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Exhibition: Past Particulate Matter (Things, Thingys, Thingies)Sep 07–Oct 23, 2010


Stephanie Syjuco ’s handmade versions of objects designed by users of the free, 3-D modeling program Google SketchUp exist somewhere between the bootleg, the copy, and the translation. Modeled from online designs that seem to lack value or utility, Syjuco ’s refashioned versions explore the handmade in the digital era of design, the uniqueness found even within the copy, and collaboration’s relationship to outsourcing, labor, authorship, and value.

Particulate Matter (Things, Thingys, Thingies) is presented concurrently with The Plastic Arts.


Particulate Matter (Things, Thingys, Thingies) is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago; and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.