Stop what you're doing and take a minute to think about all of your favorite San Francisco landmarks. Sure, City Hall and the Golden Gate Bridge may top the list but don't leave out the wacky building on the corner of Sixth and sketchy known as Defenstration. Love it or hate it, we all know the blighted Hugo Hotel turned public art installation on the corner of Sixth and Howard and our city just wouldn't feel the same without it. But the furniture-clad building won't stay frozen in time without a little TLC. And that's where you come in.
1:AM Gallery and artist Brian Goggin have launched "Operation Restore Defenestration," a month-long celebration of the work’s 13th anniversary and the next era of the project’s existence. Brian is seeking your help to raise funds for necessary repairs and improvements to the artwork so that this unique city landmark will reamin a part of SF's public space. The exhibition at 1:am Gallery will include restoration work in progress and artwork for sale, with proceeds going towards the project.
We missed the opening reception on March 5th but it's not too late to get involved. Check out the exhibit and play a part in keeping this project alive.
"Operation Restore Defenstration" is on view at 1:AM Gallery through April 3.