SDSU Downtown Gallery

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Party Lines: The History, Art, and Politics of Editorial Cartoons - Opening Reception Jun 23, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

Matt Wuerker Illustration of Hillary Clinton standing at restaurant
Matt Wuerker, Bernie’s Food Truck, 2016; ink and watercolor on paper; courtesy of the artist and Politico; © Matt Wuerker

Join us to celebrate the opening of Party Lines: The History, Art, and Politics of Editorial Cartoons, which examines an art form that brings awareness to political and social issues. Party Lines display over four decades of cartoons created during presidential election years, from past races to 2016, through multiple perspectives. Included in the exhibition are Patrick Oliphant, Jeff MacNelly, Steve Breen, Lisa Benson, 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.

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

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

Party Lines: The History, Art, and Politics of Editorial Cartoons - Preview Reception Jun 22, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

Political cartoon showing elephant with Donald Trump buttons on vest
Steve Breen Suicide Vest, 2015 Ink on paper ©Steve Breen, Courtesy of the artist and The San Diego Union-Tribune

Join us for an exclusive preview event celebrating Party Lines: The History, Art, and Politics of Editorial Cartoons. Mix & mingle while watching a special live-drawing presentation from The San Diego Union-Tribune cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Steve Breen.

Space is limited.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, festive beverages, and great conversation with your preview one night before the public reception.

$50/ person
$25/ SDSU Art Council Members

RSVP to Elizabeth Allison
619–594–4548
eallison@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

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

Opening Reception, Energy: Made in Form Feb 04, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
* with DJ Professor Shadow

Energy: Made in Form Logo

Energy: Made in Form Logo

Join us to celebrate the opening of Energy: Made in Form, a group exhibition exploring the intangible concept of energy, visualized through the creative process. Varying approaches examine the amount of energy required in creating art, energy as a social issue and energy as a state of being. DJ Professor Shadow will be spinning sounds inspired by our exhibition theme. Made in Form brings together works by SDSU School of Art + Design students and faculty with regional artists from California and Arizona.

The opening reception and exhibition 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.

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.

life_bacteria_Arzu_Ozkal Energy: Made in Form Feb 04, 2016 – Mar 27, 2016

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

February 4 through March 27, 2016

Energy: Made in Form Logo
Energy: Made in Form Logo

Energy: Made in Form is inspired by San Diego State University’s current campus-wide Common Experience theme “Experience Energy”. From 19th century technology to handmade craft and the fantasy of science fiction, the exhibition explores the intangible concept of energy, visualized through the creative process. Varying approaches examine the amount of energy required in creating art, energy as a social issue and energy as a state of being. Made in Form brings together works by SDSU School of Art + Design students and faculty with regional artists from California and Arizona.

Adams_NavajoRefinery_Artesia_NewMexico
David Emitt Adams
Navajo Refinery, Artesia, New Mexico, 2015
Wet plate collodion tintype on 55-gallon oil drum lid
Courtesy of the artist

Energy: Made in Form is organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery, in collaboration with SDSU Common Experience. 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.


Opening Reception

Thursday, February 4 from 6:00 – 8:00pm
with DJ Professor Shadow


Downtown at Sundown

Thursday, February 18 from 5:00 – 8:00pm
':AKA wear it' an interactive event from the SDSU Jewelry and Metalworking Program


Downtown at Sundown

Thursday, March 17 from 5:00 – 8:00pm
with Artist-led exhibition tours


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.

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

Utagawa Kunisada, the love tree in the garden of the baby cherry tree
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Chigozakura sono no aiju (The love tree in the garden of the baby cherry tree),
circa 1850
Woodblock prints (ink and pigments on paper); triptych, 20 x 38 inches overall
Courtesy of the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection

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 explore a world in which we appear from nowhere and from which we disappear into the unknown.  

The performance is organized by Professor Sandra Alcosser, director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing in the SDSU Department of English and Comparative Literature. The exhibition is 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.


Embodied

Friday, November 13, 6:00pm

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

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

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

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

Oil painting of nude female drying hair in front of a shower
Sebastian Blanck
Hair Dryer POF, 2006
Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 inches
Courtesy of the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection
Copyright © Sebastian Blanck

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 Collection of similar caliber. Dedicated to educating the next generation of art professionals and appreciators, the Strausses are committed to lending works from the Foundation Collection for exhibition at university galleries and museums throughout the San Diego region. Matthew Strauss will guide us on a personal tour of the thirty-one works in Presence.

The exhibition is 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.


Exhibition Tour with Matthew Strauss

Thursday, November 19, 6:00pm

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

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

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


Images

Asma Ahmed Shikoh
Self Portrait 1, 2004
Oil on canvas, 29 x 30 inches
Courtesy of the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection Copyright © Asma Ahmed Shikoh

Sebastian Blanck
Hair Dryer POF, 2006
Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 inches
Courtesy of the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection
Copyright © Sebastian Blanck

Woodblock prints of the love tree in the garden of the baby cherry tree Presence: Selections from the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection Nov 05, 2015 – Jan 25, 2016

SDSU Downtown Gallery Exhibition

November 5, 2015 through January 25, 2016

Statue of Liberty dressed in Middle Eastern clothes and jewelry
Asma Ahmed Shikoh
Self Portrait 1, 2004
Oil on canvas, 29 x 30 inches
Courtesy of the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection
Copyright © 2004, Asma Ahmed Shikoh

From a nineteenth-century ukiyo-e woodblock print to video documentation of a contemporary performance, the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection comprises a compelling range of noteworthy international art. A thematic selection of the Foundation’s holdings is brought together for the San Diego community in Presence, the focus of which is images of women. Incorporating either the female figure itself or women’s apparel as surrogate for the female body, the works in the exhibition manifest a breadth of physical, psychological, social and political states of being. Exploring this diversity of female identity with a variety of media and from a global perspective, Presence features painting, printmaking, photography, installation, fiber art and video from Argentina, China, Britain, Italy, Japan, Norway, Pakistan, Sweden, and the United States.

Presence is organized by Professor Tina Yapelli, director of the SDSU Downtown Gallery, in collaboration with the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation. Assistance is provided by Marcy Raphael, Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection Manager. The exhibition is sponsored by the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and the fund for Instructionally Related Activities. Additional support is provided by the San Diego State University Art Council and Arts Alive SDSU.

 


Opening Reception

Thursday, November 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm

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

Exhibition Tour with Matthew Strauss

Thursday, November 19, 6:00pm

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

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

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

Cathedrals: Jeff Ray - Closing Event Jun 11, 2016
6:00pm – 9:00pm

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

Taser Island
Jeff Ray performing

Join us for unique musical performances by artist/ musician Jeff Ray and Kenseth Thibideau (of Pinback and Three Mile Pilot). Additional guests will be announced.

We thrilled to host this duo for a special event to celebrate Jeff Ray's solo exhibition, Cathedrals. The performance will take place in the gallery, surrounded by Ray's artwork. Mix and mingle, while experiencing an unforgettable fusion of music and visual art.

Open to the public.

Suggested Donation $10
(all donations support exhibition programming and the School of Art + Design)

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

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

Downtown at Sundown Downtown at Sundown May 19 May 19, 2016
5:00pm – 8:00pm

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Join us for an evening of original compositions from musicians in residence. We’re thrilled to host performances by students in the SDSU Composition Laboratory and the ensemble SWARMIUS, directly inspired by the current exhibition Cathedrals: Jeff Ray. The collaboration is organized under the direction of Professor Joseph Waters, Ph.D., coordinator of Composition Studies (Acoustic & Electro-Acoustic) in the School of Music and Dance.

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.

MCASD Logo

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.

Downtown at Sundown Downtown at Sundown Apr. 21 Apr 21, 2016
5:00pm – 8:00pm

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Join us for an evening of original compositions from musicians in residence. We’re thrilled to host performances by students in the SDSU Composition Laboratory and the ensemble SWARMIUS, directly inspired by the current exhibition Cathedrals: Jeff Ray. The collaboration is organized under the direction of Professor Joseph Waters, Ph.D., coordinator of Composition Studies (Acoustic & Electro-Acoustic) in the School of Music and Dance.

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.

MCASD Logo

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.

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