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Stephanie Syjuco's Shadowshop at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

I am very happy and honored to be one of the artists participating in Stephanie Syjuco's project, Shadowshop, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.   I contributed graphite and watercolor portraits made from facebook profile pictures.  I then made refrigerator magnets from those portraits and sold both at Shadowshop.   

Stephanie Syjuco (2014 Guggenheim Fellow) describes Shadowshop as, "A temporary and alternative store/distribution point embedded within the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's fifth floor galleries, Shadowshop will stock hundreds of artists’ multiples, small works, tchotchkes, catalogs, books, zines, media works, and other distributive creative output.

While operating as an actual mom-and-pop style store, Shadowshop is also a platform for exploring the ways in which artists are navigating the production, consumption, and dissemination of their work. Four themes (1. artwork-as-commodity, 2. cultural souvenirs, 3. bootlegs and counterfeits, and 4. alternative distribution systems) will contextualize selected projects that are both complicit with and also critical of capitalist circulation."

Open to the public November 20, 2010 to May 1, 2011, at SFMOMA

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