No. 236: Penelope Umbrico, Vincent Fecteau

Episode No. 236 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Penelope Umbrico and Vincent Fecteau.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is showing “Penelope Umbrico: Future Perfect,” the artist’s first major museum exhibition. It features over 30 photography installations as well as individual photographs, books and video installations that demonstrate the range of Umbrico’s exploration of how images traffic through digital networks. The exhibition was curated by Lisa Sutcliffe and will be on view through August 7. The museum did not publish a catalogue of the exhibition.

Penelope Umbrico is among the leading artists exploring the consequences, often unintended, of photography’s migration to digital. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn., and the Museum of Contemporary Photography at the University of California, Riverside are among the museums that have given Umbrico solo shows. Umbrico has been the subject of three monographs and her work is in the permanent collection of museums such as the Guggenheim, LACMA, the Metropolitan, MCASD, SFMOMA and MoMA.

With the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art re-opening this week, the program features a clip from host Tyler Green’s 2013 conversation with San Franciscan Vincent Fecteau. Two Fecteaus are included in the opening installation: untitled works from 2010 and 2012. Each is a promised gift to the museum. Fecteau’s most recent exhibition was “You Have Did the Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In,” at the Kunsthalle Basel in 2015.

Air date: May 12, 2016

Penelope Umbrico, Suns (From Sunsets) from Flickr, 2006-ongoing.

Penelope Umbrico, Suns (From Sunsets) from Flickr, 2006-ongoing.

Penelope Umbrico, Four photographs of Rays of Sunlight in Grand Central Station, Grand Central Terminal, 1903-1913, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1930-1940, 1935-1941, 1947, or 2010, by John Collier, Philip Gendreau Herbert, Edward Hulton, Kurt Hulton, Edward Lunch, Maxi, Hal Morey, Henry Silberman, Warren and Wetmore Trowbridge, Underwood & Underwood, Unknown, or Anonymous (Courtesy: Associated Press, the author, Bettmann/Corbis, Hal Morey / Getty Images, Getty Images, Hulton Collection, Hulton-Getty, Hutton Collection, New York City Municipal Archives, New York Transit Museum, New York City Parks and Landmarks, Royal Geographical Society, SuperStock/Corbis, Underwood & Underwood, Warren and Wetmore, or Image in Public Domain), 2015.

Penelope Umbrico, Four photographs of Rays of Sunlight in Grand Central Station, Grand Central Terminal, 1903-1913, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1930-1940, 1935-1941, 1947, or 2010, by John Collier, Philip Gendreau Herbert, Edward Hulton, Kurt Hulton, Edward Lunch, Maxi, Hal Morey, Henry Silberman, Warren and Wetmore Trowbridge, Underwood & Underwood, Unknown, or Anonymous (Courtesy: Associated Press, the author, Bettmann/Corbis, Hal Morey / Getty Images, Getty Images, Hulton Collection, Hulton-Getty, Hutton Collection, New York City Municipal Archives, New York Transit Museum, New York City Parks and Landmarks, Royal Geographical Society, SuperStock/Corbis, Underwood & Underwood, Warren and Wetmore, or Image in Public Domain), 2015.

Penelope Umbrico, Image Collection 8: Sideways TVs, 2010-ongoing.

Penelope Umbrico, Image Collection 8: Sideways TVs, 2010-ongoing.

Penelope Umbrico, Desk Trajectories (As Is), 2010.

Penelope Umbrico, Desk Trajectories (As Is), 2010.

See, click-through the book of ‘Desk Trajectories here.

Penelope Umbrico, Everyone’s Photos Any License (654 of 1,146,034 Full Moons on Flickr, November 2015), 2015.

Penelope Umbrico, Everyone’s Photos Any License (654 of 1,146,034 Full Moons on Flickr, November 2015), 2015.

Penelope Umbrico, Moving Mountains, 1850-2012 of Aperture's Masters of Photography.

Penelope Umbrico, Moving Mountains, 1850-2012 of Aperture’s Masters of Photography.

Penelope Umbrico, Embarrassing Books, 2008.

Penelope Umbrico, Embarrassing Books, 2008.

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