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

Tony Maridakis, Julie Sadowski, and Ouater Sand
Monday, April 8 - Saturday, April 13, 2013
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, April 9, 5–7 pm. Free and open to the public.
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibitions

Tony Maridakis - "On Water and Dreams"

I make art to help me understand the nature of the universe. My work explores the structure of the universe through reverie on water and dreams. I start from a place of mystery; a place of myth and any work emanating from this starting point is filtered through this “lens” to create my imagery. I draw on iconic structures, forms and compositions in an attempt to blend those tropes with the logic of time to create work that plays with perception of the temporal world. I use the language of water and dreams to unlock the unconscious reveries contained in the images.

Julie Sadowski - "The First Man"

Since 2011 I have been working on a project that deals with memories of my father who mysteriously disappeared 14 years ago. The work is reveals relations between myself, my family , and what happened in my life. Through working with some family photos (not taken by me) and some of my own work I have been able to put together a kind of a private diary, and translate the story of my family. This project is a reflection of me dealing with the loss of my father. The work will be displayed as triptychs, diptychs, and single images with combination of text. I feel that this type of form of presentation will be helpful for the viewer to read and interpret the story.

Ouater Sand - "Creative Language"

My art works reflect from Marcel Duchamp’s concept, the creative act: artist, work of art, and recognition. My works do not intend to show an explanation, but rather to create a feeling to the viewers. This show represents a translation of an experience through visual representation.

Participating Artists
Tony Maridakis
Julie Sadowski
Ouater Sand


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