SDSU Downtown Gallery

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Woman at International border wall holding Flag We Are Here/Estamos Aquí Jul 27, 2017 – Oct 29, 2017

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

July 27, 2017 – October 29, 2017
Thursday through Monday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

We Are Here/Estamos Aquí features the use of photography as a mode of storytelling and agent for social change through images depicting the dynamic social aspects of the U.S./Mexico border. Downtown San Diego is situated less than 20 miles from the international border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry; the busiest land border crossing in the world. We Are Here/Estamos Aquí looks at 2,000 miles of our southern border from Texas to California as a place where lives are shaped.

Ranging from portraiture and still life to installation-based work, the selection of photographs shares individual experiences, explores the impact of border crossing, and investigates various ways the cultures of the U.S. and Mexico, and San Diego and Tijuana are influenced by their proximity to one another. Photographers included in the exhibition are Stefan Falke, Ingrid Hernandez, Tom Kiefer, Pieter Wisse, and Borderclick, a group of young artists connected through San Diego non-profit, The AjA Project.

We Are Here/Estamos Aquí is organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition and events are sponsored by The President's Leadership Fund, Hahnemühle, The AjA Project, Rolando Gutierrez, the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and Arts Alive SDSU. Additional support is provided by the San Diego State University Art Council Ambassadors.

Downtown Gallery Events

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017: Opening Reception, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (with the artists)
  • Friday, August 3, 2017: Community Dialogue on Art as Activism w/Borderclick, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2017: Downtown at Sundown, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017: Downtown at Sundown, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (with DJ Monica Mendoza)
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017: Downtown at Sundown, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

AJA Youth + Photography LogoBorderclick Logo

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu

 


Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Red trolley cars receding to horizon on parallel tracks at sundown We Are Here/Estamos Aquí - Opening Reception with the Artists Jul 27, 2017
5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

July 27, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the opening of We Are Here/Estamos Aquí. Mix and mingle with the artists while viewing photographic images depicting the dynamic social aspects of the U.S./Mexico border.

The selection of artwork in the exhibition shares individual experiences, explores the impact of border crossing, and investigates the ways the cultures of Mexico and the U.S. are shaped by their proximity to one another. Artists include Stefan Falke, Ingrid Hernandez, Tom Kiefer, Pieter Wisse, and Borderclick, a group of young artists connected through San Diego non-profit, The AjA Project.

AJA Youth + Photography LogoBorderclick Logo

For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu

 


Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


MTS Trolley to the SDSU Downtown Gallery

From the east or SDSU campus

Take the Green Line towards 12th & Imperial. Exit the Green Line at the Santa Fe Depot. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.

From the North or South

Exit the Green Line at the Santa Fe Depot. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.

Exit the Blue Line at America Plaza. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Downtown at Sundown Downtown at Sundown with Lana Z. Caplan Jul 20, 2017
5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Video stills of an eye and people on boat
Lana Z. Caplan, Errata, 2017; video stills; courtesy of the artist

Join us for an evening of scheduled film screenings with California-based artist Lana Z. Caplan. The artist invites us to view four short videos, including the premiere of her newest piece, Errata, which explores a meditation on leisure, work, and time. Screenings at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Lana Z. Caplan is a photographer and video artist whose work investigates the notion of place through experimental digital techniques inherent to the technology she uses. Caplan’s manipulated realities shift time, space, and ultimately re-contextualize the locations portrayed in her pieces. Her works have been exhibited internationally at institutions and festivals, including Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, Anthology Film Archives in New York, and Experiments in Cinema in Albuquerque, among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Director’s Prize at Black Maria Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Crossroads Film Festival in San Francisco. Caplan is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography and Video at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Downtown at Sundown is in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) and Stone Brewing Co. on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM. Check the MCASD website for details about each month’s activities.

For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at paul@mail.sdsu.edu

Downtown at Sundown
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego



Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


MTS Trolley to the SDSU Downtown Gallery

From the east or SDSU campus

Take the Green Line towards 12th & Imperial. Exit the Green Line at the Santa Fe Depot. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.

From the North or South

Exit the Green Line at the Santa Fe Depot. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.

Exit the Blue Line at America Plaza. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Downtown at Sundown Downtown at Sundown with DJ Professor Shadow Jun 15, 2017
5:00pm – 8:00pm

DJ spinning record with left hand
DJ Professor Shadow

Join us for an evening of music in the gallery as you view our current exhibition, All Natural. DJ Professor Shadow will be spinning a groovy set to get you moving. Downtown at Sundown is in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) and Stone Brewing Co. on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM. Check the MCASD website for details about each month’s activities.

For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at paul@mail.sdsu.edu

Downtown at Sundown
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego



Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Stems and flowers set in encaustic on a panel All Natural Apr 20, 2017 – Jul 16, 2017

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

April 20, 2017 – July 16, 2017
Thursday through Monday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

All Natural

presents the work of seven artists who are working with natural materials or naturally occurring elements to create their finished pieces. Exploring the fringes of photography, sculpture and painting, and intersecting with notions of sustainability, the exhibition highlights ways that each individual extends beyond boundaries to produce provocative and experimental results. With many never before seen works created for All Natural, the selection will take viewers on a journey of the American west from desert to ocean and showcase unorthodox uses of media such as encaustic wax, rock, minerals, precious metals, textile, clay, and other materials sourced from the natural environment.

Artists include SDSU School of Art + Design alumni Stephanie Bedwell and Jennifer Anne Bennett, and scott b. davis, Roman de Salvo, John Oliver Lewis, Jessica McCambly, Meghann Riepenhoff.

All Natural is organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition and events are sponsored by the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and Arts Alive SDSU. Additional support is provided by the San Diego State University Art Council Ambassadors. 

 

Events

    • Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Meghann Riepenhoff Lecture, 5:30pm on SDSU Campus, Hepner Hall, Room 221
    • Thursday, April 20, 2017, Opening Reception, 5:00 - 8:00pm with the Artists
    • Thursday, May 18, 2017, Downtown at Sundown, 5:00 - 8:00pm
    • Thursday, June 15, 2017, Downtown at Sundown, 5:00 - 8:00pm

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu

 


Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

large white ball comprised of small white balls All Natural - Opening Reception Apr 20, 2017
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us for Downtown at Sundown to celebrate the opening of All Natural. Mix and mingle with the artists while viewing experimental, unique, and in some cases, never-before-seen works. All Natural includes the work of Stephanie Bedwell, Jennifer Anne Bennett, scott b. davis, Roman de Salvo, John Oliver Lewis, Jessica McCambly, Meghann Riepenhoff.

A special program of the evening is a performance from the SDSU School of Music and Dance. SDSU dance students are joined by local dance professionals to perform a "durational practice" in our gallery. This performance/practice requires physical commitment to a single activity for one hour, extending the dancers' technical abilities and focusing their attention on the change of state occurring during the performance, both as individuals ad as a group. Throughout the performance, the dancers consider questions, including: How can we sustain a specific, internal focus and perceive our relationship to changing surroundings? If we practice a quality and duration of attention that evokes a change of state in ourselves, how might that influence the state of the group? The state of those passing by? What is the relationship between "experiment " and "experience"? The score we are practicing is based on repetition AND never repeats.

This series of Durational Performances are supported by SDSU Arts Alive.

Downtown at Sundown is in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD), Stone Brewing Co., and The Flight Path Wine Bar & Bistro, on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM. Check the MCASD website for details about each month’s activities.

For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at paul@mail.sdsu.edu



Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Downtown at Sundown Downtown at Sundown with The AjA Project Mar 16, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Red trolley cars receding to horizon on parallel tracks at sundown
Ale Uzarraga, Va y Ven (Come and Go), 2016, courtesy of the artist and The AjA Project

For this month’s Downtown at Sundown, join us for a conversation with transborder artist Omar Pimienta & Borderclick participants around the ins-and-outs of life on both sides of the border, documentation as a tool for social justice & a preview of our interactive data visualization. Borderclick is a digital living archive exploring the complexities of the daily transborder/transfronterizo aesthetic experience. This event is presented in collaboration with The AjA Project and the California Arts Council. Follow the project on Instagram @Borderclick.

Downtown at Sundown is in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD), Stone Brewing Co., and The Flight Path Wine Bar & Bistro, on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM. Check the MCASD website for details about each month’s activities.

For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at paul@mail.sdsu.edu

Border Click
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego



Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Photograph of white bowls floating in dark water Every Which Way Feb 11, 2017 – Apr 09, 2017

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

February 11, 2017 – April 9, 2017
Thursday through Monday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Every Which Way is the third in an annual series of exhibitions inspired by San Diego State University’s campus-wide initiative, the Common Experience. Comprised of artwork created by faculty and students from the School of Art + Design, the exhibition explores the current theme “Experience Movement” through multiple disciplines and interpretations. The selection in Every Which Way includes approaches ranging from participatory and playful to pieces that examine political and social issues. Visitors will be able to interact with a piece by Arzu Ozkal made of handcrafted movable magnets and see the art-making process revealed with Peter Scheidt’s mobile woodworking shop. Historical and contemporary social issues are visible in Mary Cale A. Wilson’s video exploring an event that occurred in the American South during the Civil War and as wearable art created by jewelry students addressing current events and topics.

As part of the exhibition, the Downtown Gallery will host a series of pop-up programs, creating a multi-sensory experience. Join us for activities and performances throughout the run of the show. Please visit our Facebook for an ongoing schedule of planned events.

Every Which Way is organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery. Support for the exhibition and events are sponsored by the Common Experience, the School of Art + Design, the College for Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and Arts Alive SDSU. Additional support is provided by the San Diego State University Art Council.

Events

    • Thursday, February 16: Opening Reception, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 16:Downtown at Sundown with AjA Project, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

An ongoing list of additional pop-up events will be visible on our Facebook page.


Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Wood block print showing war Sandow Birk: Depravities & Monuments Nov 17, 2016 – Jan 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

November 17, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Thursday through Monday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Depravities & Monuments features a selection of artworks from two incisive series by Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk. The Depravities of War, comprising a narrative suite of monumental woodcut prints, proffers a stinging critique of the Iraq war and its aftermath. Birk harks back to Jacques Callot’s The Miseries and Misfortunes of War (1633), a series of etchings that delivered biting commentary on Europe’s Thirty Years’ War and inspired Francisco Goya’s damning print series The Disasters of War (1810–1820), which expressed horror at the bloody conflicts between Spain and the French Empire. As did his predecessors, Birk depicts the events of his own time to condemn the gruesome practices and devastating consequences of armed combat. Imaginary Monuments, consisting of outsize drawings and etchings, proposes public memorials to laws, treaties and declarations devised to structure the conduct of global society. At once deadpan and tongue-in-cheek, the works illustrate Birk’s fantastical plans for monuments to wide-ranging topics, such as human rights, criminal justice, U.S.-involved military engagements, international football, the Internet, the world’s oceans and outer space. Together, the Depravities and Monuments series cogently address conditions and concerns of contemporary life.

Sandow Birk: Depravities & Monuments is curated by Professor Tina Yapelli and organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition and events are sponsored by the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and Arts Alive SDSU. Additional support is provided by the San Diego State University Art Council. Sandow Birk is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, and Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Seattle.

Events

    • Thursday, November 17: Opening Reception, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Friday, December 2:Exhibition Tour with Sandow Birk, noon at the SDSU Downtown Gallery
    • Friday, December 2: Lecture by Sandow Birk, 6:00 p.m., San Diego State University, Storm Hall West, Room 011
        Visitor parking in Lot 12. Parking is $2/hour. Pay at kiosk on the 8th floor.

SDSU Campus Map

  • Thursday, December 15 and January 19: Downtown at Sundown, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., an after-hours offering activating the Core-Columbia neighborhood with a host of perks to pique your interest on the third Thursday of every month.


One America Plaza

One America Plaza

Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

A group of tumbleweeds on a loading dock Ashley Fenderson: Ghost Sep 15, 2016 – Nov 06, 2016
11:00am – 4:00pm

Installation view ©Brandon Means

The SDSU Downtown Gallery presents a site-specific installation by third-year M.F.A. candidate, Ashley Fenderson, titled Ghost. This installation is drawn directly from the artist’s relationship with the deserts of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. For years, she has explored, mined, and literally captured these places as a method of meditation and art-making practice. Fenderson has created a monumental tumbleweed from smaller parts of dried flora associated with the desert. She has intertwined these materials with artifacts ranging from fur pelts to expired fireworks and snail shells, creating topography as rich and subtle as the desert itself. Juxtaposed with a video created in the field, Fenderson's installation seduces the senses and brings the mysteries of the outdoors inside.

On display in our loading dock space, known as Station B (formerly Art in the Dock), Ghost reinstates an exhibition program focusing on the work of SDSU graduate students. The name Station B connects the SDSU Downtown Gallery with the building’s historic role as Power Station B, an important component for the San Diego Electric Railway and SDG&E. We are delighted to welcome back this space after a brief hiatus.

For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at paul@mail.sdsu.edu

Downtown at Sundown Downtown at Sundown October 20 Oct 20, 2016
5:00pm – 8:00pm

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

For this installment of Downtown at Sundown, join us for an evening of art and music in our gallery. View the current exhibition, With Abandon: Works by SDSU Alumni 2011-2016 and stay for San Diego post-punk duo Blood Ponies. The band will be performing two sets in the gallery throughout the night at 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm. Keeping with our alumni theme, frontman Jeff Terich graduated from SDSU in 2004.

Members of the band Blood Ponies

Downtown at Sundown is in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD), Stone Brewing Co., and The Flight Path Wine Bar & Bistro, on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM. Check MCASD website for details about each month’s activities.

Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 PM. After 7:00 PM, enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Coffee Shop, Grossinger's Catskill Resort and Hotel With Abandon: Works by SDSU Alumni 2011 – 2016 Sep 15, 2016 – Nov 06, 2016
11:00am – 4:00pm

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

September 15 – November 6, 2016
Thursday through Monday 11:00am – 4:00pm

With Abandon: Works by SDSU Alumni 2011 - 2016 shares five years of work from the SDSU School of Art + Design alumni. Each artist in the exhibition pays homage to their mentor and a program that celebrates craftsmanship and the hand-made, while creating work in their own individual voice. Surveying approaches from multiple areas of study, the pieces show a common interest in decay, using every-day materials or subject matter as a conduit for contemplation and investigation. Artists include Adam John Manley, Lee Lavy, Kaiya Rainbolt, and Marisa Scheinfeld, among others. Guest-curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella, Executive Director, San Diego Art Institute.

With Abandon is organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery, in collaboration with guest-curator, Ginger Shulick Porcella, Executive Director of the San Diego Art Institute. Support for the exhibition and events are sponsored by the San Diego State University Art Council, the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, the fund for Instructionally Related Activities, and Arts Alive SDSU.

To see a listing of artists and works in With Abandon, download the show catalog.

Events

  • Thursday, September 15: Opening Reception, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 20: Downtown at Sundown, 5:00 pm – 8:00 p.m., an after-hours offering activating the Core-Columbia neighborhood with a host of perks to pique your interest on the third Thursday of every month.

One America Plaza

One America Plaza

Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 PM. After 7:00 PM, enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Jeff MacNelly Illustrations of Donkey and Elephant Party Lines: The History, Art, and Politics of Editorial Cartoons Jun 23, 2016 – Sep 04, 2016

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

Thursday through Monday, 11:00am – 4:00pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Jeff MacNelly Illustrations of Donkey and Elephant
Jeff MacNelly, Untitled, April 20, 1976 (left) Untitled, March 3, 1979(right)
Archival print from original (ink and photographic wash on Graphix Duo-Shade photosensitive paper)
12 x 18 inches Courtesy of Susan MacNelly ©
Jeff MacNelly Archive (ED-79 0315) (ED-79 0315) and Philip Rosemond curator
Collection of The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

The SDSU Downtown Gallery presents Party Lines: The History, Art, and Politics of Editorial Cartoons, an exhibition highlighting the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonists and their contemporaries. The exhibition focuses on over four decades of cartoons created during presidential election years, from past races to 2016, through multiple perspectives, examining the art form as a conduit for awareness about political and social issues. Additionally, Party Lines elaborates on the history of editorial cartoons from the 19th century and the role of cartoons during women’s suffrage of the early 20th century.

Political cartoons and illustration have remained important throughout the changing state of newspaper and magazine publication. Party Lines continues the ongoing conversation around an art form that often calls us to look more closely at our society in a public forum. Included in the exhibition are Patrick Oliphant, Herb Block, Jeff MacNelly, Steve Breen, Lisa Benson, Matt Wuerker, and SDSU Alumnus Lalo Alcaraz, among others.

Party Lines is organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery, in collaboration with Jim Tiffany. The exhibition and events are sponsored by Patti Roscoe and Jim Tiffany, Nikki and Ben Clay, Linda and Mel Katz, Una Davis and Jack McGrory, Karen and Kit Sickels, and The Frame Maker. Additional support is provided by the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and Arts Alive SDSU.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Public Events

Public Opening:
Thursday, June 23, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Downtown at Sundown in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego:
Thursday, July 21, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

$5 Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

One America Plaza

One America Plaza
*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 PM. After 7:00 PM, enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

Cathedrals: Jeff Ray Apr 07, 2016 – Jun 12, 2016

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

Thursday through Monday, 11:00am – 4:00pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Bunker for PR3
Jeff Ray, Decaying Bunker, Pacifica, California, 2016 (detail) Mixed media (Digital photography, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, music composition) Courtesy of the artist

Cathedrals is a site-specific, multi-sensory installation by San Francisco Bay-area artist, Jeff Ray. The exhibition continues Ray’s exploration of the intersection between nature and architecture. He reimagines familiar surroundings and structures such as cathedrals and coastal bunkers as monuments, taking us on a journey from reality to imagination. Cathedrals pairs photographic and video works with original music compositions by Jeff Ray, in collaboration with the SDSU Composition Laboratory, under the direction of Professor Joseph Waters, Ph.D., coordinator of Composition Studies (Acoustic & Electro-Acoustic) in the School of Music and Dance.

Cathedrals is organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition and events are sponsored by the San Diego State University Art Council. Additional support is provided by the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, the fund for Instructionally Related Activities, and Arts Alive SDSU.

For more information, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Program Coordinator at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

One America Plaza

One America Plaza

Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 PM. After 7:00 PM, enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

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