist with some long tentacles. In recent months, her works have been featured in shows throughout the country from Alabama to New York to Oregon. Leeman’s style is abstract, she calls it “gestural symbolism” describing that as “mark making and juxtaposing incongruous colors to create a unified and absorbing […]

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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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Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

If there is anything surprising about the Picasso exhibition currently on view at the Columbus Museum of Art, it is that there are still grand performances mounted by the legendary master himself. The Spanish painter who was best known for restructuring and revising the trajectory of art history with his Cubist works, which fractured the […]

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Wallace Peck: Works on Paper

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Wallace Peck: Works on Paper

Wallace Peck, described in his artist biography as always-smiling and filled with boundless joy, embodies the mission of Open Door Art Studio in his current solo exhibition at the studio’s gallery. To begin with, Peck’s work output is tremendous.  Prolific, even.  His twenty-five charcoal, graphite, and pastel drawings on display feel as though they are […]

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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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