Congdon Reviewed in Big Red and Shiny

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Dennis Congdon (Professor, Painting) was reviewed in the June 2016 edition of Big Red and Shiny in an article written by Mary Bergstein. In a lengthy retrospective Bergstein reviews and dissects Congdon’s 2015 show at Zieher Smith and Horton (55 Chrystie Street, New York) entitled¬†Congeries.

In the review Bergstein calls his work “magisterial” and “enchanting” while comparing his work to a psychoanalytic and archaeological excavation of ruins and regrets. The article covers a body of Congdon’s work that has been developing since around 2000 and takes each piece in turn ¬†to look at its connections with the artist and the wider cultural themes with which it articulates.

The full article can be found here

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