The Edge of Vision Interview Series: Penelope Umbrico and Silvio Wolf
Watch new video interviews with artists Penelope Umbrico and Silvio Wolf speaking about their work in the exhibition now on view at Aperture Gallery, The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography curated by Lyle Rexer.
In the first video clip, Penelope Umbrico presents her installation of photographs TVs (From Craigslist), a series of TV images for sale she culled from Internet with the reflection of flash, giving insight of the seller’s presence and creating an indirect intimacy. Interested in conceptual rather than formal abstraction, Umbrico considers herself a documentary photographer, “a traveler through media,” sourcing found generic images and examining in this work, the shift of value from an Internet image to a physical one in the art market.
In this second clip, Silvio Wolf, one of Italy’s entries into the 2009 Venice Biennale, speaks about his Horizon and Chance series combining straight photography and the unexposed ends of film rolls as negatives exposed to light. The end results are mesmerizing and meditative colorful images about light and absence of light. Wolf also mentions the importance of space in his work where the viewer reflected in the plexiglas is part of the image.
Stay tuned next week for video clips of Barbara Kasten and Bill Armstrong.
View related Silvo Wolf print.