SDSU Downtown Gallery

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

painting of green building and photo of rusty trike I Love to Ride My Bicycle Nov 15, 2018 – Jan 27, 2019

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.

Wood bench with a back of shovels Tom Loeser: Please Please Please Opening Reception with the Artist Sep 20, 2018
5:00pm – 8:00pm

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please. Mix and mingle with Madison-based designer/maker, Tom Loeser throughout the evening as you view the exhibition. His accomplishments and contributions to the American Studio Furniture movement have been influential to field and the generations that have come after him. This is the first solo exhibition of Loeser’s work in San Diego.

About the Artist
Tom Loeser designs and builds one-of-a-kind functional and dysfunctional objects that are based on the history of design and object-making as a starting point for developing new form and meaning. He has been head of the wood/furniture area in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison since 1991. He holds a BA from Haverford College, a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Loeser is the recipient of four Visual Artist Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and an NEA Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship. His work has been featured in many national and international exhibitions and is in the collections of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts and many other institutions. He was elected to the American Craft Council College of Fellows in 2012.

Tom Loeser: Please Please Please is co-presented by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Museum of Craft and Design and curated by Glenn Adamson.

The exhibition and events are sponsored by Ron Abramson, Diane Powers, Rob Sidner, the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, Wendy Maruyama and Bill Schairer, Reuben Foat, and the Visiting Artists and Lecturers Committee. Additional support is provided by the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, Arts Alive SDSU, and the San Diego State University Art Council Ambassadors.

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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.



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.


Give-and-Take: Poster Design by Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell Apr 19, 2018 – Jul 22, 2018
bike collage poster
Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell, Public Bike, 2012; poster, 60 x 40 inches; courtesy of the artists

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Exhibition runs April 19, 2018 through July 22, 2018

Give-and-Take: Poster Design by Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell presents the work of this graphic design twosome, who pioneered the medium from a traditional analog approach to its contemporary inclusion of digital technology, beginning in 1989. Working collaboratively for over 30 years, Skolos and Wedell have consistently pushed the boundaries of art, design, and technology by moving fluidly between graphic design and photography, analog and digital, 2D and 3D forms. With a passion for process, the artists build elaborate models that are photographed and digitally combined, blending graphic elements and typography as foundational aspects for their graphic design.

Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell, belong to what Wedell calls the “bridge generation,” those transitional years when designers skilled in traditional analog techniques shifted towards digital technology. “We understand both worlds and easily move between them,” says Wedell. “The poster format is like a threshold into another world. It frames an idea. It lets you play with amazing scale shifts,” says Skolos.

The results are deep illusory spaces populated by shape and texture, color and form, which draw viewers in through the flat surface of the poster. Give-and-Take showcases, for the first time in southern California, a seminal selection of posters, 3D models, and related ephemera that share the creative journey of this world-renowned husband and wife duo.

Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell have been widely published and exhibited, with posters included in the graphic design collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Library of Congress, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Israel Museum, and the Museum für Gestaltung, Skolos is an elected member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and a Boston AIGA Fellow. In 2017 they were awarded the AIGA Medal for their outstanding contributions to the field of design and visual communication.

Give-and-Take is curated by Professor Susan Merritt and organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition and events are sponsored by the Visiting Artists and Lecturers Committee, 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.

Events:

Thursday, April 19, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception with the Artists
SDSU Downtown Gallery

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Gallery Tour with the Artists

Friday, April 20, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Lecture by Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell
School of Art + Design
Art North, Room A-412

Thursday, May 17, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 21, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 19, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Downtown at Sundown
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.

Three figures sitting on colorful boxes Tom Loeser: Please Please Please
Three figures sitting on colorful boxes
Tom Loeser, LA/Chicago/New York, 2016; wood, paint, felt, 12 x 17 x 26 inches; image courtesy of the artist

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Exhibition runs August 4, 2018 through October 28, 2018

If the furniture we sit on every day were totally different, would our lives be different too? That is one question posed by Madison-based designer/maker Tom Loeser. His longstanding investigation of unconventional, invitational furniture forms began in the early 1980s with a series of Folding Chairs, colorful seats that double as wall-hung art. In more recent years, he has made chests that swivel and slide, rocking chairs for two, rotary-action benches, and many other surprising shapes. When in use, these pieces immediately create opportunities for interaction – not only between people and objects, but between people and other people too.

Accessible and entertaining, to be sure, Loeser’s work also has a purpose: to shake up our habits and encourage us to be playful with our environment and with one another. The exhibition is comprised of approximately 14 furniture pieces by Loeser, most of which are newly made, as well as framed artworks.

This exhibition was curated by Glenn Adamson.

This exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated publication with essays by guest curator Glenn Adamson and author of Amateur Craft and Theory, Stephen Knott.

About Tom Loeser:

Tom Loeser designs and builds one-of-a-kind functional and dysfunctional objects that are based on the history of design and object-making as a starting point for developing new form and meaning. He has been head of the wood/furniture area in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison since 1991. He holds a BA from Haverford College, a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Loeser is the recipient of four Visual Artist Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and an NEA Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship. His work has been featured in many national and international exhibitions and is in the collections of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts and many other institutions. He was elected to the American Craft Council College of Fellows in 2012.

Events:

Thursday, August 16, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Downtown at Sundown
SDSU Downtown Gallery

Tuesday, September 18, 5:30 p.m.
Lecture by Tom Loeser
SDSU Campus
Student Services West, Room 1500

Thursday, September 20, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening reception with the Artist
SDSU Downtown Gallery

Thursday, October 18, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Downtown at Sundown
SDSU Downtown Gallery

All events are free and open to the public.

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

Tom Loeser: Please Please Please is co-presented by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Museum of Craft and Design and curated by Glenn Adamson.

The exhibition and events are sponsored by Ron Abramson, Diane Powers, Rob Sidner, the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, Wendy Maruyama and Bill Schairer, Reuben Foat, and the Visiting Artists and Lecturers Committee. Additional support is provided by the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, Arts Alive SDSU, and the San Diego State University Art Council Ambassadors.

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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: Film Screening and Conversation Jan 18, 2018
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Prisoners working with students on restorative justice
(left) Group leader, Sal, speaks of how the writing program deeply changed lives inside RJD; photo by Lori Sutton. (right) Prisoners in RJD work with SDSU students in innovative writing program in maximum security in RJD prison; photo by Paul Sutton.)

For this installment of Downtown at Sundown, join us for an evening of film and conversation. We will be featuring a screening of the film Straight from the Pen, directed by SDSU Emeritus Faculty, Paul Sutton and co-directed by Lori Sutton. The film explores the realities of the prison system and how creative writing can be a tool for rehabilitation. Twenty-four prisoners come face-to-face with a dozen college students on a maximum-security prison yard. The writing that emerges is life changing, as prisoners trade the alienation, disaffection, and violence for openness and honesty. Though their often-intimate collaboration, both groups find hope and humanity in a place where they expected neither.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A conversation with Robert Gullett and Kevin Howerton, and others who are featured in the film.

Schedule for the evening:

Screening at 6:15 pm
Q&A Conversation at 7:15pm

Film Trailer

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.

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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.

Painting of frogs and painting of skull Transforming Existence Feb 10, 2018 – Apr 08, 2018

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Exhibition runs February 10, 2018 through April 8, 2018

Comprised of artwork created by faculty and students from the School of Art + Design, Transforming Existence explores Surrealism with works ranging from those that were inspired by the movement’s icons such as Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Joan Miró, and Dorothea Tanning to contemporary approaches, transporting us into the mind’s eye of each artist. The selection in Transforming Existence investigates the ways surrealistic combinations allow artists to understand personal experiences, relationships, and society, employing imagery depicting the absurd or strange to elements that promote introspection.

André Breton, recognized as the creator of Surrealism stated, “Surrealism is not just an art movement; it is a way of thinking, a way of life, a way of transforming existence.” Since its creation nearly a century ago, Surrealism has remained a relevant and unbridled liberation of the subconscious, infused into all art forms from drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics to jewelry, photography, graphic design, and digital art. Transforming Existence is the fourth in an annual series of exhibitions inspired by San Diego State University’s campus-wide initiative, the Common Experience and the current theme “Experience Imagination.”

Transforming Existence is 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.

Events:

Thursday, February 15, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception with the Artists
SDSU Downtown Gallery

Thursday, March 15, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Downtown at Sundown
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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