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

Reconstructing Abstraction: Bradford at The Wex

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger

Mark Bradford’s current exhibition at the the Wexner Center serves as a potential springboard for dozens of conversations about art and society. The layered detritus of old billboards and advertising posters invites viewers to examine a particular place and time. The use of text (both in the titles and the works) directs our attention to […]

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Tomorrow’s Ruins… Today!

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger Tomorrow’s Ruins… Today!

That ruins continue to fascinate us should come as a surprise to no one. A short list of the world’s most popular travel destinations includes all manner of dilapidated temples, fortresses, castles, columns, and walls. Our interest in ancient ruins is complex. We approach them in a way as victors; we’re alive after all, and […]

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Art Review: Roberta Powell – In Humanity

Walker Evans Walker Evans

As you walk up to the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center you will notice interesting, and rather abstract, red and black statues which look like a design choice of the center itself. These statues however, are Roberta Powell’s, the 81 year old artist who has an exhibition in the McConnell Arts Center until April 18. […]

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Shadowbox Musicals presents: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (A Review)

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Shadowbox Musicals debuted their latest production last night – Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and I’m already trying to figure out how soon I can go back to see it again. Before going much further, I should point out that this isn’t a show I’d seen before, and […]

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