Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Diego Rivera Gallery

Local Imagination
Monday, August 13 - Saturday, August 25, 2012
Diego Rivera Gallery
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

This exhibition brings together the work of seven UK artists--Richard Baker, Garry Barker, Kelly Cumberland, Sheila Gaffney, Andrew Lister, Tom Palin, and Sarah Taylor--who work within the faculty of Fine Art at Leeds College of Art. Together, their works explore and question the idea of local imagination, difference, belonging and the importance of tradition.

Pevsner noted a detachment and self-effacement among English artists and an understated but often quirky intelligence. This exhibition offers the San Francisco audience an opportunity to assess if this is still the case and to see if George Bernard Shaw’s often quoted aphorism that "we are two countries separated by a common language," still stands.

About  Leeds College of Art 
For over 160 years, Leeds College of Art has contributed greatly to the development of art education in Britain. It was the first institution in the UK to incorporate Bauhaus innovations into Art & Design curricula. For more information, please visit: