With new student shows nearly every week (here, Y-Axis, 2008, a multimedia installation by Brandon Truscott, Andres
Garcia Franco, and John Melvin), the Diego Rivera Gallery is a valuable site for experimentation and exhibition.

Diego Rivera Gallery

After The Fall
Monday, February 17 - Saturday, February 22, 2014
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 18 | 5-7 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Icarus descends into the ocean. Bas Jan Ader rides a bicycle into an Amsterdam canal. Tony Montana is shot in the back, sending his corpse into a fountain with a globe carrying his motto, “The World is Yours." Failure through the literal practice of falling is a well documented procedure spread across myths, fables, and artworks. But what occurs once this pivotal moment—a supposed ending—has happened? Is there a narrative to present that is worth exploring in the aftermath of a physical falling?

Confronting failure's subjectivity as well as its inevitability in the process of art-making and within day-to-day activities, the artists in After the Fall explore the essence of falling and investigate if there is potential for an epilogue in the rise-to-fall narrative.

Participating Artists

Rene Franco
Kendra Mamula
Gregorio Figueroa
Alexandra Delefkaran



About the Diego Rivera Gallery
The Diego Rivera Gallery, home to SFAI’s historic Diego Rivera Mural, is a student-directed exhibition space for work by SFAI students. The gallery provides an opportunity for students from all academic programs to present their work or curate in a gallery setting; to use the space for large-scale installations; or to experiment with artistic concepts and concerns in a public venue.

The Gallery is open daily from 9 am–5 pm for exhibition and mural viewing on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. Opening receptions are on Tuesdays, with an artist talk at 5:30 and a reception from 5–7 pm. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events