monochromatic paintings of faces and text

The Face of America

Zim (Alexander Zimmerman)

Everett Gee Jackson Gallery
School of Art + Design, Art South 5th-Floor
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Tuesday – Thursday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and by appointment

The Face of America is a journey through the first two years of Alexander Zimmerman’s MFA career at San Diego State University. Zim, as he prefers to be called, shows us where his work started and what he is currently researching.

Although process is present in his work it was also important to him to convey a message and give deeper meaning to his practice. When the world shut down due to the pandemic, he did not shut down with it. He saw this moment in time as an opportunity to reflect and react to what was happening around him. He started to research everything ranging from politics to social justice to the rise of Tiktok.

With his latest works, the American Hero series, Zim wanted to document the unfolding of current events through his own lens, highlighting figures he felt were leaving an indelible mark on society. He hopes to reach a wider audience with his message and ideas by performing live “artstreams,” accessible on his YouTube channel. He plans to evolve this practice while continuing to research the cross-section of mark-making, the internet, and activism.


Thursday, September 9, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Reception with the Artist
School of Art + Design Open House

All events are free and open to the public. Per SDSU COVID-19 protocol, all attendees must be masked at all times and maintain 6 feet of distance.

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