Launch of the Paule Anglim Archive Room

Opening June 24, 2023

Exhibition run: June 24 – August 26, 2023

In conjunction with this exhibition of Ireland’s work, 500 Capp Street celebrates the launch of its newly-named Paule Anglim Archive Room, opening the space to the public for the first time for a special archival exhibition. Named after one of San Francisco’s most important gallerists who represented and championed Ireland and many other local conceptual artists, the Paule Anglim Archive Room houses objects, artworks, photographs, and ephemera that serve as an essential time capsule of the conceptual art movement of the 1970s-90s in the Bay Area and beyond. In 2022, Anglim’s estate donated several small artworks, papers, and more to 500 Capp Street, enriching the archive with works by many of Ireland’s contemporaries including Gay Outlaw, Paul Kos, Enrique Chagoya, William T. Wiley, Tom Marioni, Tony Labat, and Alan Rath. Select works from the newly expanded collection will be on display alongside pieces from Ireland’s personal collection and works by female conceptual artists from his circle including Hannah Wilke, Mildred Howard, Katherine Sherwood, Amy Trachtenberg, Ann Hamilton, Mie Preckler, Catherine Wagner, and Peggy Ingalls. Also on view are other donated or loaned works including several gifted by Jim Melchert and William T. Wiley’s 1977 book, Suite of Daze, on loan from printmaker Timothy Berry; and a just announced loan from Suzanne Hellmuth and Jock Reynolds of works by Nayland Blake, Paul DeMarinis, Bob Jones, and Jim Pomeroy. Screening in the Garage, will be Same Difference (1975), a film by Al Wong with sound by Terry Fox on loan from Canyon Cinema. Catalogs, personal correspondence, and other ephemera documenting the lives and careers of Ireland and his contemporaries will also be on display. 

The Paule Anglim Archive Room is accepting archival and research appointments. Email to inquire.

Launch of the Paule Anglim Archive Room is generously sponsored by Geoffrey De Sousa, with additional support by Suzanne Hellmuth and Jock Reynolds, Anglim/Trimble Gallery and in kind contribution by Rico Duenas.