The Art of Penelope Gottlieb

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

While flowers often sit prettily in still lifes, Penelope Gottlieb‘s plants explode, twist and writhe with cartoonish intensity. Her previous series, “Extinct Botanicals,” was an attempt to recreate plants that have gone extinct. Gottlieb’s stylized approach — she often embellishes the plants with knives, rockets and other aggressive weaponry — was born from her attempt to recreate these plants from her imagination, as there are few visual references for the plants on the “confirmed extinction” list. Gottlieb’s solo show, “Gone,” will debut at Edward Cella in Los Angeles on September 8. Take a look at some images from “Gone” and “Extinct Botanicals.”

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