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

Slips, Trips and Falls
Monday, January 27 - Saturday, February 1, 2014
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, January 28th 5 - 7 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibition

"Slips, Trips and Falls" features Iju Chiang, Michael Gaughan and Sam Spano. Though each artist has a distinctly different approach, all are thrilled by the slippage between thought and expression that occurs in everyday life. Each artist tackles his work with an irreverent sense of humor and dives into what is exhilarating, terrifying, and embarrassing about being alive. None of the artists shy away from approaching the cruel and sinister, but they do so in a way that is often playful and energizing.

The exhibition will include large-scale drawings, watercolor, and oil paintings by all three artists, as well as video/animation installation. The goal of the show is to highlight the often overlooked "magical" moments of everyday life and to let the viewer know that it’s okay to laugh at the absurdity of it all. Themes of the work include but are not limited to food, exercise, communication, family, and relationships.

Participating Artists

Iju Chiang
Michael Gaughan
Sam Spano


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