In-progress shots in my Brooklyn studio at the ISCP program: works destined for a September exhibition at Gallery 400 in Chicago. All are handmade objects based on “things” designed by other users of Google SketchUp, a free 3-D modeling program…
from the gallery press release:
September 7 – October 23
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 8, 5-8 pm
Syjuco’s handmade versions of “sculptures” designed by users of the free 3-D modeling program Google SketchUp exist somewhere between the translation, the copy, and the bootleg. Modeled after items tagged “sculptures” accessed in SketchUp’s online database, Syjuco’s refashioned versions explore the handmade in the digital-era of design, as well as authorship, authorization, labor, and value.
Stephanie Syjuco lives and works in San Francisco. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; The New Museum; SFMOMA; The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; and the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. Throughout 2007 she led counterfeiting workshops at art venues in Istanbul, Turkey; Beijing, China; and Manila, Philippines. In October 2009 she presented a parasitic art counterfeiting event, “COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone” in Frieze Projects, London; and contributed proxy sculptures for P.S.1/MoMA’s joint exhibition, “1969.” She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a 2009 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award.