The Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to annoiunce a special project by Penelope Umbrico “Bad Display (eBay) and TVs from Craigslist” to be featured opening night at the upcoming PHOTO L.A. 2017 Art Fair opening next Thursday, January 12th. More information on this and all the Featured Programs for this event can be found at this link by double clicking here.
Penelope Umbrico offers a radical reinterpretation of everyday consumer and vernacular images. Umbrico 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.”
She finds these moments in the pages of consumer product mail-order catalogs, travel and leisure brochures; and websites like Craigslist, EBay, and Flickr. Identifying image typologies—candy-colored horizons and sunsets, books used as props—brings the farcical, surreal nature of consumerism to new light.
About Photo LA 2017:
Opening Night: To Benefit John Wayne Cancer Foundation and The LUCIE Foundation
Thursday, January 12, 7pm – 10pm
The REEF/LA Mart 1933 Broadway Los Angeles, Ca 90007
The 2017 edition will mark photo l.a.’s third year at The REEF, with 60,000 square feet of premium event space on the building’s second floor. The REEF is a “complete habitat of creation”, with a mission to support all types of creators and bring together diverse artistic communities. Based in the historic LA Mart building, The REEF’s central downtown location is conveniently situated near LA’s major freeways and Metro system, providing easy access by car and public transit. The REEF offers affordable onsite parking and is within walking distance to many prime restaurants, hotels, and retailers.
Friday, January 13, 11am – 7pm; Saturday, January 14, 11am – 7pm; Sunday, January 15, 11am – 6pm