Lisa Penny

Lisa Penny is a London based practitioner who uses found kitsch objects both as components of photographs and sculptural assemblages. In Apartment Lisa Penny has installed a series of photographs entitled ‘Hierarchy’. Each photo shows similar elements in different configurations suggesting complex narratives that are further enriched by the photos location. The photos present household figurines in domestic scenes the photos then displayed within similar domestic scenes act as a precursor for what is to come as Lisa has installed a collection of found ornaments on the balcony.
The figurines nestle within the potted plants and are connected with black wool, which winds its way through the objects and the foliage. The work suggests an innocent’s world of play and theatrical positioning offer complex readings; the familiar is made strange with the use of ubiquitous china cats, dogs and statuettes bound and suspended as if caught in the midst of an epic ambiguous drama.

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