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

Review: Saturday Morning Celebration

Dan Stout Dan Stout Review: Saturday Morning Celebration

The Saturday morning cartoon officially died in October of 2014. This past weekend, The Vanderelli Room held a sugary cereal-fueled wake in its honor. “It’s Saturday Morning Somewhere” is a tribute to the brightly colored cartoons that held generations of children in rapt attention. The group show features over a dozen artists and their interpretation […]

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Review: Forceful Perceptions at The Elijah Pierce Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: Forceful Perceptions at The Elijah Pierce Gallery

Here’s a thing about art: it requires engagement. It needs to be actively pursued. Once found, it needs to be, well, thought about. Maybe that’s obvious, but it’s a point worth making explicitly from time to time. In this era of immediate answers, instantaneous updates, and increasingly short attention spans, art is rarely given the […]

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NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today at Pizzuti Collection

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today at Pizzuti Collection

Before we get too far into 2015, I’ve got some unfinished business from 2014 that I need to attend to; namely a review of NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today currently on view at the Pizzuti Collection. The exhibition opened in mid-2014 and remains up through June 20th of 2015. So while I might be a little tardy […]

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Review: Parables and Politics & Elijah Pierce’s Art

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: Parables and Politics & Elijah Pierce’s Art

Elijah Pierce is one of the best known artists associated with Columbus. His works are held by major collections and his legacy continues to influence artists both locally and beyond. That’s a good thing. He deserves it. There are few artists who’ve had the impact and influence that Pierce has. The downside to all this […]

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Review: PULL LEFT at the OSU Urban Arts Space

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: PULL LEFT at the OSU Urban Arts Space

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: we live in an era of unprecedented globalization… I know, right? Globalization is so much a part of who we are that acknowledging its existence has become just another example of stating the obvious. Between international trade, treaties, monetary policy, migration, terrorism, and tourism, the impact and […]

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Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection

If you’re not familiar with the process, building an art collection probably seems like a pretty straightforward proposition. You identify works that you like and then you buy them, repeating as necessary. Simple. Sure, knowledge helps, and so does money, but at it’s heart collecting art is just another transaction governed by the cool logic […]

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Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection

Whether by chance or by design, printmaking in all its forms has garnered a fair amount of interest from Columbus museums and galleries this spring. In March, the Keny Galleries presented a terrific selection of American prints in their exhibition The American Experience: Master Prints (1853-2014). On nearly the same schedule, and just a few miles […]

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