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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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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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Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

If there is anything surprising about the Picasso exhibition currently on view at the Columbus Museum of Art, it is that there are still grand performances mounted by the legendary master himself. The Spanish painter who was best known for restructuring and revising the trajectory of art history with his Cubist works, which fractured the […]

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Review: Remaking Tradition at MINT

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Remaking Tradition at MINT

Art is propped up by tradition.  It teeters on stilts built by the great masters of Renaissance painting, the varied and expansive traditions forged by a wide range of religions and cultures, and was disembodied by the conceptual artists of the postwar era.  It is hard to imagine what could possibly come next.  The new […]

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Wallace Peck: Works on Paper

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Wallace Peck: Works on Paper

Wallace Peck, described in his artist biography as always-smiling and filled with boundless joy, embodies the mission of Open Door Art Studio in his current solo exhibition at the studio’s gallery. To begin with, Peck’s work output is tremendous.  Prolific, even.  His twenty-five charcoal, graphite, and pastel drawings on display feel as though they are […]

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Review: Melvin Edwards Redefines Modernist Sculpture

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Melvin Edwards Redefines Modernist Sculpture

There is magic in the reused, genius in the constructed, grace found in steel.  Melvin Edwards, an African American artist who has been making steel sculptures of all sizes for five decades, is redefining our dust-collected definition of modernist sculpture in his enormous exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades at the Columbus Museum of Art. The […]

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