Suns From Flickr, 2006, 2006 - Penelope Umbrico

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About Suns From Flickr, 2006

Suns From Flickr, 2006 is a unique piece that is based on the pages from Umbrico's monograph, Penelope Umbrico (photographs) an Aperture Foundation publication. For this edition, the collector picks a page (the 4 x 4 ft piece) or ...

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Suns From Flickr, 2006 is a unique piece that is based on the pages from Umbrico's monograph, Penelope Umbrico (photographs) an Aperture Foundation publication. For this edition, the collector picks a page (the 4 x 4 ft piece) or a double page spread (the 4 x 8 ft piece) from the Suns section of the monograph Aperture Foundation published with Penelope Umbrico, who then makes the individual 4 x 6 prints that get mounted to form the grid, which reflects the way they are laid out on the page; no two images are alike, as she never uses the same file from flickr, so each sequence is unique.  Once the page or pages is sold, they are no longer available. 

Penelope Umbrico (photographs) presents a unique and challenging approach to quintessential issues of representation in contemporary culture. Umbrico offers a radical reinterpretation of everyday consumer and vernacular images. She considers how images are used to construct and communicate consumer desire, and questions whether the growing volume of images we view online can foster a critical visual literacy.

Courtesy of Aperture Foundation.
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About Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico says that in her work, photography is not only the medium but the subject. She explores photographic technique, the way we as a ...Read More
Penelope Umbrico says that in her work, photography is not only the medium but the subject. She explores photographic technique, the way we as a culture make and consume images, the people and things that are collectively photographed, and how context or presentation affects the way an image functions. Umbrico says that she works "within the virtual world of consumer marketing and social media, traveling through the relentless flow of seductive images, objects, and information that surrounds us, searching for decisive moments—but in these worlds, decisive moments are cultural absurdities."

Umbrico has participated extensively in solo and group exhibitions, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. She is a core faculty member in the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media Program.Read Less

Suns From Flickr, 2006, 2006

Penelope Umbrico

Photograph
Size Price
48.00" x 96.00" $12,000
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C-Print

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Signed and numbered by the artist.

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