“Greenup Time: An Artists’ Auction to Help Save Meridian is now in full swing! OurSpecial Opening Reception is on Thursday, March 20th at 6:00 PM and our Grand Finale Auction night is the following week, Thursday, March 27th at 6:00 PM. Please attend the opening reception to begin your silent bids on all the great artworks donated by artists and friends of Meridian and return the following week to see if you are the highest bidder! With over 50 participating artists, there is sure to be artwork to enjoy and fun to have all while supporting an established community arts organization. Free and open to the public but please RSVP! ”
I’ve donated Untitled no. 10.
This website has been designed by the multi-talented and ever so nice to work with, Jade Jariya.
Thanks, JJ !!
The night of the opening, Jarrett Earnest will moderate “Serving Crazy”, a conversation between Abby Leigh and Bay Area painters Robin McDonnell, Bruno Fazzolari, and Prajakti Jayavant. Starting with Josef Albers’ statement “I’m not paying homage to the square, its just the dish I serve my craziness about color in,” these artists will discuss their different approaches to making a painting, and what, if anything, “abstraction” as a category means today.
January 11, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
The Council on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C. has acquired these three pieces.
Coverage and installation pictures of ‘Fold. Color. Limn.’ by SF Art Enthusiast.
Meridian Gallery is proud to present the first major survey of the work of Bay Area artist Prajakti Jayavant, curated by John Zarobell, former curator at SFMOMA.
“Jayavant’s work is a complex constellation of artistic ideas rendered immediate in the flesh. Her painted works on paper are folded and cut, torn and trimmed. Approaching this work requires an open mind because it is not illustrative but provocative. The paintings refer to so many objects we might have seen before and they evoke thoughts and sensations but finally stand alone. They play by their own rules, creating a universe through overlapping forms and complementary colors. These objects enter our space and take up our minds. Most of the works on view have been produced in the past two years but a few were made earlier and provide context on the artist’s development. In addition, this exhibition marks the release of the limited edition, hand-made artist’s book STORY (2001/2011), which supplements the mute expressiveness of the paintings with voice and spins strands of language into an interior narrative.”
- John Zarobell
Each resident at Djerassi is asked to leave an artwork after their stay.
Here’s mine, shown still stuck on the studio wall. I foraged through the wood burning stove that I was tending for some materials.
Materials: Kindling debris, soot, used matchsticks, and gesso on paper.
Dimensions: 11 in. x 8.5 in.
No need for charcoal pencils when soot is present and plentiful.