Opening tonight, January 24th is “Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals),” Stephanie Syjuco’s solo exhibition after her 4 month residency at Recology, the city of San Francisco’s dump. For “Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals),” Stephanie 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. Continuing her investigation of copies and counterfeits, her George Nelson tables and Verner Panton lamps speak to how today’s reproductions are generations removed from their furniture forbearers. Using what she describes as a “shanty-like” aesthetic, Syjuco’s reproductions are certainly not meant to fool anyone or be functional. Instead, they bring the sleek, modern ideal into collision with the scavenged and cobbled-together through the immediate use of materials in rudimentary constructions.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24, 2014. 5-9pm.
Second Reception: Saturday, January 25, 2014. 1-3pm.
Additional viewing hours: Tuesday, January 28, 2014. 5-7pm.
Artist panel discussion with Stephanie Syjuco, Yulia Pinkusevich, and Brittany Watkins: Tuesday, January 28, 2014. 7pm.
For more information visit “Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals)” at Recology, San Francisco.