Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Still Lights Gallery

Tiny-Vast Universes
Sunday, March 17 - Saturday, March 23, 2013
Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibition
“Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the results of the love of thousands.” Linda Hegan (Chickasaw)

The experience of growing up on Paros, an island in the Aegean Sea in Greece, my ties to it, its history, and people are central to my work. I carry my island with me everywhere. These themes of the past are reflected in my choice of materials and the ethereal, ephemeral forms I create; reminders of the sea, its openness, and possibilities, but also its limitations.

These series of images are documentation of an installation made in November 2012. I used seaweed from the Pacific Ocean and the Aegean Sea, crocheted seaweed, seaweed spheres, drawings on the floor, sound, and light. The photographs show details of this piece that resemble black and white drawings; at the same time, how new worlds reveal themselves as people move closer and become more intimate with them. 

Participating Artists
Dimitra Skandali


About the Paul Sack and Still Lights Galleries Exhibitions
The student-run Prentice and Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery displays photo-based work on a weekly basis.

The Galleries are 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