CENTRAL MARKET DREAMSCAPE
12' x 60'
Acrylic and Charcoal
Central Market Dreamscape was funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Artery Project. Using the word “Strand” on the theater marquee as inspiration, I reclaimed the abandoned Theater on Market Street in San Francisco using a detailed charcoal drawing of tangled strands of hair, symbolizing a feminist intervention. The large-scale, hand-drawn hair icon covered the facade of the building, contrasting the rigid architecture with a feminine symbol.
Built in 1917, the Strand Theater became a legend. After a long life as a mainstream theater, it went from projecting independent movies as a revival cinema to a porn theater showing projected video. It also became a popular venue for midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was closed by the city in 2002 and purchased by the American Conservatory Theater in 2012.