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

Shay Arick + Alexis Courtney + Meredith Leich
Monday, March 11 - Saturday, March 16, 2013
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, March 12, 5–7 pm Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA

About the Student Exhibition

In "2.5D," artist Shay Arick is ready to manifest his dreams into a tangible reality. His work is a dialogue of creation and destruction, humor and simplicity, nature and the unnatural. In this exhibition, Arick creates an installation that explores two and three-dimensional relationships. A wall piece resonates with a floor object, which is then reflected onto another.
 
For "Contact," Alexis Courtney's will create work that activates the gallery space.
 
Meredith Leich's "City of Gold, Land of Promise" is a show of animations and radical romantic landscape paintings of San Francisco and Jerusalem—"radical" in the inclusion of both traditional watercolor landscapes and experimental animations, as an exploration of painting's 21st century potential.  These cities—the artist's recent homes—are paired for the uncanny similarity of their hilly landscapes, their magical draw on people (whether to technology or religion), their history of crusaders and conquistadors, their language surrounding gold.  
 

Participating Artists
Shay Arick
Alexis Courtney
Meredith Leich

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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 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