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

Spring Break Colorado
Monday, March 17 - Saturday, March 22, 2014
Diego Rivera Gallery
Reception » Tuesday, March 18 | 5–7 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Spring Break Colorado is an exhibition featuring artists who identify as being from Colorado. The work explores the state as a subject of interrogation and a context for shared experiences, as well as a site of nostalgia and personality formation. Though the artists and curator come from all over Colorado and work in various media, they come together to use this exhibition as a platform to think about what Colorado is on its surface.

Topics such as marijuana, skiing, mountains, Coors Light, and Casa Bonita that dominate discourse about Colorado outside of the state will trickle into the work in Spring Break Colorado. The exhibition comments on the idea of an identity show, which assumes that those from the same place share characteristics and that even when an artist’s practice moves to San Francisco or elsewhere, they are still a Colorado artist. The artists and curator focused on shared experiences, ultimately presenting a view of their state that is a parody of Colorado art and of Colorado itself.

Participating Artists

Nathan Rosquist
Marshall Elliott
Martin Gardea
Jake Reed.

Curator: Emily Ebba Reynolds


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