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

Katherine Kadish: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Katherine Kadish: Looking Back, Moving Forward

It’s been a long winter. It’s been a cold winter and it’s been a grey winter. It’s also been a winter that doesn’t appear to be in any particular hurry to leave. Even as I type this (ten days into spring?), there is snow on the ground. Perhaps that’s why Katherine Kadish’s new paintings and […]

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Review: In Touch with the Spirit at The Ohio Craft Museum

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: In Touch with the Spirit at The Ohio Craft Museum

Those of us who’ve grown up in the Western European tradition can perhaps be forgiven for coming to view the visual arts as something that’s separate from our everyday lives. Oh sure, some of us might (might) have original art in our homes, and others might (might) go to an exhibition, visit a gallery, or […]

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Cuban Forever at the Pizzuti Collection

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Cuban Forever at the Pizzuti Collection

2014 is quickly establishing itself as a banner year for multicultural perspectives within our central Ohio museums and galleries. The Wexner Center’s mammoth Via Brasil initiative is scheduled to culminate this year with an upcoming series of films, performances, and the exhibition Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil. Meanwhile, the Ohio Craft Museum is preparing for […]

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Independent Spirits: Three Paths to Modernism at Keny Galleries

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Independent Spirits: Three Paths to Modernism at Keny Galleries

From an aesthetic standpoint, we live in a time that can rightly be described as wildly egalitarian. The walls that used to separate art from – well, everything that wasn’t art – are lower. It’s a world where new mediums and methods are adopted instantaneously and without question. The selfie is art, sound is art, […]

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Review: Lynch/Stemen Art Show

Doug Powhida Doug Powhida

Art is easy. Take some stuff and rub it on some other stuff. Maybe add some yarn and burn one of the edges off. It’s art. Good job. Art shows are tough. You take your burnt cornered yarn thing and you put it out for the public to see and you hope that people understand […]

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State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition 2013

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition 2013

The Ohio State Fair kicked off on Wednesday July 24th. The ceremonial opening of the gates provides our best chance to enjoy the charms of animal husbandry, fair food, aging rock stars, and fine art all in one sprawling venue. Wait. Fine art? I know, I know. This always feels like a challenge to explain, […]

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Inspired! Young Ohio Artists 2013

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Inspired! Young Ohio Artists 2013

If you’ve been following the visual arts even a little, you’ll have noticed that the old walls between fine art, design, and craft have have been eroding. Oh it’s true these categories still function as descriptors when necessary, but their prescriptive power and hierarchical connotations are all but gone. The age-old pecking order; the one […]

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