Author: 500 Capp Street the David Ireland House

A brief history….Conceptual Art

“Everything brought into proper focus and context can be an art object.” The Conceptual Art movement began in the 60s and was a movement based on ideas. Artist of this movement famously rejected standard ideas of art. Works created during this time were minimalist in nature;...

Finding A “Power Place”

“…I’m just constantly looking for the place where they say something to me.” David Ireland was very aware of space and what was happening inside of that space. The house at 500 Capp Street was never static. Ireland actively curated his home and constantly moved things...

Faithful to the Process

“But the perfect Dumbball tries to become faithful to the process.” David Ireland was very conscious of the notion of ‘process’ during daily life and when creating works of art. Dumbballs (1982-2009) are some of his works where process was most significant. Adhering to the process...

Happy Birthday David Ireland & Mr. Gordon!

This week at 500 Capp Street we are celebrating not only one, but two birthdays; David Ireland’s birthday on August 25th and Mr. Gordon’s birthday on August 30th. Mr. Gordon was, a boarder that Ireland inherited when he purchased the house at 500 Capp Street. Mr....

Construction Update – One Year Into The Journey!

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the start of heavy construction at 500 Capp Street. After six years of working on a detailed plan of action, the past 12 months have flown by in whirlwind of activity. 500 Capp Street is now secure on a...