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Chicago

Roy Boyd Gallery

Exhibition Detail
"Eminent Domain"
739 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654


February 24th, 2012 - April 10th, 2012
Opening: 
February 24th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
"Pharaoh" , William CongerWilliam Conger, "Pharaoh" ,
2010-2011 , Oil on Canvas, 48" x 30"
© Courtesy of the artist and Roy Boyd Gallery
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"WILLIAM CONGER's abstractions are doubly original: formally innovative, by way of their complicated dynamics, and thus important from a modernist point of view; and psychoaesthetically innovative, for their abstract forms express the unconscious more directly than Chicago fantastic imagery, suggesting that Conger's abstractions are more purely surrealistic...and their formal brilliance makes them aesthetically persuasive...by fusing fantastic imagery and pure formalism he has found the means of being true to himself and of restoring unity of purpose to abstraction, thus rescuing it from decadence."

 

Donald Kuspit, catalog essay 2009


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