Visit the David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street and experience a work of art that embodies Ireland's art + life ethos and post minimal aesthetics. The House is the late Bay Area conceptual artist's historic house and most industrious and seminal work, often considered the masterpiece of his career. The House features 3-4 exhibitions per year that highlight a rotating selection of work.
Now on view in the main House, The Disagreeable Object. (through April 29)
The exhibition, The Disagreeable Object, takes its title from Alberto Giacometti's surrealist sculpture, The Disagreeable Object, 1931. A defying sculptural attempt against artistic categorization, poised between movement and rest, between art and non-art, The Disagreeable Object is a rebellious and humorously unappealing object. Its vulgar shape is embodied in a form that may be disturbingly incomprehensible, but nevertheless sculpturally perfect. "The 500 Capp Street exhibition, The Disagreeable Object," notes co-curator Diego Villalobos, "hinges on alternative definitions of "good taste," situating sculpture in the realm of attitude, beyond its material constraints."
In the Garage, Organic Logic: Organic Logic: Howard Fried, John Roloff, Mark Thompson (ends March 18)
Organic Logic: Howard Fried, John Roloff, Mark Thompson, the first project in The Garage at 500 Capp Street, takes its point of departure from John Roloff's concept of "organic logic." Roloff first arrived at the phrase preparing for a 1996 talk in Germany, encompassing the work of fellow Bay Area artists Howard Fried and Mark Thompson. The presentation in The Garage gallery, located in the home's former carport on 20th Street, brings together select work by these three prominent contemporaries of Ireland.
Presented by 500 Capp Street, the David Ireland House