Opening this Saturday 4/10, 11am to 2pm: I’m having work at Catharine Clark Gallery in their viewing room, please stop by! In conjunction with the solo exhibitions of Charles Gute and John Slepian, I’ll be showing a small selection of works to inaugurate my joining the gallery. It’s a nice way to have a first outing and a chance to sample just a few things I’ve been doing over the years…
link on Artslant here.
San Francisco, CA: Catharine Clark Gallery announces concurrent solo exhibitions The Corrections by Charles Gute and the phenomenology of painting by John Slepian. Catharine Clark Gallery is also pleased to announce the representation of Stephanie Syjuco. Simultaneous with the exhibits by Gute and Slepian is an introduction to Syjuco’s projects in the gallery’s viewing room. All three artists’ works touch on common themes and use aspects of appropriation. Slepian’s and Gute’s works explore art-historical notions of subjectivity. The artists will be present for a walk-through discussion of the exhibitions on Saturday, April 10, at 11am, followed by a reception from 12:00pm to 2pm. The exhibitions continue through May 15, 2010.
In the Viewing Room, the gallery introduces the work of Stephanie Syjuco. Syjuco’s recent work uses the tactics of bootlegging, reappropriation, and fictional fabrication to address issues of cultural biography, labor, and economic globalization. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her objects mistranslate and misappropriate iconic symbols, creating frictions between high ideals and everyday materials. Recently, this practice has included re-creating several 1950s modernist furniture pieces by French designer Charlotte Perriand from cast-off material and rubbish in Beijing, China; starting a global collaborative project with crochet crafters to counterfeit high-end consumer goods; photographing models of Stonehenge made from cheap Asian imported food products; searching for fragments of the Berlin Wall in her immediate surroundings in an attempt to revisit the moment of capitalism’s supposed global triumph; and an exhibition consisting of fifty fully handmade re-fabricated artworks “curated” from the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA.
Born in the Philippines, Stephanie Syjuco received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and included in exhibitions at P.S.1, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The New Museum, SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, and the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. In 2007 she led counterfeiting workshops at art paces in Istanbul, Beijing, and Manila, and in December 2008 her work was the subject of solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. In October 2009 she presented a parasitic art-counterfeiting event, COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone, for Frieze Projects, London, as well as contributed proxy sculptures for P.S.1/MoMA’s joint exhibition “1969.” She lives and works in San Francisco.