Thursday October 12

Ryan Lee Gallery

6–8pm | Special Viewing

Stephanie Syjuco: Citizens

Stephanie Syjuco’s second solo exhibition at RYAN LEE consists of new work that probe philosophic and historic definitions of what it means to be a “citizen” in terms of national belonging, civic engagement, and radical responsibility, including an installation of fabric banners based on iconic protest signs and a series of anonymous portraits of recently graduated college students whose basic identities make them vulnerable: queer, woman, of color, undocumented. Both the installation and photography consider the aesthetics of protest in the digital age with its parallels to previous national movements, such as Civil Rights and Japanese-American internment demonstrations. Crafting analog manifestations of digital content, flow and process, Syjuco navigates the distortion of images in the internet era and the effects of political upheaval as perceived by young citizens on the verge of adulthood. Through October 14.
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Above: Stephanie Syjuco, from Still Lives (Chromakey Aftermath), 2017. (c) Stephanie Syjuco; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE, New York.