Philosophy

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...

The Elements of 500 Capp Street (Blog #28)

In last week’s blog, we touched on the importance of exploration and travel in David Ireland’s work at 500 Capp Street. Right after finishing graduate school, and shortly before purchasing 500 Capp Street, Ireland traveled to Asia with friends. This time abroad had a deep...