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

In the Room
Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 9:00am - Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Free and open to the public. Opening reception Tuesday, December 4, 2012 5 - 7 PM.
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA

About the Student Exhibition
In the Room explores the figure through lower and middle class portraiture. Each piece in this exhibition ranges from depictions of the banal to images of the fantastic. All display intriguing elements of tension in their subject matter, and this reflected strain pulls the works together in cohesion. However, the source from which tension is created is diverse, ranging from environmental interaction to the subject herself. The apprehension of mortality is another significant presence in these pieces. Working through the pushes and pulls of one’s experiences with the impending nature of humanity is an integral part of the creation and growth of identity. In the Room creates a space for the uncomfortable confrontation of the self and the direction we are headed.

Participating Artists
Kellie Flint
Lindsay Stripling
Felicita Norris

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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 4:30 and a reception from 5–7 pm. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events