SDSU Downtown Gallery

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Comm Lecture Flyer Heart, Body, and Soul - Autoethnography Dec 12, 2017
6:00pm – 7:30pm

December 12, 2017

6:00 - 7:30pm
doors open at 5:30
FREE ADMISSION
SDSU Downtown Gallery, 725 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Directed by Patricia Elmore Costa
in collaboration with Dr. Patricia Geist-Martin
Performed by Comm 750 Autoethnography students
Respondent: Dr. Kurt Lindemann

In this unique performance, 14 School of Commmunication graduate students from an Autoethnography seminar taught by Dr. Patricia Geist-Martin will read/perform 5 minute selections from their final projects.

Art on wall and building inside gallery settings Spaces From Yesterday Nov 17, 2017 – Jan 28, 2018

SDSU Downtown Gallery
720 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Exhibition runs November 17, 2017 through January 28, 2018

Spaces from Yesterday: Amy M. Ho with Chanthon Bun, Dennis Crookes, and Bobby Dean Evans, Jr. features three projects developed by Amy M. Ho in collaboration with incarcerated artists from San Quentin State Prison. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ho worked for several years as an art teacher at the prison and “learned from the inmates about the human capacity for change, the resilience of the human spirit, and the innate desire for self-expression.” The works included in the exhibition represent specific places that were significant to the inmates’ lives before prison. These places and the events that occurred in them were described to Ho in conversations that took place while she was teaching, and that gave her insight into the ways in which imprisoned artists use their memory of locations and attendant experiences to maintain ties to the outside world.

The Garage comprises an installation by Ho that recreates the garage workspace of Bobbie Dean Evans, Jr.’s childhood home, as well as his painting of the remembered space. Similarly, The Last Summer is an installation by Ho that is accompanied by two paintings by Chanthon Bun. Ho’s work with Dennis Crookes, who has been released from prison and currently lives in Los Angeles, includes his large-scale painting of The Hallway and Ho’s models for the installation. Each of the projects is intended to help preserve the inmates’ memories and serve as a platform to share their stories beyond the prison walls.

Spaces from Yesterday 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 Ambassadors and Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, California.

Events:

Tuesday, November 14
5:30 p.m.
Lecture by Amy M. Ho
Student Services West 1500, San Diego State University

Thursday, November 16
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Reception with the Artists
SDSU Downtown Gallery

Friday, November 17
Noon
Gallery Talk by Amy M. Ho
SDSU Downtown Gallery

All events are free and open to the public.
Thursday through Monday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at cpaul@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.


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 Director at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Downtown at Sundown Downtown at Sundown: An evening of Music, Dance and Film Oct 19, 2017
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Flamenco dancer and a film still of international border
(left: flamenco performance ©Sue Brenner; right: Exiled film still ©Mike Seely)

For this installment of Downtown at Sundown, join us for an evening of live music, dance and film in our gallery. View the current exhibition, We Are Here/Estamos Aquí and experience a flamenco dance performance by DanzArts/La Esencia Flamenca, followed by a screening of the film Exiled from San Francisco Bay-Area filmmaker, Mike Seely.

Schedule for the evening:

From 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., DanzArts/La Esencia Flamenca will take you on a journey through southern Spain. Enjoy two performances featuring live guitar and flamenco dancing. Danzarts is under the artistic direction of Patricia Astorga-Casey.

From 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., filmmaker Mike Seely will present his documentary, Exiled. The film focuses on two military veterans, both green card immigrants, willing to die for their country, who found themselves deported and are now fighting to be heard. Exiled is a persuasive and intimate look at the human consequences of current U.S. immigration policy.

Downtown at Sundown is in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. Neighborhood restaurants including Aaharn Thai, Carnivore, Waters, and The Stone Brewing Company Store will stay open late.
Check MCASD website for details about each month’s activities.

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

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 Director at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Red trolley cars receding to horizon on parallel tracks at sundown Community Dialogue on Art as Activism with Borderclick Aug 03, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

August 3, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Borderclick invites you to the final of a series of three Community Dialogues around transborder identity through the eyes of young transfronterizxs who live and work between Tijuana and San Diego. We invite you to explore the idea of Art as Activism, photography and archiving as Community Service, and the humanization of the border experience.

This project was made possible in collaboration with San Diego-based non-profit, The AjA Project, with support from the California Arts Council and California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

AJA Youth + Photography LogoBorderclick Logo

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at cpaul@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.


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 Director 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, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at cpaul@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.


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 Director at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

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 Director 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 Director 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

Downtown at SundownMuseum of Contemporary Art Logo



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 Director 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, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at cpaul@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 Director 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 Director 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.

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  • 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

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

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