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

A Vibrant Fusion of Art and Life
Monday, March 24 - Saturday, March 29, 2014
Diego Rivera Gallery
Reception » Wednesday, March 26 | 5–7 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA

“The whole Mission neighborhood is a massive public artwork, both sacred and profane, brimming with graff and goddesses.” –Carlos Santana

The Mission District has always been a center for street art, one of the largest concentrations of public painting in the world that embodies activism, culture, passion, and desire for social change. Vibrant Fusion captures this essence of San Francisco and its vibrant works with prints that communicate a sense of community, diversity, vision, and expression. The printmakers have drawn inspiration from the images and ideas in the murals of a city that belongs to its artists. 

In alignment with the past and present spirit of Mission street art, the artists create hybridity in time and medium, connecting traditional techniques with innovative and newly emerging ones. Investigating the narratives, colors, techniques, and inspirations of the art, the exhibition is deeply rooted in the history of the practive and the walls of the community.

Participating Artists

Irene Carvajal Trever Reyes
Rika Laser Carlos Rodriguez
Monika Lukowska Sarah Tell
Ann-Marie Cunningham David Tim
Juan Gerardo Solis Cruz Drew Grasso
Golbanou Moghaddas Ozlem Ayze Ozgur
Anastasia Fagan Maxx Newman
Nicholas Robins Wesley Larios
Daniel Gonzalez-Zarzuela Justine Rivas
Amanda Shield Jonathan Asega
Dianna Settles Anna Yamamoto

Curator: Noemi Szyller

A Vibrant Fusion of Life and Art is a part of the 42nd Annual Southern Graphics Council International Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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