Visiting Artist Talk: Gary Kelley

Nov 12, 2015


Illustrator Gary Kelley will speak about his award winning career which began as a graphic designer and art director, then evolved into an illustration career with 29 Gold and Silver Medals from Society of Illustrators in New York. He was elected into the Society of Illustrator’s Hall of Fame in 2007. We invite you to join us for this special talk!

Vanessa Beecroft

Jan 23, 2016


Vanessa Beecroft, born in Genoa, Italy and based in Los Angeles, is known for provocative artworks that question society’s obsession with the female body. In VB53, a live performance orchestrated by Beecroft, twenty-one female models of various ethnicities were gathered on a large, oval mound of moist earth inside the soaring iron-and-glass Tepidarium of Florence’s horticultural garden. The work began with the women standing upright, wearing nothing but the same style of fashionable shoes and facing the same direction. During the course of the three-hour performance the women grew sufficiently weary to brave sitting or reclining on the loamy mound, dirtying their bare skin with fresh soil. The work is represented in Presence: Selections from the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection by video documentation of the compelling event. Beecroft will discuss VB53 and other projects from her artistic practice during her lecture at SDSU.

Female floating in an empty white room with wood floors

Opening Reception: Presence

Nov 05, 2015


SDSU Downtown Gallery Event With a Performance by Claudia Cano, SDSU Art + Design MFA Student Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Presence: Selections from the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection November 5, 6:00 to 8:00pm Join us to celebrate the opening of Presence, a thematic selection of artworks from the Matthew and Iris […]

Woodblock prints of the love tree in the garden of the baby cherry tree

Embodied

Nov 13, 2015


SDSU Downtown Gallery Event Performance by the Hausmann String Quartet and the SDSU Writers’ Collaborative Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Presence: Selections from the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection November 13, 6:00pm In response to the artworks included in Presence: Selections from the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection, this music and spoken-word performance will […]

Statue of Liberty dressed in Middle Eastern clothes and jewelry

Exhibition Tour with Matthew Strauss

Nov 19, 2015


SDSU Downtown Gallery Event Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Presence: Selections from the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection November 19, 6:00pm Matthew and Iris Strauss are among San Diego County’s most important patrons of the arts. In addition to assembling an impressive private collection of noteworthy international artworks, they have developed a Family Foundation […]