stephanie syjuco

 

PROJECTS
 

RECENT

> Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime)
> Neutral Orchids
> Cargo Cults
> Money Factory (An Economic Reality Game)
> Empire Gardens
> Hecho en Cuba (Made in Cuba)
> Artificial Currencies
> Dazzle Camouflage at Workshop Residence
> Public Pedagogy
> Market Forces
> American Rubble (Lancaster Avenue)
> The Fabricators (Tbilisi Edition)
> This is Not the Berlin Wall
> Dirty Works
> Copystand Books (Kronika Edition)
> Dazzle Camouflage Projects
> Cascadian Pattern Collapse
> Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals)
> Re-Mediation Lab
> Afghanicraftistan
> Empire/Other
> Ultimate Fabrication Challenge (Fauxrijuana)
> CHATFACE
> The Precariat (Material Witnesses)
> Cargo Cults: Object Agents
> Neutral Displays (Small Dilemmas)
> Ultimate Vision (Dazzle Camouflage)
> Ornament and Crime (Villa Savoye)
> Speculative Propositions
> Excess Capital
> FREE TEXTS: An Open Source Reading Room
> The International Orange Commemorative Store (A Proposition)
> RAIDERS
> Phantoms (H_RT F D_RKN_SS)
> Pattern Migration
> Shadowshop
> Learning to Love You (All)
> Particulate Matter: Things, Thingys, Thingies
> notMOMA
> COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone
> Custom Transitional Utility Object (Morris Mover)
> Temporal Aggregate (Borrowed Beuys)
> Anti-Factory Bristol
> Towards a New Theory of Color Reading
> The Berlin Wall
> Counterfeit Crochet Project (Critique of a Political Economy)


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Studio view (front to back): Neutral Bouquet; Still Life Dilemma; Large format photocopy of a portion of Thomas Hart Benton's lithograph from "The Grapes of Wrath" series.


Teaching Freudian Theory to an Unknown Object, patchwork sampler, black and white picture book of Freud's Vienna study

Neutral Displays / Small Dilemmas
2013

Mixed media sculpture and installation, including gallery shots and studo shots



This series of works involves the exploration of "neutral" color palettes and patterning in a loose relationship to the impossibility of neutrality in politics and social spheres. Influenced by "dazzle camouflage," a WWI-era technique of graphic treatments applied to sides of battleships, as well as traditional "ethnic" patterns, the object sillhouettes are disrupted or made more starkly outlined, preventing their ability to fade completely away.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gallery partial installation view


(left) Neutral Carpet / Istanbul, tiled laserjet prints, cut paper
(right) MEDUSA / Flags on Drugs, sewn flags, wooden dowels, tiled laserjet print, platform


(left) Modernist Hangover, bottles painted primer gray, paper, laserjet prints
(right)
Neutral Capital, book, painted artificial leaf, vase, cut paper


Wraith (Banana Republic, Forever21, Urban Outfitters), mass-produced clothing covering undisclosed objects

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