There are three mini-galleries ("Pickelle", "Santos" and "McDonald") built on the inside of the doors in the graduate studios at San Jose State University. They're small cubes, approximately 15''. The studio doors' windows, through which one can normally look into the room, now function as vitrines for the works installed behind them - the room and studios are thus concealed by the "back wall" of the mini-galleries. There's also a sign up sheet and students can show their work for a week. Some of my works have merely populated these galleries, while others respond more to these mini-galleries as structure or site.
In 1974, at Claire Copley Gallery, Michael Asher removed the wall separating the exhibition area from the gallery office. Here I removed the mini-gallery box itself, thus returning to the initial function of the door's window and allowing for passersby to see artists working (or not). After a day or so, someone placed a photo to restore, I suppose, privacy, or because they felt uncomfortable with the empty space.