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

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 9:00pm - Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday October 23, 2012, 5-7pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibition
What is a dangerous feeling? How are danger and anxiety located in the body, the spaces, and the objective explorations of the artist? In Dangerous Feelings, the exhibiting artists explore the materiality of pop-culture, performance and architecture through the making of sculpture, video, and installation.

Benjamin Ashlock uses video and sculpture to provide structures for performance and spontaneity. His multimedia installations juxtapose ideals of gender with tropes of violence and desperation, while positing architectural critiques of scale and space in the gallery.

Hannah Kirby: Listen, real talk: Am I here to make pictures, or am I here to make controversial decorations? Is it craft, or is it "craft?" Will you be left with an opinion, or will you be left with an "opinion?" Either works just fine. My prefered model system is the kludge—something that works for the wrong reason. 

Mixing sculpture and time-based media, Diego Villalobos uses "the misplaced object" as a tool for reinventing signs of communication that explore the functions of identity, site-specificity and the role of authorship in borderlined communities.

Participating Artists
Benjamin Ashlock, Hannah Kirby, Diego Villalobos


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 4:30 and a reception from 5–7 pm. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events