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Lisa Congdon, Anatomie

Rare Device
453 7th Avenue, 718-301-6375
Brooklyn Misc.
April 18 - May 20, 2007
Reception: Thursday, April 19, 6 - 9 PM
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Lisa Congdon has had a long infatuation with the color illustrations from vintage anatomy books. Anatomie is dedicated entirely to anatomical imagery and inspired by the bold colors and graphic representations used to illustrate organs and other elements of the human body in medical text. The installation will include collage, painting, and soft sculpture.

Lisa Congdon works in several mediums, including paper collage, screen-printing, ink, textiles, and paint. She is mostly self-taught, and uses her lack of training to her advantage. Instead of following refined technique, she works with her own sense of color, composition and design as her guide. Lisa is almost constantly photographing and annotating her life; each of her pieces, often part of a larger series, usually starts as an idea she documents in one of several small notebooks she carries with her everywhere. Lisa has been featured in Bitch and Adorn and her work will appear in Country Living and ReadyMade this summer. Lisa has shown in Seattle, San Francisco, Canada, and Los Angeles; Anatomie is her first New York show.
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