Penelope Umbrico Acquired by Denver Art Museum

The gallery is pleased to announce the Denver Art Museum‘s acquisition of Penelope Umbrico‘s work, “18,297,350 Suns from Sunsets from Flickr 04/16/14″ ( 2014). 

The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world. Its mission is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.

Penelope Umbrico (born in Philadelphia, 1957) graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She has participated extensively in solo and group exhibitions, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Umbrico is core faculty in the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media Program. Selected public collections include the Guggenheim Museum (NY), International Center of Photography (NY), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Contemporary Photography (IL), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. She lives in New York City.

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Jason Salavon Acquired by Berkeley Art Museum (CA)

The gallery is proud to announce the Berkeley Art Museum‘s acquisition of “One Week Skin (HBO-Sq)” (2012), a major work by Jason Salavon.

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s comprehensive collection—more than 19,000 works of art and 17,500 films and videos—is characterized by artistic excellence and innovation, intellectual exploration, and social commentary. Representing a tremendous diversity of global cultures and historical periods, the collection has particular strengths in Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese painting, Mughal dynasty Indian miniature painting, Baroque painting, old master prints and drawings, early American painting, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century photography, Conceptual art, and international contemporary art, classic and international cinema, West Coast avant-garde film, international animation, Soviet cinema, early video art, and the largest collection of Japanese films outside of Japan. BAMPFA’s Modern collection is built around a remarkable core holding of fifty paintings by the Abstract Expressionist painter and teacher Hans Hofmann and includes significant works by Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Ad Reinhardt, Jackson Pollock, David Smith, and Clyfford Still.

Born in 1970 in Indianapolis, Salavon obtained his MFA from Art Institute Chicago (IL). He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Columbus, Washington D.C. Houston, Seattle, Cologne, Seoul, London, Geneva, Basel and Paris, among others, and been featured in exhibitions at venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Smithsonian Institution (D.C.), and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA). Salavon’s work has been acquired for the public collections of the International Center of Photography (NY), Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Museum of Fine Arts (TX), Museum of Contemporary Art (IL), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Columbus Museum of Art (OH), Cleveland Museum of Art (OH) and more. In 2013, he was named one of the “50 Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists” by Art + Auction Magazine. Salavon lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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Andrew Schoultz at The Mine (Dubai)

Andrew Schoultz is part of the exhibition Between the Lines, now on view at The Mine in Dubai featuring  Kenton Parker, RETNA, Andrew Faris, Paul Insect, BAST, eL Seed, Jenny Sharaf and Word to Mother.

Click here for more information on the show.

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Yoram Wolberger at Bentley Gallery

Yoram Wolberger is part of the exhibition Off the Wall, currently on view at Bentley Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona.

Breaking away from artistic conventions, the artists in Off the Wall explore the relationships between painting, sculpture, and architecture. In Off the Wall the relationship of work to wall and wall to floor is at the heart of the work, whether on paper or in metal or wood, straight-edged or curvilinear. Color and form are made to interact with both the wall and the space of the viewer. As Ellsworth Kelly explained to composer John Cage, he wanted his works, both paintings and sculpture, to hang where they “meet the eye – direct.

The exhibition also explores the interplay of positive and negative space. You can’t look at George Thiewes’ Points Points Points, for example, a black sculpture hung on a white wall, without considering the relationship of the sculpture’s form to its backdrop – the piece appears to slice the wall.
Click here for more information on the exhibition.
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Yoram Wolberger in Time Out New York

Yoram Wolberger is featured in Time Out New York’s article “The best artworks at the Brooklyn Museum in NYC,” a collection of top ten artworks from their permanent collection.

Read the article here.

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Penelope Umbrico at Milwaukee Art Museum (WI)

Future Perfect, a career survey of the work of Penelope Umbrico, opened last night at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

 Embracing the flood of images available in the Internet age, contemporary artist Penelope Umbrico sifts through millions of images shared on Craigslist, Flickr, and other social media sites and appropriates them as source material for her work. She seizes upon popular subjects such as sunsets and televisions and creates large-scale installations that reveal contemporary society’s collective photographic habits and the underlying desires that shape them. Future Perfect features over 30 photo-based installations—comprising nearly 5,000 individual images—along with photographs, videos, and books that trace Umbrico’s obsessive systems of inquiry and online research since 2006.

The exhibition runs through August 7, 2016.

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Penelope Umbrico Interviewed by A Photo Editor

Penelope Umbrico has an extensive interview up on A Photo Editor, detailing her background, artistic process, and ‘Bad Display‘ – her solo show now on view at the gallery.

Read the interview here.

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