Penelope Umbrico on “The World Wide Archive”

As crowdsourced imagery from the internet is an increasingly discussed topic in the contemporary art arena, New American Paintings writer Ellen C. Caldwell decided to seek out artists using the technique in interesting or dynamic ways. Alongside painters Gavin Bunner and Dan Gluibizzi, Caldwell included gallery artist Penelope Umbrico – whose practice primarily consists of photography and direct appropriation of such sources. Read how Penelope interprets the nature of “world wide archive” and “collective photography” by clicking here.

Signals Stills

Dan Gluibizzi
Gavin Bunner

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