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

Monday, April 28 - Saturday, May 3, 2014
Diego Rivera Gallery
Reception » Tuesday, April 29 | 5–7 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Working with found objects, Erik Beltran, Carolin Rechberg, and Tim Kopra challenge the ways that people understand and experience the world around them. In varied mediums, including some sound- and performance-based elements, the artists use creation and destruction to break down boundaries, bringing the outside in and the inside out. Each installation engages with different points of the layered meaning contained in objects—their lives and histories, our understanding of them in terms of use values, and how those values change through time.

Playing with different verbs preceded by re—re-experience, reanimate, reencounter, re-envision, rediscover, reform, represent, reprocess—the exhibition challenges perceptions of the work of art, the role of the artist, and the very language we use to talk about them.

Participating Artists

Erik Beltran
Carolin Rechberg
Tim Kopra

Curator: Courtney Whitaker


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