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Art & Art History

Particulate Matter (Things, Thingys, Thingies)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010–Saturday, October 23, 2010
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607

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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.