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, June 24, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, June 25, 5 - 7 pm Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibition
There is always a mark…a memory, a residue…

It began with the artists’ uncovering of family narratives, archives and objects. In this body of work, we explore the possibilities yet to occur when experiencing the weight of memory and the building of identity. Each of the artists is in conversation with this memory, this mark; what has been left behind and what is in the process of becoming today.

What remains from a thrift shop in Costa Rica, a Caribbean history of exile, a childhood in Panama, and a Jewish heritage of trauma?

What does it mean to encounter not only historical events but also the imagined narratives, memories, and the haunting of the archive that emerges?

To remember or to forget? The artists embrace an inherent call to visit a time and place where the rupture happened. Dara, Irene, and Andrew do not only carry the histories and culture, but also choose to seek and find, and their ability to recreate becomes a process towards telling and reconciliation.

Participating Artists
Andrew Voogel, Irene Carvajal, Dara Rosenwasser
Curated by Noemi Szyller


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