American Standard, the company, is a well-recognized manufacturer of bathroom fixtures, and the bathroom is the obvious theme of the show. But McEnroe divorces the bathroom from the body and instead sees it as a pristine and hygienic place. He uses mostly factory-made ceramic tiles finished in monochrome glazes, the kind of tile most often seen in bathrooms, to cover frameworks that are both in the form of cubes and in elaborate geometric shapes.
Some of the sculptures seem to lampoon minimalism, such as "ADA Approved," a set of three cubes, each side of which has been clad in a single large tile. In this way, McEnroe's work is distinct from the many neominimalists working around town, and the sculptures in this show may be more correctly seen as post-minimalist. Kicking the parody quotient even higher is "Congolium II," in which sixteen cubes covered in Congolium-brand floor covering have been mounted on the wall in a grid. It's like a goofy Donald Judd.
American Standard is not only funny, it's smart, too. Check it out before it closes on Sunday.