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,
CA

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

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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