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

Interwoven Connections - Contemporary Fibers
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, April 30, 5 - 7 pm Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA

About the Student Exhibition
Interwoven Connections showcases four artists using fiber to explore high-tech communication, the chemistry of bonding, memory, and connections past and present.  Fiber records, binds, connects, computes, and shelters.  

Dara Rosenwasser invokes collective memory with fiber and photography. Her work addresses the haunted transmission of memory through ritual and reconstruction as a means of performing empathic response. Mary March challenges the traditionally "feminine" craft of weaving and recalls the nature of the loom as the first computer in her binary portraits in computer cable and optical fiber. March also explores the contrast between a digital experience of place and a lived experience of place recorded by hand-embroidery the way personal and national histories were recorded. Heather Jones creates compositions and shelters referencing landscape on cloth floating in water, which she molecularly bonds to the fiber, symbolizing the most fundamental of connections. Jacqueline Buttice has been working with Heather Jones' photography by documenting the early chemical reactions and digitally rendering the fibers in their transitory state. She is also exploring the feminine voice in the technology we are connected with every day. Interwoven Connections is an exploration of technology, craft, connection, and women within the context of contemporary fiber art.

Participating Artists
Jacqueline Buttice
Heather Jones
Mary Corey March
Dara Rosenwasser

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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