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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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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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