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

Art Review: Leah Frankel, Shed Series

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Art Review: Leah Frankel, Shed Series

The Shed is a delightfully DIY exhibition space tucked into the lovely back yard of a Clintonville home. Artist Blake Turner, who has worked extensively with non-permanent exhibitions and found spaces, claimed this little barn-like building and converted it into “an art space for realizing ideas.”  Although more casual, and certainly less commercial than traditional […]

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Review: Old Wood and Ancient Haunts, New Works by Linda Gall

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Review: Old Wood and Ancient Haunts, New Works by Linda Gall

Painter Linda Gall is known for her evocative images of abandoned industrial sites inhabited by an odd assortment of antique porcelain figurines. Depicted as if life-size, these strange ceramic protagonists can be kitschy and comic, or mannered and graceful. Their enigmatic presence serves to activate the narrative potential of what would otherwise be architectural still […]

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Three to Go: An Art Field Trip in Columbus

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Three to Go: An Art Field Trip in Columbus

I cleared out some space on my calendar on Friday so I could enjoy a mini art field trip. My intention was to catch up on some area artists and venues, both old and new. The fact is there are a lot of great places to see art in Columbus, certainly more than I typically […]

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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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