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

Pa Dypt Vann
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 5:00pm
Opening reception: Thursday, January 17, 3:30–5:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibition

"Pa Dypt Vann" submerges the viewer in a weightless, familiar unreality.  Water functions as a main theme throughout the artists' works, whether it is through the materiality or a literal representation.  The vast, unending abyss evokes feelings of entrapment and melancholy juxtaposed with serenity and an escape from reality. With an assortment of oil and watercolor paintings, photographs, and light installations, the Diego functions as a space of transformation into the depths of the human psyche.

Participating Artists

Sheila Diolosa 
Raul Lira
Mikaela McLeish
Annette Ostby


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. The opening reception is on Thursday, January 17 from 3:30–5:30 pm, with an artist talk at 4:00. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events