June 9, 2023


Home Improvement

Shining a mild at the David Ireland Property

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Rico Duenas never considered of himself as an artist. A union electrician who lives in Potrero Hill, he’s prolonged pursued a pastime of setting up lamps from forged-off materials that he gathers even though going for walks around the community or purchases from many sources. 

“The Alemany Flea Marketplace is my beloved position in the metropolis,” Duenas stated.     

Substantially to his surprise and delight, his playful, industrial-chic creations have discovered an excellent setting at 500 Capp St., in which they mix in seamlessly amidst the observed objects, uncovered supplies, and savvy use of lights in the David Ireland Property. On screen as a result of Sept. 25, when the home is open up for free excursions and self-guided visits Wednesday via Saturday, the exhibition Mild Repair service improves everything bizarre and wondrous about the Victorian abode that Eire reworked into a do the job-in-progress installation amongst his arrival in 1975 and his mortal departure in 2009.

The house is stuffed with Ireland’s alternately rough-hewn and finely labored creations and often revolting artifacts (a jar filled with nail clippings tilts the stability from idiosyncratic to obsessive). A match built in urban scavenger heaven, Duenas came to the attention of the David Eire House’s just lately appointed curator Lian Ladia by using visual artist David Wilson, who inaugurated an extended residency method there earlier in the calendar year. Ladia understood she’d uncovered an best match at her first conference with Duenas.   

“He walked in and started out generating repairs, correcting some of David Ireland’s lights,” she said, noting that Eire worked as a phase designer and applied lighting throughout the household to subtle but dramatic result.

Ireland’s function brims with deadpan wit, from the plaques commemorating damage done to a variety of spots on flooring and partitions to his very own industrial lamp with a box switch mounted on prime. A significantly influenced piece features a cracked window pane put so that the fracture casts a shadow on a blank wall. It is a winking tribute to “The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even,” a signature operate by Marcel Duchamp, whose readymade aesthetic was Ireland’s catnip. 

Deunas designed his is effective especially for the residence. Some of his pieces amplify the current décor, with quite a few lamps featuring wavy, biomorphic arms created out of copper plumbing pipe, a product that Ireland favored. 

A work by Rico Duenas at the David Eire Dwelling. Image by Gabriela Quirós.

Many others completely transform it, like a small red bulb in the attic that suffuses the room with a scarlet glow obvious from the road. 

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