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

Measured Bodies
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, July 2, 5-7 pm, Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA

About the Student Exhibition
This exhibition will feature works that establish notions of the body as a device of time, location, and cultural identity. Measured Bodies spans a variety of media addressing diverse readings and reinterpretations of the body. Included in the exhibition is an installation by Christie Ginanni Stepan in which a visual path of the artist’s body is presented as a formal reinterpretation of the site; photographs by Katie Harwood investigating a collapsing of time in a series of portraits; an installation by Anna Rose exploring the breakdown of physical and mythologized body; a triptych of abstract paintings by Bari Fleischer exploring areas of thought and feeling through the passage of time, and an interactive performance by Raquel Torres Arzola. Utilizing the complete space of gallery with installations on the walls, floor, and ceiling, Measured Bodies connects a diverse group of MFA students across cultures from Florence, Puerto Rico, Chicago, and Colorado all exploring a varied treatment and observation of the body.

Participating Artists
Raquel Torres Arzola, Bari Fleischer, Katie Harwood, Anna Rose, and Christie Ginanni Stepan

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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