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Margaret Nielsen’s visual accent has shifted over the past forty years, but her essential vocabulary has remained tightly focused.

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Margaret Nielsen’s visual accent has shifted over the past forty years, but her essential vocabulary has remained tightly focused. Rather than recreate the symbols of poetic psychology, Nielsen adopted known, accepted imagery and used it to create vastly more complex scenes than Freud could have ever imagined. “Nielsen is able to zero in on generalized yet complex psychological states.” (Michael …

Margaret Nielsen’s visual accent has shifted over the past forty years, but her essential vocabulary has remained tightly focused. Rather than recreate the symbols of poetic psychology, Nielsen adopted known, accepted imagery and used it to create vastly more complex scenes than Freud could have ever imagined. “Nielsen is able to zero in on generalized yet complex psychological states.” (Michael Duncan, Art in America, 1995)

Over the decades her elemental terms of address have combined in increasingly odd situations, starting in the early surrealistic work in 1972. Fish swim in the carpet …

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