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.
Exhibition will be available from Sept. 7–Sept. 13
Participating Artists: Evan Brownstein, Joseph Dwyer, Jared Weiss
Statement: Disparate moments and objects are brought together in Of Other Spaces. Utilizing sculptural, photographic, and even theatrical tropes, Evan Brownstein's work produces moments of tension and confrontation, bringing a subjective psychological history to the forefront. Jared Weiss' paintings work similarly, but work through memory, and consequently what it means to remember a moment. These moments have a tendency to bleed into each other, setting scenes of vernacular history, objects, and memorabilia. These disparate overlaps fly into place, adding tinges of anxiety. Joseph Dwyer's films take a darker turn into the psychological state of the viewer, but these moments are juxtaposed with serene and softly colorful abstractions that give relief to the tense atmosphere in the space.
This exhibition examines Michel Foucault’s essay, Of Other Spaces, and pursues his idea of heterotopias; placeless places that exist outside of the view of society but connect and make it functional. These three artists interpret this and view it in the realm of psychological memory-space.