Our City Online

art reviews

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

Art Review: William L. Hawkins at the Columbus Museum of Art

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: William L. Hawkins at the Columbus Museum of Art

This spring offers two great chances for central Ohio residents to connect (or reconnect as the case may be) with one of our city’s most inventive and talented artists. William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography is currently on view at the Columbus Museum of Art and William L. Hawkins: Paintings and Drawings is on view […]

No Comments

Art Review: William Kentridge’s “The Refusal of Time” at the Wexner Center

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: William Kentridge’s “The Refusal of Time” at the Wexner Center

Location. Location. Location. It’s everything, right? That old adage is certainly true in the case of William Kentridge’s Refusal of Time; a multi-media installation that seems perfectly suited to its spot in the farthest reaches of the Wexner Center galleries. It’s the last house on the left. The end of the line. The final stop. […]

No Comments

Art Review: Tim Reitenbach’s “Fake” at Angela Meleca Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Tim Reitenbach’s “Fake” at Angela Meleca Gallery

It has been one year since Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States. Not surprisingly, this milestone has elicited every version of retrospective analysis you might imagine. Broadcast journalists fall over themselves to reach out to the base and the resistance alike. Experts are invoked, data is described, and pundits contort […]

No Comments

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 – […]

No Comments

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 […]

1 Comment

A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer

In the last gallery of the Columbus Museum of Art’s stellar exhibition A Dangerous Woman, visitors are prompted to answer the question, “Why do you think Honoré Sharrer was a dangerous woman?” It’s a fantastic question, and one that made me consider not just the singularly dangerous woman whose work is on view, but also […]

1 Comment

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, […]

No Comments

1 2 3 12

art categories


Drink beer and support Columbus Underground! Join us on Saturday, September 29th to sample coffee-infused beers!

CLICK HER FOR TICKETS & INFO