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William Conger: Gouaches

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Gouache 11 , 2009 Gouache on Rag Paper 12" X 10.25" Image; Framed 5.5" X 3.5" © Courtesy of the artist and Roy Boyd Gallery
William Conger: Gouaches

739 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
October 29th, 2010 - December 7th, 2010

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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."