Thursday, October 15, 2009

Location: Dining Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

Location: Dining Room, Pygmalion-First Floor



Sharon Louden invites you, if you’re in New York City the evening of Saturday, October 24th, to attend a screening of her animation, “The Bridge”:

The Bridge
an animation by Sharon Louden
will be screened on just one night in New York City!
as a part of the

6th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival Audience Choice Screenings
Saturday evening, October 24th
at 8:00pm

at the
Duo Theatre
62 East 4th Street, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery streets
New York, NY 10003
(212) 598-4320

tickets are $10 at the Smarttix site and $15 at the door if they are available.

For the complete film schedule and to purchase tickets please go to:

The Bridge is about the object of paper becoming one with gesture and feeling as though, we as the viewer, are inside a living drawing. Its magical transformation comes about in 2-D and 3-D technology, in three chapters of the animation, where the gesture guides us from one abstract environment to the next.

As with all of my work, my intent is to create characters that in their simplest form evoke playful imagination and promote conversation.

This film has been awarded Excellence in Filmmaking by the Honolulu International Film Festival this past March, and has also been included in many Children's Film Festivals, so it's great for all ages to see.

The Bridge has finally come to New York for the first time, after being screened in museums, film festivals and galleries across the country, including at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Honolulu International Film Festival, Gallery Joe in Philadelphia, PA and Athens International Film Festival in Athens, Ohio.

The NYC Downtown Short Film Festival holds monthly screenings at which the audience is given ballots to vote on each film. Those films that receive the highest ranking at these screenings will then be screened at the annual NYC Downtown Short Film Festival in April, 2010.

The NYCDSFF began 5 years ago with 12 submissions. Last year, over 1,000 films were submitted – so many that the Festival Committee began holding monthly Audience Choice Screenings, with the winning films earning a spot at this year’s festival.

It would be a great pleasure if you were to see my latest effort in animation. Please come out to vote for The Bridge, and help send it on to the annual NYC Downtown Short Film Festival in 2010!

Thanks so much for your consideration and for your support of my work!
With Warmest Wishes,


Prov. Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Location: Babaylan Lodge


Stephanie Syjuco continues to be active. Here's her update of recent activities:

Hello friends and colleagues,

It's been a super busy lead-up to three projects that are opening this month of October: a large-scale commissioned project for the Frieze Art Fair in London, and two new works for the exhibition "1969" at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in NY. So now I'm happy to share the news and hope you can join me in coming out to see them in person!

Also, I have been awarded a 2010 Artadia Artist in Residence fellowship at the ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) in New York for three months next summer. This funded residency includes studio space and housing stipend, and I'm looking forward to the opportunity! More info on Artadia here: http://www.artadia.org More info on the ISCP here: http://www.iscp-nyc.org


"COPYSTAND: Autonomous Manufacturing Zone"
Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Park, London, UK
Private viewing reception: Wednesday, October 14
on view October 14 - 18, 2009

A parasitic project, COPYSTAND is a live artwork counterfeiting event to be held within its own gallery booth space at the Fair. During the week, a cadre of 3-5 artists at a time will be re-creating other artworks found within the Frieze Art Fair and displaying them as they are finished. All works will be available for purchase at a mere fraction of the cost of the originals, with a final liquidation sale happening on the last day. On the left side is the "production area" and the right side is the "gallery area" that will display the finished artworks.

Organized and conceived by Stephanie Syjuco. Commissioned by Frieze Projects 2010
Participating artists include:

Yason Banal, Filipino, resides in Philippines
Bernd Behr, German, resides in UK
Claudia Djabbari, German/Iranian, resides in UK
Gail Pickering, British, resides in UK
Jim Ricks, American, resides in Ireland
Stephanie Syjuco, American, resides in US
Maria Taniguchi, Filipino, resides in UK

Frieze Art Fair features over 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. The fair also includes specially commissioned artists’ projects, a prestigious talks programme and an artist-led education schedule. more

Frieze Projects is a programme of artists’ commissions realised annually at Frieze Art Fair. It is curated by Neville Wakefield and includes seven new projects as well as The Cartier Award and collaborations with this year’s partner institutions CAC Vilnius (Lithuania) and Arte Contempo (Portugal).The seven artists commissioned to create site-specific work for Frieze Art Fair 2009 are Mike Bouchet, Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth, Ruth Ewan, Ryan Gander, Per-Oskar Leu, Monika Sosnowska and Stephanie Syjuco. Commenting on this year’s projects, Neville Wakefield stated: “Whether taking the form of grand architectural obstruction or finding new ways of protesting, authenticating or motivating our relationship to the objects we make, look at and buy, this year’s projects create aesthetic opportunity out of the uncertainty that has become the hallmark of our troubled times.”



P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
opening reception: Sunday, October 25
on view October 25, 2009 - April 2010

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents 1969, a large scale exhibition occupying the entire second floor with works drawn from every department of The Museum of Modern Art. Exploring a cross section of art made during a period marked with revolution and socio-political tumult, this exhibition also will embrace five interventions by a current generation of artists whose work reflects the concerns of 1969 and brings the exhibition into the present. These younger artists will be given free reign to respond to the works on view and to the time period in general.

For the exhibition I am reproducing two iconic works from MoMA’s collection: Joseph Beuys’ “Sled” and Robert Morris’s “Untitled” felt work, which will be presented at PS1 in lieu of the originals. Due to the archival condition of the original works, they are unable to be shown and I was invited to address their absence and “reworked” presence within the show, giving each a new political and social spin by addressing issues of globalization, American labor, and gift economies.


"Borrowed Beuys" (working title)

Using all objects borrowed from my friends and extended social network, I am recreating Joseph Beuys' iconic "Sled" work from 1969. The six main components (wooden sled, blanket, flashlight, strapping, lard, and twine) were gathered from around the world via email solicitations. During the course of my search for the objects, I was offered many different variations of each one, bringing into the work an interesting dimension of variation within "sameness." Beuys' work existed as a multiple, and the multiples of offers I received will be displayed alongside the final chosen configuration. Each lender of a component will be credited as a formal lender to the exhibition. Essentially, I asked the general public to do what MOMA itself couldn't: lend a Joseph Beuys artwork for the show.


"Morris Mover" (working title)

I had a custom-made industrially-produced moving blanket fabricated in the exact height and width dimension of Robert Morris original "Untitled" work. Made by an American moving blanket factory, this work brings it in conversation with the industrially-made material of the original felt Morris. The final moving blanket will be used to wrap or transport works from MOMA to PS1, before finally being installed at PS1 in the same hanging manner as the original work. I will be in communication with the preparator crew at MOMA to figure out logistics, and i am excited by this added movement and "function" of the work before it's display as art. Snapshots will be taken documenting how it is wrapped around or padding various things (a challenge with all the slits), and several of these printed photographs will be displayed alongside the hanging work. As a proxy for the original Morris work, which cannot be lent to P.S.1, this new work will trace a similar, yet modified journey.

Artists in "1969" include: Vito Acconci; Robert Adams; Ryoji Akiyama; Carl Andre; Keith Arnatt; Richard Artschwager; Richard Avedon; Lewis Baltz; Robert Barry; Larry Bell; Mel Bochner; Marcel Broodthaers; Scott Burton; James Lee Byars; John Cage; Vija Celmins; Ron Davis; Walter De Maria; Agnes Denes; Jan Dibbets; Fluxus; Helen Frankenthaler; Lee Friedlander; Gego; Guerrilla Art Action Group; Philip Guston; R. L. Haeberle, Art Workers Coalition and Peter Brandt; Richard Hamilton; Strike Poster Workshop, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Douglas Huebler, Robert Irwin; Jasper Johns; Ray Johnson; Donald Judd; Stephen Kaltenbach; Craig Kauffman; Joseph Kosuth; Standish Lawder; Sol LeWitt; Lee Lozano; George Maciunas; John McCracken; Lutz Mommartz; NASA; Bruce Nauman; Claes Oldenburg; Dennis Oppenheim; Nam June Paik; Richard Pettibone; Adrian Piper; Arnulf Rainer; Ely Raman; Robert Rauschenberg; Gerhard Richter; Martha Rosler; Dieter Roth; Edward Rusha; Rudolf Schwarzkogler; Seth Seigelaub; Richard Serra; Joel Shapiro; Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt; Michael Snow; Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, David Novros, Forrest Myers, Robert Rauschenberg, and John Chamberlain; Lawrence Weiner; John Wesley; Christopher Wilmarth; and Gary Winogrand.

The artists acting as commentators are Base, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Mathew Day Jackson and David Tompkins, Stephanie Syjuco, and Hank Willis Thomas.



"Domestic Disturbance,"

Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California Berkeley
curated by Anu Vikram
Oct. 7 - 31, 2009.

"One Every Day,"
Elizabeth Foundation For the Arts Project Space, NY NY
curated by Amze Emmons
Nov. 2009

Columnist for SFMOMA's "Open Space" blog
Sept. 2009 - January 2010

Visiting faculty, UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, 2009-10
Lecturer, California College of the Arts, Graduate Fine Arts Program

Prov.: New Langton Arts, San Francisco

Monday, October 12, 2009

"PARVA, XXXIV" (1993) (ACRYLIC ON WOOD, 5.75 x 32 x 4 IN) by ANNE TRUITT
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment



The New York Times covers a retrospective of Anne Truitt:

“ANNE TRUITT: PERCEPTION AND REFLECTION,” opening on Thursday at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington

(Thanks to Emmy Catedral, whose works are also in Galatea's Art Collection, for letting me know!)

Prov.: Danese Gallery, New York

Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor



Lisa Solomon is busy! She updates on some recent activities:

Binding Constant at Rare Device in San Francisco
I'm super excited about this show. It's a whole new body of thread drawing work based on my memories of my grandparents.

Plus I LOVE the artists I'm showing with Marina Luz and Diem Chau . Starting Oct. 2nd, all of our work will be available to see and purchase online at rare device's website. You can read the press release for the show here.

the show opens Friday, OCTOBER 2, 2009
it runs through November 1, 2009 at

1185 Market Street
San Francisco 94103

Stitched, Looped & Knitted @ the Mills Building in San Francisco
my 7' bed drawing and a few other pieces are in this show curated by Kerri Hurtato of Artsource Consulting

Also included in the show are: Emily Bartletta, Lauren DiCioccio, Laura, Kamian, Aliza Lelah, Ruth Marshall, Lacy Jane Roberts, Esther Traugot, and Marina Vendrell

it's up NOW through December 5, 2009 at

220 Montgomery Street
San Francisco 94104
the building is open Monday - Friday from 8-6pm and by appointment on weekends

for more info or to make an appointment - contact Artsource

Group Show at Richard Levy Gallery
My work will be in a group show at the Richard Levy Gallery from

November 3 - December 5, 2009

514 Central Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

contact the Levy Gallery for more info

I hope I translate well
This June images of my work and studio as well as a lengthy interview were part of Art + Design a Chinese magazine.

you can see the 8 page spread on my website.
I hope what I said makes sense in Chinese :)

images of the entire magazine spread

Prov.: Graystone, San Francisco; 2005 San Francisco International Art Expo

Location: Kitchen, Pygmalion-First Floor



There's updated information and new images of pottery by Adam Field at TRAX Gallery in Berkeley. These reflect the artist's time in Korea studying with a 6th generation Onggi Master, Kimll-Mahn.

Prov.: Direct from Artist.

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