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

Sledgehammer Constitution
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, February 19, 5 - 7 pm Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibition
Destruction is a necessary element of creativity. Housed in chaos is the potential for configuration. Sledgehammer Constitution seeks to embrace destruction as an artistic technique used in the process of creation. Calamitous constructions included in the show treat obliteration not as an end, but a beginning, a method of artistic expression.

Sledgehammer Constitution emphasizes the role of destruction in the creative process. The works selected include collage, painting, sculpture, video, performance, and literary publication.

Participating Artists
Alexis Courtney 
Lana Williams
Carolyn Jean Martin
Shay Arick
Pabi Chulo
Amber Crabbe
Marshall Elliott
Anthony Russell
Simon Wolf 


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