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penelope gottlieb
updated: 05/23/2013
website: www.penelopegottlieb.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art
No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art
No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art
No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art
No $ Down  Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA
Delightful, Charmin, Cozy!
Bye Bye Rent
The Good Life At Its Best
No $ Down  Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA
No $ Down  Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA
Mini Estate
Spanish Doll House
No $ Down  Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA
A Whimsical Home
Untitled/homeless
 
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No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art  by penelope gottlieb
No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art
Artist framed drawings and furniture installation
January 2-May 23, 2010
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No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art  by penelope gottlieb
No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art
drawings on "collector" dinner plates
2010
Dimensions variable
No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art  by penelope gottlieb
No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art
drawings in artist frames and furniture installation
January 2-May 23, 2010
Dimensions variable
No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art  by penelope gottlieb
No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art
drawings on paper in artist frames
January 2-May 23, 2010
Dimensions variable
No $ Down  Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA   by penelope gottlieb
No $ Down Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA
Installation including fireplace, drawings and artist frames.
2009
Dimensions variable
Delightful, Charmin, Cozy! by penelope gottlieb
Delightful, Charmin, Cozy!
pencil on paper, artist frame
2009
16" x  12"  x 1/2" 
Bye Bye Rent by penelope gottlieb
Bye Bye Rent
pencil on paper, artist frame
2009
12"" x  31""  x 1"" 
The Good Life At Its Best by penelope gottlieb
The Good Life At Its Best
pencil on paper, artist frame
2009
20"" x  30""  x 1"" 
No $ Down  Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA   by penelope gottlieb
No $ Down Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA
Installation including fireplace, drawings and artist frames.
2009
Dimensions variable
No $ Down  Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA   by penelope gottlieb
No $ Down Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA
Installation including fireplace, drawings and artist frames.
2009
Dimensions variable
Mini Estate by penelope gottlieb
Mini Estate
Pencil on paper
2009
12"" x  30""  x 1 1/2"" 
Spanish Doll House by penelope gottlieb
Spanish Doll House
Pencil on paper
2008
18"" x  22""  x 2"" 
No $ Down  Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA   by penelope gottlieb
No $ Down Kim Light Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA
Installation including fireplace, drawings and artist frames.
2009
Dimensions variable
A Whimsical Home by penelope gottlieb
A Whimsical Home
pencil on paper, artist frame
2009
12"" x  16""  x 1"" 
Untitled/homeless by penelope gottlieb
Untitled/homeless
Pencil on paper
2009
18"" x  14""  x 2" 

Artist Statement

HOME

Where we live is sold to us in the form of a cultural rhetoric of desire.  The generic
deadpan quality of real estate photo advertisements invite the viewer/buyer to project their own fantasies onto the property.  The end result is that the hype of realty sales language is often in direct opposition to the actual nature of the thing itself.  Our collective dream-wish for a utopian domesticity breaks with our past and returns to an even more distant past.  Rich with cultural memory, myth and symbol, these wish-images penetrate our unconscious, leaving us with a fetish dream-symbol of the happy home within a class society

In these works, the banal quality of the newspaper sources are contrasted with the preciousness and ethereality of the hand made originals.   The images float in space, making reference to early daguerreotype photography, Thrift store frames evoke interior design colors and an aesthetic of desperation.

Like an archeological site, residential architecture includes notions of left over commodities and recalls mythic origins of our Western civilization.  English Tudor, Neoclassicism, Cape Cod and Western Country along with all their cultural mythology, are a kind of "skin" or container in which the owner wraps himself, identifying with their implied social evolution These homes represent scenes of the kind of domesticity we long for.  The dream still resonates, even in the current crisis of bankruptcy, foreclosure and homelessness.

Artist Bio / CV

Partial CV

EDUCATION
BFA  Art Center Collage of Design, Pasadena, CA.
MFA  University Of California Santa Barbara, CA.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010    No $ Down, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno

2009    No $ Down, Lightbox Gallery, Culver City, CA.

            Mid Century Wow, Heather James Gallery, Palm Desert

2006    Trans – Ethnic, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA
2004    Reading Faces, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Reading Faces, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA.
2003    The Portrait Under Surveillance, Contemporary Arts Forum,             
    Santa Barbara, CA.
2000    Home, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA. Juried by          
    Ann Philbin, UCLA Armand Hammer Museum
1999    Deconstructing the Gaze, University of Calif. Santa Barbara,

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009    LookySee, Otis College of Art and Design, LA, CA

            Draw the Line, Laura Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica CA

2008    Blown Away,  Krannert Art Museum, University of Ill.
            Nature Morte/Dead Nature, Rohrer Gallery, CA
            Looky See, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis Art Institute, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009    Allison Gibson, art ltd. Magazine,  No $ Down
    Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, ARTslant, No $ Down
2008    Leah Ollman,  Los Angeles Times, Around the Galleries
    Madeline Harmon, Los Angeles Loyolan, Take a look-see at Looky See
    Cynthia Valdez, THE Magazine,  Looky See: A Summer Show
2006    Josef Woodard,  Art Week,  Trans-Ethnic
            Peter Frank, Art On Paper, Draw, Paper, Scissors
            Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, What this Group Can Do with Paper
            Josef Woodard,  Santa Barbara News Press, Trans-Ethnic
2005    Laurence Rickels, artUS Magazine, The Portrait Under                 Surveillance
2004    Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, In the Thick of Things
            Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News Press, Facing the            

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
21c  Museum,  Louisville, KY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Fanny May Corporation
Chicago Art Institute