Curatorial Projects > Copycat (2019)

Stephanie Syjuco
L-R: Grasshopper Floor Lamp (Black) Originally designed by Greta Grossman, produced by Gubi, 2014
Disassembled tripod, bent electrical pipe, lamp head, foam, zip ties, paint
Private collection, Oakland, CA

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 2014
Cardboard, foam, paint, wire, wood, hot glue, buttons, string, paint
Private collection, San Francisco, CA

All made from found materials during a four-month residency at Recology San Francisco.

Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery.

In Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals), Stephanie Syjuco recreates archetypes of modernist furniture by well-known designers including Charles and Ray Eames and Marcel Breuer using materials sourced from San Francisco’s city “dump” through her 4-month residency at Recology San Francisco. Her sculpture replicates the expensive furniture using scraps of metal, foam, wood, and anything else she had access to within the vicinity. Through this body of work, Syjuco explores ideas of production, consumption, class, and economies.


September 21 – October 31, 2019
Fine Arts Gallery at San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA