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

Exhibition Review: Red Horizon at the Columbus Museum of Art

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Exhibition Review: Red Horizon at the Columbus Museum of Art

There are times when an exhibition is just monumental. When the stakes are high, and the artwork reveals as much about the historical moment of its conception as it reflects our contemporary society. But then again, we find ourselves in unusual times. “Red Horizon: Contemporary Art and Photography in the USSR and Russia, 1960 – […]

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Exhibition Review: Action at a Distance at Angela Meleca Gallery

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Exhibition Review: Action at a Distance at Angela Meleca Gallery

Action at a Distance is a prolific exhibition mounted by Angela Meleca Gallery which seeks to redefine and reintroduce images of the Middle East. The works of five Lebanese artists – Youmna Chlala, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Rhea Karam, and Rania Matar – make a collective statement reconfiguring and reimagining dominant cultural representations of […]

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A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer

 Jeff Regensburger A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer

In the last gallery of the Columbus Museum of Art’s stellar exhibition A Dangerous Woman, visitors are prompted to answer the question, “Why do you think Honoré Sharrer was a dangerous woman?” It’s a fantastic question, and one that made me consider not just the singularly dangerous woman whose work is on view, but also […]

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Art Review: Discerning Patterns at Hammond Harkins Galleries Places Impeccable Craftsmanship on View

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Art Review: Discerning Patterns at Hammond Harkins Galleries Places Impeccable Craftsmanship on View

An evocative show of over 30 works examines the relationship between craft and fine art. Discerning Patterns, an exhibition of Carol Stewart’s paintings and Janice Lessman-Moss’s textile works at Hammond Harkins Galleries, is inspired by the interplay of color, pattern, and impeccable craftsmanship which is present in both artists’ works. Stewart, a Columbus-based still-life painter, […]

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Art Review: Alterations at Brandt-Roberts Gallery

 Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Alterations at Brandt-Roberts Gallery

Alterations, an exhibition currently on view at Brandt-Roberts Galleries, affords viewers the opportunity to explore the themes of modification, fragmentation and transformation through the works of three talented artists. While this trio have decidedly different approaches, the overall presentation is cohesive in its vision and successful in its execution. Katie Kirk is a Los Angeles […]

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Art Review: Carmen Herrera’s “Lines of Sight”

 Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Carmen Herrera’s “Lines of Sight”

Here’s some context. Carmen Herrera is a centenarian painter who’s been plying her trade since the 1940s. She’s lived and worked in Cuba, Paris, and New York. Largely ignored by the art world, Herrera didn’t sell her first painting until she was 89. Thankfully, recent years have been kinder to the artist. Interest in her […]

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Exhibition Provides Detailed Perspective on the Natural World

 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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