painting of green building and photo of rusty trike

(leftChristopher Brown, Twice Over, 2017; oil on linen, 80 x 110 inches (diptych); image courtesy the artist and Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco; photo by Lee Fatheree; (right) Kristen Morgin, Madonna with Tricycle, 2013; unfired clay, paint, ink, wood, wire; 20 x 16 x 18 inches; image courtesy of the artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills

SAVE THE DATE: I Love to Ride My Bicycle

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Exhibition runs November 15, 2018 through January 27, 2019

Since their invention in 1817, bicycles have affected the progress of society in terms of both culture and modern industry. As a result of this broad impact, bikes have influenced artists over the past two centuries, with luminaries such as Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso featuring bicycle parts in ground-breaking sculptures. Today, bicycles inspire a spectrum of international artists. I Love to Ride My Bicycle presents work by contemporary practitioners from Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, the United States, and Vietnam who incorporate bikes as muse and material. Ranging from drawing, painting, and photography to sculpture, performance, and video installation, their artworks manifest the ongoing significance of two-wheeled human-powered vehicles. At the same time, the works convey the widespread enthusiasm for bicycles expressed by the title of the exhibition.

I Love to Ride My Bicycle is curated by Professor and Senior Curator Tina Yapelli and organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition and events are sponsored by the SDSU Common Experience, 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. Community partners are the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association.

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.


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.