illuminate sf


Ivan Navarro (2020)
1066 Market Street

Navarro’s use of everyday architectural elements, from neon lighting and water towers to ladders, have been a recurring symbol in his artwork. THE LADDER (SUN or MOON) subtly penetrates both the public space and the public imagination, by merging familiar visual languages iconic to urban architecture in the United States, whose structures adorn facades, but whose functions are long buried beneath their nostalgic beauty. The charged combination of these two forms, provokes a conceptual and material dislocation that is the essence of artistic subversion.
Best Viewing: Anytime after dusk.