For those of us who like our art to be of the dentist-office-Monet variety, the work of conceptual artist David ireland can be a puzzle. He was an artist whose mediums included process and memory, and liked his installations to induce some discomfort. There's no better example of that off-kilter viewpoint than his own house at 500 Capp Street, acquired (rescued, really) by an art collector in 2008, and Ireland's work-in-progress, studio and archive for decades. It's already included in the South Mission architectural resources survey, but only as house, not a work of art. Mission Local reminds us the property's up for a conditional use change hearing on October 28 so it can legally remain an archive and work of art and perhaps finally, permit limited public access.
· Art Collector Buys David ireland's House [SFGate]
· David Ireland [Wikipedia]
· The South Mission: Where Victorians Meet Interactive Maps [Curbed SF Archives]
· David Ireland's House