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

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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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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