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Disagreeable Object – Tour of David Ireland’s House

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Date(s) - 03/01/2017 - 04/29/2017
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

David Ireland House


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An artist guide led tour of the newly restored 500 Capp Street, the home of late conceptual artist David Ireland.

Tours are held Wednesday through Saturday 11AM, 2PM, 4PM

The exhibition The Disagreeable Object, takes its title from Alberto Giacometti’s 1931 surrealist sculpture of the same name. 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.

During a lecture given at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1987, Ireland alluded to his own similar sculptural concerns, comparing his work with that of Giacometti’s sculpture and he asked, “How does one develop a form that evades categorization?”

The artworks featured in The Disagreeable Object exhibition, relate to objects we recognize or desire, but which have been abstracted both psychologically and formally. These works are humorous, strange, and meant to challenge our idea of traditional sculpture.

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