SDSU Downtown Gallery

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

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

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 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.

woodcut print of homeless people gathering Sandow Birk: Depravities & Monuments - Exhibition Tour and Lecture Dec 02, 2016
noon and 6:00 p.m.

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

December 2, 2016 - noon and 6:00 p.m.

Sandow Birk will guide us through his exhibition Depravities & Monuments, featuring monumental prints and drawings from two incisive series that address conditions and concerns of our contemporary global society. Later the same day, he will discuss several bodies of work in an illustrated lecture on the SDSU campus.

Events

    • Exhibition Tour with Sandow Birk, noon at the SDSU Downtown Gallery
    • 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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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.

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