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Art Review: HERE: Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: HERE: Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin

The Wexner Center for the Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary with an exhibition that rightly aspires to the bold promise and grand vision of the building that originally opened in 1989. In HERE: Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin, the Wexner Center presents visitors with the work of three eminent, Ohio-born artists; artists whose careers have spanned […]

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Art Review: The Evolution of Columbus Art

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: The Evolution of Columbus Art

We’re at a point in our collective gallery calendars where the art of Central Ohio is front and center. In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement and Greater Columbus 2019 (both on view at the Columbus Museum of Art through September 29) have filled our summer with stunning, home-grown talent. Similarly, the […]

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Art Review: Summer Exhibitions at the Wexner Center

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Summer Exhibitions at the Wexner Center

At first blush, the three exhibitions currently on view at the Wexner Center can seem disparate and distinct. Jason Moran’s life-sized installations of legendary jazz venues operate on a scale far grander than Cecilia Vicuña’s modest and low tech precarios, while Barbara Hammer’s video installations and mixed-media works play on technological experimentation and exploration. These differences are […]

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Art Review: Double Yellow Line, by Danielle Julian Norton at Angela Meleca Gallery

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: Double Yellow Line, by Danielle Julian Norton at Angela Meleca Gallery

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.” It’s a proverb we were familiar with long before Marie Kondo and her exhortations to tidy up burst into popular consciousness. It’s also an adage you might keep in mind as you view Double Yellow Line, the gallery specific exhibition of works by Danielle Julian Norton […]

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Art Review: When Attitudes Become Chairs at Pizzuti Collection

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review: When Attitudes Become Chairs at Pizzuti Collection

“A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.”– Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Time Magazine, Feb. 18, 1957 Given that Mies van der Rohe had a fair amount of success as both an architect and designer, we’d do well to defer to his dictum in […]

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Art Review | I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Art Review | I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

As celebrations go, I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 pulls out all the stops. Like any centennial celebration worth its salt, I, Too… features music, dancing, ceremonies, speeches and parades — and that’s just in the artwork.  Look beyond the walls of the Columbus Museum of Art, and you’ll find that our […]

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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 […]

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