Gelah Penn, Polyglot #31, 2015, Plastic, Mylar, Wire, Metal, Acrylic Paint  - Sculpture by Gelah Penn
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Gelah Penn, Polyglot #31, 2015, Plastic, Mylar, Wire, Metal, Acrylic Paint

2015

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For some time, the two primary aspects of Gelah Penn’s studio practice—installation and drawing—were largely independent of each other. In the last few years, she has been bringing them closer together, both conceptually and materially. In the Polyglot Y series of drawings, she folds, smudges and punctures planes that project into space. There are concentrated regions of visual noise in counterpoint with each other and the expanses of relative quiet in which they reside. Penn also incorporates digital images of installation details to further hybridize the installations and drawings. Her drawings spring from a love of film, and particularly film noir, wherein the underlying abstract narrative is one of psychological dis-ease. For Penn, drawing is inquiry, so drawing in space seems an especially rich locus in which to pose a multitude of questions. Biography Gelah Penn’s work has been exhibited widely, most recently at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Foley Gallery, National Academy Museum, Jason McCoy Gallery, Smack Mellon (New York, NY); Carl Berg Projects (Los Angeles, CA); Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC); Brattleboro Museum (Brattleboro, VT); Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT); Vox Populi (Phildelphia, PA); and Bibliothèque Municipale Louis Nucéra (Nice, France). Her work is in the collections of the Columbus Museum (Columbus, GA), Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), Brooklyn Museum Library (Brooklyn, NY) and Cleveland Institute of Art/Gund Library (Cleveland, OH), and has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Art in America, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail and a feature in Sculpture Magazine. Penn has received fellowships from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Curatorial projects include the recent exhibitions object'hood, co-curated with Inna Babaeva, at Lesley Heller Workspace, and Diphthong, co-curated with Stephen Maine, at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center in NYC.

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    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 13 in. x W 8 in. x D 2 in.

    H 33.02 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 5.08 cm

  • Gallery location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference number
    LU1722747592

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