16 Broken Sets (eBay)

About Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico is best known for appropriating images on the internet from sites like Flickr and Craigslist, which she then manipulates to construct large-scale images or installations according to a minimalist aesthetic. Broken Sets (eBay) (2009–11) consists of a series of images found on eBay of broken LCD television screens; the images are cropped, turned on their side, and printed onto metallic paper, resulting in an abstract grid of images that obliquely critiques the banality of consumer culture. She has also created photographic installations from thousands of images found on Flickr of old office desks for sale, as well as sunsets which she discovered is the most photographed subject on the internet. “I use the screen grab or the crop tool the way I’d frame a picture with a camera on the street,” she has said.

American , 1980

Solo Shows on Artsy

Penelope Umbrico - Bad Display, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City
Penelope Umbrico: Silvery Light, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

Land Escapes, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York
Art Culver City Los Angeles, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City
In Bloom - A Group Exhibition, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City
Hike, Hack / Hic et Nunc, xpo gallery, Paris