May 7, 2012
The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is the West Coast’s preeminent design event. The 2012 affair, which debuted April 28 and will run through May 28, benefits the financial aid program for San Francisco University High, and showcases dozens of the regions top interior and landscape designers. The 11,500 square foot classical revival show-house located at 2020 Jackson Street in San Francisco is the site for the transformation.
Embracing the concept of “wabi-sabi”, Ma(i)sonry Curator, Michael Polenske and Director of Design, Carissa Duncan, furnished the second floor bathroom space using re-purposed industrial fixtures and petrified wood. The artwork includes: “Toggle,” an oil on paper rain coat by Greg Lauren, “Travelers,” airport-confiscated scissors suspended from an umbrella by Michele Pred, and “Light Captured,” freestanding double screens of torched stainless steel mesh over acrylic painted stainless steel mesh by Mirang Wonne.
Each work is a paradoxical response to what is appropriate to place in a bathroom. Ma(i)sonry’s curator and proprietor, Michael Polenske affirms, “Duchamp created Fountain as his most iconic ‘readymade.’ If a urinal can be art, then why not a bathroom as a gallery?”
General admission to the showhouse can be purchased for $30 at the door:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday: 10am-3pm (last entry)
Thursday and Friday: 10am-7pm (last entry)
Sunday and Memorial Day: 11am-4pm (last entry)
CLOSED MONDAY (except Memorial Day)