The 2011 group exhibition Chromophilia: Parsing the Visual Spectrum in the student-run Swell Gallery at the
Third Street Graduate Center.

Swell Gallery

Sunday, March 3 - Saturday, March 16, 2013
Swell Gallery
Reception: March 7, 2013, 6-9 pm. Performance at 7 pm. Free and open to the public.
SFAI Graduate Center
2565 Third Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibition

"The wardrobe is filled with linen
There are even moonbeams which I can unfold."

—André Breton, Révolver à cheveux blancs

A wardrobe is a type of intimate space that is not opened for just anybody. As in Breton’s wardrobe, when the personal sphere is shared, there is an unfolding of meaning and conjoining of confidences. 

In Exposed, three artists look at two states: the first being that which is covered, hidden, or private, and the other, that which is revealed, exposed, or public. Through pictorial, material, and performative peeling back of surfaces, the artists investigate the complex relationship between the two binaries of inside and outside, which like Marcel Duchamp’s notion of ‘inframince’ is almost but not completely insubstantial. 

Participating Artists

Chandra Baerg

Lynn Colingham

Danielle Gravon


About the Swell Gallery Exhibitions
The Swell Gallery is a graduate student-run art space dedicated to the examination of the role of the gallery in an educational sphere. The mission of the Swell Gallery is to provide a venue for the exploration and discussion of varying artistic perspectives from the student body, operating as a platform for exhibition, events, and dialogue.

The Swell Gallery is located on the second floor of SFAI’s Graduate Center at 2565 Third Street, and is open to the public.Opening receptions are on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit