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

Art Review: The Whiteness of the Whale

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: The Whiteness of the Whale

You’ll recall this past August Wild Goose Creative hosted The Art of the Leviathan, an exhibition of artwork based on the novel Moby Dick. Now, as the year draws to a close Moby Dick surfaces again, this time at the Cultural Arts Center in an exhibition titled The Whiteness of the Whale. Given this confluence of like-minded […]

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Review: US IS THEM at the Pizzuti Collection

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Review: US IS THEM at the Pizzuti Collection

I liked US IS THEM when it opened in September. I like it even more now. They say context is everything. Given the recent national conversations on race, ethnicity, religion, culture, and security it strikes me as unlikely that the folks at the Pizzuti Collection could have timed this exhibition any better if they’d tried. […]

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Review: Creative Arts of Women Presents “A Little Bit Closer”

Mackenna Swing Mackenna Swing Review: Creative Arts of Women Presents “A Little Bit Closer”

After filling the OSU Urban Arts Space this past summer, the Creative Arts of Women (CAW) presented its newest exhibit, “A Little Bit Closer,” at the recently-renovated Vanderelli Room, a Franklinton art gallery that was voted one of the Top 10 Best Local Galleries in 2014. CAW returns to a more intimate setting with this exhibit, […]

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Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne

Judging by the trio of exhibitions currently up in and around Downtown, it’s safe to say that contemporary art is finding an audience in Columbus. Between Us is Them on view the Pizzuti Collection, the current exhibitions at the newly renovated CCAD Contemporary Art Space (featuring Beverly Fishman, Cordy Ryman, MJ Bole and Charles Atlas) […]

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The Ohio Art League Offers Creativity and Originality in Fall Juried Exhibition

Lauren Verhage Lauren Verhage The Ohio Art League Offers Creativity and Originality in Fall Juried Exhibition

Upon entering the Fort Hayes Shot Tower, I was struck by the airy spaciousness and simplicity of the environment. There was artwork hung up on the walls carefully, while the light shining in from the windows made its own art on the polished wooden floor. The Ohio Art League is here for its Fall Juried […]

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Flashback to Now: OAC Support for Individual Artists

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Flashback to Now: OAC Support for Individual Artists

Flashback to Now, on view at the Riffe gallery until October 18, brings together a fascinating assortment of works from 15 artists, each of whom received an Ohio Arts Council fellowship in the 1980s. The works on display represent a wide array of styles and media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, basketry, and […]

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Art Review: Convergence at Brandt-Roberts Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Convergence at Brandt-Roberts Gallery

Convergence, the exhibition currently on view at the Brandt-Roberts Galleries, offers both a novel format as well as the chance to appreciate some first-rate contemporary art. In organizing the show, gallery owner Michelle Brandt first scheduled gallery artists Christopher Burk and Jacci Delaney to exhibit their work together. Those artists were then invited to select […]

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