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

As We Are Now
Monday, August 12, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, August 13, 5 - 7 pm Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

As We Are Now is an audio-visual exploration of the construction of home and self by artists Carly Cram, Dominic Garcia, Madison Voelkel, and Rachel Fein Smolinski.

About the Student Exhibition
We photograph in order to identify, often not really knowing what it is we are searching for. We are seeking some ineffable feeling of comfort, or of home, perhaps, that we wish to return to, but that may have never existed in the first place. Wrapped up in the construction of “home,” is the construction of identity. Through self-reflective practices, we examine the ways in which we situate ourselves in our immediate surroundings. We set the camera on ourselves, but also on the objects and people that surround us—recording, describing, what we experience, so that we can somehow make sense of the homes we’ve attempted to create. These images and recordings reside in the space between the initial question and the answer that one may never receive—the constant search is what remains.

Participating Artists
Carly Cram, Dominic Garcia, Madison Voelkel, Rachel Fein Smolinski