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Review: Charles Atlas – The Waning of Justice

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Review: Charles Atlas – The Waning of Justice

Charles Atlas’s mesmerizing video installation, The Waning of Justice, is on view until December 11 at CCAD’s Contemporary Art Space. In this compelling -if perplexing- work, we find Atlas’s long-standing engagement with human performance combined with his recent explorations into the choreographic potential of numbers and graphics. It creates a powerful experience that is both […]

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Art Review: White Elephant (1864-)

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Art Review: White Elephant (1864-)

White Elephant (1864-) is a stunning installation of one-of-a-kind wallpaper by artist Mary Jo Bole. It is currently on view at the Columbus College of Art & Design’s Contemporary Art Space, but only for one more week so don’t miss it! Drawing on her trove of family memories and Victorian-era source materials, Bole has transformed […]

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New CMA Ready for Grand Opening

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane New CMA Ready for Grand Opening

There was a time in the not-so-distant-past when museums had the reputation of being a bit stuffy. Perceived as temples of high culture, housed in imposing Neoclassical and Beaux-Arts buildings, museums were the stern guardians of our great artistic treasures. As one tip-toed carefully through galleries, whispering in reverential tones about the masterworks therein, art […]

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Review – After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Review – After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists

Pablo Picasso. You may love him or hate him, but there is no denying he was a game-changer. When he and fellow artist, Georges Braque, co-invented Cubism, they instigated a radical rethinking of the traditional visual language of painting. Their fractured, planar, abstract approach to depicting 3-dimensional subject matter on a 2-dimensional canvas ushered in […]

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Flashback to Now: OAC Support for Individual Artists

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Flashback to Now: OAC Support for Individual Artists

Flashback to Now, on view at the Riffe gallery until October 18, brings together a fascinating assortment of works from 15 artists, each of whom received an Ohio Arts Council fellowship in the 1980s. The works on display represent a wide array of styles and media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, basketry, and […]

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Art Review: Jack Whitten – Five Decades of Painting

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Art Review: Jack Whitten – Five Decades of Painting

This sweeping retrospective at The Wexner Center for the Arts provides an impressive overview of Jack Whitten’s career. Its 50 works dazzle with the wide variety of styles and techniques employed by Whitten, an artist who has been continually exploring new ways to exploit the properties of paint. “I cut paint, I laminate paint, I […]

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Art Review: Leah Frankel, Shed Series

Nora Kilbane Nora Kilbane Art Review: Leah Frankel, Shed Series

The Shed is a delightfully DIY exhibition space tucked into the lovely back yard of a Clintonville home. Artist Blake Turner, who has worked extensively with non-permanent exhibitions and found spaces, claimed this little barn-like building and converted it into “an art space for realizing ideas.”  Although more casual, and certainly less commercial than traditional […]

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