Friday, January 24, 2014

Stephanie Syjuco at Catherine Clark (opening tonight)

There is an incredible list of links at "All Art Friday," one of my daily go-to sites:
http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/

Remember when Danish modern was the style du jour? I thought it was so elegant and coveted those covered cabinets. Stephanie Syjuco does a riff on furniture and the fantasy of style


Stephanie Syjuco's exhibit, Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals) opens tonight at Recology in San Francisco, CA.  In this exhibit, Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals), Syjuco takes beloved archetypes of modernist furniture and reproduces them dump-style to explore a range of ideas related to production, consumption, class and economies.  These works continue her investigation of copies and counterfeits, while also examining modernism's promise of utopian progress and the reality of that vision today. 

 Represented by Catharine Clark Gallery, Syjuco is a current artist-in-residence at Recology, one of the most progressive waste management providers on the west coast, focusing on resource re-use and ecosystem sustainability.  Recology's artist-in-residence program, which has hosted over 100 artists since 1990, provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend and a large studio space at the Recology Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center. The artists' studios are located on-site at Recology's 47-acre facility located west of Highway 101 near Candlestick Park, and is also the site of a three-acre sculpture garden containing work by former artists-in-residence.

  *Additional viewing hours:  Tuesday, January 28, 5-7pm with artist panel discussion at 7pm at 401 Tunnel Ave.

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