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Sunday, April 05, 2009

"DON'T TOUCH ME" (2003) (MIXED MEDIA, 9.5 x 1.1 x 2 IN) INSTALLATION by STELLA LAI
Location: Foyer, Pygmalion-First Floor

"FOUR SEASONS VACATION -2" (2003) (gouache on paper, 30 X 22 in) by STELLA LAI
Location: Yellow Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor

"FOUR SEASONS VACATION -4" (2003) (gouache on paper, 30 X 22 in) by STELLA LAI
Location: Yellow Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor

"PUCHAA MASK" (2002) (YARN, 13 x 9 x 8 IN) SCULPTURE by STELLA LAI
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"PUCHAA IN BOX" (MIXED MEDIA, 2001) SCULPTURE by STELLA LAI
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"PUCHAA'S SHORTCUT" (2002) (ROTATING MOTOR AND MIXED MEDIA, 9 x 4 x 4 IN) SCULPTURE by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

"UNTITLED" (PUCHAA DRUNK AMONG WINE BOTTLES" (2003) DRAWING by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

"MTR SUPER HERO" (2003) (SILK SCREEN PRINT & HAND PAINTED PUSHPIN, #2/25) by STELLA LAI
Location: Turret Guest Bathroom, Pygmalion-First Floor

"[ ] PUCHAA AND CHECHE" DRAWING by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

EPHEMERA (DRAWINGS IN E.T.'S ART/POETRY JOURNAL, GALATEA GUEST BOOK, NLA AUCTION CHAPBOOK, & INVITATION AND INDIVIDUAL MASK MOLD FROM "DON'T TOUCH ME" INSTALLATION)
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First and Second Floors

"PUCHAA" (PAPER SCULPTURE) (2003) by STELLA LAI
Location: Galatea Offsite--SF Apartment

"A&G" (WATERCOLOR) (2006) by STELLA LAI
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

THIRTEENTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE


Stella Lai recently issued a Newsletter to encompass her busy-nesses! To wit:

2009 Updates
There's been a few exciting pieces of news I would like to share with everyone since my show in Beijing Oct 2008.

Interview with Daily Serving
by Allison Gibson

Allison and I meet in Ojai through Nathan Larramendy. She is currently writing for Daily Serving and Beautiful Decay magazines. View at http://www.dailyserving.com/2009/03/stella_lai_1.php#more


Giant Robot
by Martin Wong
I am very proud to be on the cover of Giant Robot 58th Issue. There is an 8 page interview with Martin inside. Thank you Giant Robot! View at http://www.giantrobot.com/


Beautiful/Decay: A to Z
Beautiful/Decay magazine and the Kopeikin Gallery are excited to celebrate the release of Beautiful/Decay's 26th Issue Z with a retrospective art show. View at http://www.kopeikingallery.com/


Flash Art Review
by Cecilia Freschini
FF2 Gallery in Beijing was reviewed in Flash Art. "Best of Beijing" View at http://www.tree-axis.com/stella/assets/press/FlashArt-sm.jpg

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Prov.: Direct from Artist; Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, CA

"[] (FOAM, CONTACT PAPER, SHADOW BOX-TYPE FRAME)" by STEPHANIE SYJUCO
Location: Babaylan Lodge

NINETEENTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE

Stephanie Syjuco has an update on her recent activities:

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EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS:
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The Village (Small Encampments)
solo exhibition
James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
April 2 - May 2, 2009
Opening reception: Thursday, April 2, 5-7pm
http://www.jamesharrisgallery.com

Syjuco constructed small cut-out dioramas taken from tourist photographs of the Philippines and placed them conspicuously throughout her apartment. She then photographed her living space as a personal travelogue. Her apartment became the landscape for the stage-like settings of the dioramas; acting as crude reminders of a place she is connected to by birth and yet very unfamiliar with. The four sets of paired photographs and the slide projection installation take on two seemingly disparate narratives: a documentary portrait of the artist’s domestic space with a completely constructed and fantasized “homeland” hidden within. The idea that she is a "counterfeit" Filipino is something Syjuco’s been very interested in playing with recently; exploring the murky area of cultural authenticity and even the fictions we create for our own allegiances. By examining and constructing objects with fictional identities and histories, the artist reveals a larger truth: that we constantly invent narratives about ourselves and about others.


It's Not Us, It's You
The San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
April 4 - June 20, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, April 3, 6-8pm
http://www.sjica.org/

"It’s Not Us, It’s You" is an exhibition that explores the inevitability of rejection in our lives – a timely topic in today’s woeful economic climate. Through a tragic and sometimes heartbreaking lens, the artists in this exhibition respond to the reality of rejection with subversion, self-reflection, humor and brutal honesty. The show is guest curated by artist Ray Beldner and includes paintings, sculpture, video, and multi-media work from artists Anthony Discenza, Stephanie Syjuco, Michael Arcega, Kara Maria, Steve Lambert, Jonn Herschend, Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman, Desiree Holman, Orly Cogan, Kate Gilmore, Robert Eads and Arthur Gonzalez.


Innapropriate Covers
David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
April 11 - May 29, 2009
Opening reception Friday, April 10, 5:30pm

Artist Talk with Stephanie Syjuco on opening night, beginning at 5:30pm
http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/David_Winton_Bell_Gallery/future_frameset.html

Through various forms of "covering" and acts of "inappropriation" the works chosen for this exhibition seek to uncover layers of meaning that were previously hidden or obscured. Although appropriation techniques have a deep and variable history throughout 20th-century art, in contemporary culture the rampant use of sampling, remixing, and appropriation has become a general and widespread activity. Inappropriate Covers seeks to revitalize the discussion of appropriation, using the combination of the two words in the exhibition's title to further develop and enrich our understanding of appropriation practices — practices where the artist seizes preexisting cultural materials to use as source materials for the creation of his or her own artwork.


Tech Tools of the Trade: Contemporary New Media Art
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
April 17 - June 28, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, April 17
http://www.scu.edu/desaisset/exhibits/Tech-Tools-of-the-Trade.cfm

This survey exhibition features work produced by Bay Area-based or Bay Area-rooted artists using new media—defined in the context of this exhibition as electronic, digital, or web-based. Organized into accessible thematic sections, the work in this exhibition explores the ways that technology has shaped our sense of selves, our vision, our bodies, and our world. The exhibition examines our cultural fascination with technology (including our continued faith in its benefits), our myriad uses of the internet, as well as the potentially troubling applications of technology in simulation and surveillance.

Panel Discussion:
Tactical Digital Aesthetics
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 pm, de Saisset Museum
An evening of art and conversation exploring new media, remediation, and cultural politics. Keynote by Johanna Drucker; roundtable by Ray Beldner, Stephanie Syjuco, Anthony Discenza, and Johanna Drucker; and moderated by Katie Vann and Kathy Aoki.


Unsolicited Fabrications
solo exhibition
Pallas Contemporary Projects (in conjunction with Space 126), Dublin, Ireland
Opening reception: Friday, May 1, 2009
http://www.pallasprojects.org/

Exploring issues of authorship, collaboration, and production, this solo exhibition presents a display and fabrication area where the artist will be making a collection of sculptures based on a shared database of online “artworks” created by users of SketchUp (a shareware 3-D modeling program). Acting as their "unsolicited fabricator," and using common everyday materials, Syjuco's attempts to handmake computer-designed sculptures calls into question ideas of craft, the copy, and also how a group of anonymous amateur designers come to define what an art object "looks like."


Rising Tide: Arts & Ecological Ethics
Conference and panel discussions
Sponsored by California College of the Arts & Stanford University
http://www.risingtideconference.org/

Saturday April 18, 11am - 12:15pm
I'll be speaking on the panel entitled "Material Culture and Sustainability":
What are new materials that artists/designer/architects are experimenting with? What materials have impacts on which industries? Where are the holes in research? What is sustainable business? How is culture sustainable?

Moderator: Bonnie Sherk, with panelists Stephanie Syjuco, Lynda Grose, and Banny Bannerjee


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For recent work, including past projects and lots of images, visit:
http://www.stephaniesyjuco.com


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Prov.: New Langton Arts, San Francisco

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