$7.00 - On Sale
A new series by Penelope Umbrico, Desk Trajectories (As Is) includes found images of used office desks for sale on the Internet. This work serves as an answer to her continual interest in a certain optimism typically associated with fictions of unattainable lifestyles marketed for and lusted after by consumers.
These desks, once the definitive site of organization and productivity, now sit empty, dusty, and cumbersome as awkward in their photographic frame as they are in the space in which they are pictured. The disorienting compositional space of the pictured flat planes inhibits the viewer to readily discern and give context to the objects presented. In these pictures, all efficiency, productivity, and elegance is in question the mere fact that the desk is out of commission, being sold, points to an attendant deflation of these values.
Edition of 1000
B/W Offset on Newsprint