Curatorial Projects > Copycat (2019)

Stephanie Syjuco
L-R: Eames Style Storage Unit, 2x2 (Multi) originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 2014

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

Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery. Collection of the Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program.

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