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

The Sand Reckoner
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 1, 5–7 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibition
The Sand Reckoner is the name of Archimedes' hypothetical project to calculate the size of the universe, measured in the number of grains of sand that it would take to fill the space. The disparity between what is possible and impossible evokes a sense of absurdity in the scope of the project and the amount of time required to accomplish the task. The four artists in this show address slow time as an inspiration for their process and point to temporary connections, fleeting moments, imperceptible changes, and other perceptible but subtle ways that time offers shape to our lives. Through a diverse set of mediums, such as painting, installation, video, kinetics and sound, the show explores the relation between time and space.

Participating Artists
Francisco Pinheiro
Marshall Elliott
Javier Arbizu
Thomas Maury


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