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

Monday, February 10 - Saturday, February 15, 2014
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, February 11 | 5-7 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Apokalupto, a Greek word, means "to make bare—to uncover or lay open what has been veiled."

The four artists represented in this exhibition have been carefully selected for the process-oriented nature of their work. The show features large-scale artworks in both sculpture and painting, mingling the abstract with the figurative and the macabre with the graceful. Each artist’s unique emotional and conceptual philosophies have coalesced to create a body of work that is at once individualized and ubiquitous. Fueled by impressions of decay, isolation, violence, movement, cause and effect, as well as the relationship between the individual and the environment, Apokalupto is a reflection of each artist’s distinct confrontation with contemporary culture.

Participating Artists

Gianna Dispenza
Cedric Wentworth
Owen Laurion
Charlie DiMascio



About the Diego Rivera Gallery Exhibitions
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