From Alexander Castro’s review of Frances F. Denny’s exhibition “Pink Crush” at The Open Aperture gallery for Art New England:
“Much of my work is an expression of the ways I was taught to be a woman,” says photographer Frances F. Denny. Her previous portfolio, Let Virtue Be Your Guide, tackled a girl’s formation under the reign of “WASP femininity.” Her latest series Pink Crush continues this introspective archaeology, but the staid atmosphere of Virtue has been replaced by “Lisa Frank’s rainbow color palette,” Denny says and other imagery ripped from her childhood. What emerges is a potent survey of nineties nostalgia that Denny intends as not only “saccharine, [but] maybe even revolting.” She finds neither “earnest” nor “ironic” to be accurate descriptions of the work.
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