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

Carly Cram, Xiao Wang, & Xiaotong Jiang
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 5, 5-7 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Carly Cram explores the intimacy of photographing the idea of "the other." With a mutual trust, and only one foot of space between the subject's face and the camera, these images create an unusual bond. The clarity of the subject's eyes shows two worlds: the perspective of the subject as well as the photographer, each unknown to each other

Xiao Wang finds the romantic quality of low-res photos translated into photography. They are paintings of images, and they are also more than just paintings of images. When you stand in front of them, do you look with your eyes? Or do you read with your mind?

Xiaotong Jian in "Xún Cháng" (Ordinary) reflects how interior decor reflects the hope and history of society and reality in the homes of Chinese. As the title suggests, all of the subjects are ordinary altars or decorations which may be ignored in daily life but when photographed, their hidden nature inside the silent scenes stands out, which is something always there—something called home.

Participating Artists

Carly Cram
Xiao Wang
Xiaotong Jiang


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