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Kinetic Creations

A new exhibit at the SDSU Downtown Gallery explores energy potential in art.
By SDSU News Team

The latest exhibit at San Diego State University's Downtown Gallery, "Energy: Made in Form," is inspired by the university’s current campus-wide Common Experience theme “Experience Energy.” From 19th century technology to handmade craft and the fantasy of science fiction, the exhibition explores the intangible concept of energy, visualized through the creative process.

"Made in Form" brings together works by SDSU School of Art + Design students and faculty with regional artists from California and Arizona. It uses varying approaches to examine the amount of energy required in creating art, energy as a social issue and energy as a state of being.

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.
with DJ Professor Shadow

Downtown at Sundown

Every Third Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. enjoy free admission and guided tours of exhibitions at both the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown and SDSU Downtown Gallery, along with other events and activities at each location. 

  • AKAwearit
    Feb. 18
    AKAwearit, an interactive exhibition of art jewelry from SDSU’s Jewelry and Metalwork Program. It presents contemporary jewelry that considers the wearer integral to the work, capturing in photographs how both wearer and artwork are transformed by one another. Photo documentation of the pop-up events are part of an ongoing exhibition on Instagram @akawearit.
  • Artist-led Gallery Tour
    March 17
    In conjunction with the "Made in Form" exhibit, there will be an artist-led tour of the works on display

Details for each month’s Downtown at Sundown event will be added to the website.

About the SDSU Downtown Gallery

The SDSU Downtown Gallery is a part of the School of Art + Design within the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at SDSU dedicated to engaging students, faculty, artists and the public through innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary art and design.

Located off-campus, the SDSU Downtown Gallery creates an important link between the School and the art community. A yearly calendar of exhibitions, lectures, performances, and artist-driven programming fosters new ideas and dialogue about art making as a critical facet of society and our diverse cultural landscape.

Since 2010, the Gallery has hosted a range of exhibitions highlighting regional, national, and internationally recognized artists working in all media. The SDSU Downtown Gallery continues to focus on programming and partnerships that provide educational and experimental opportunities for collaboration.

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