Author talk: Curator and art critic Bob Nickas to touch on contemporary abstract painters

Jesse Tigges, Columbus Alive

Bob Nickas is a well-respected, New York-based curator and art critic, a regular contributor to Artforum and Vice, and author of several books.

Nickas will discuss "Painting Abstraction," a definitive guide to contemporary painting that profiles 80 of today's most vital contemporary abstract painters, such as Mark Grotjahn and Amy Sillman, and features full-color reproductions of their work with comprehensive text by Nickas.

Books will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.

Canzani Center Auditorium

6 p.m. Thursday, March 13

60 Cleveland Ave., Downtown