Excerpt of review: ‘Form +, Art with a sense of history.’

“Form+s remaining works, exhibited in less quirky settings, are slightly more insular. In spite of the self-referential qualities of the pieces on paper by Todd Bura or Prajakti Jayavant, who both account for every line or crease in their compositions, there is an overarching sense of history: the immediate history of the artist’s hand and that of the artists’ awareness of their place within the broader timeline of art history. As a result, the throwback atmosphere of Meridian’s space both complements and highlights the beautiful subtleties of these works by a somewhat underrepresented contingent of contemporary Bay Are artists.” -Ava Jancar

San Francisco Bay Guardian Volume 42, Issue 28


Form +

March 13, 2008

“Prajakti Jayavant’s painted paper constructions pose provocative questions about the limits of difference and our capacity to frame experience meaningfully. On the verge of sheer materiality, her works betray the barest echoes of formal intent, and thereby attune our awareness to the wonder of artistic possibility.” – Lawrence Rinder

Copyright © Lawrence Rinder 2008

“Prajakti Jayavant creates forms that resemble icons, mute reliefs composed of carefully folded and dented paper built up with layers of paint. There is an interaction with volume and color that transforms the original materials into hermetic enclosures. Like inscrutable faces, they contain a complexity that both pulsates outwards and remains concealed within a masking shell, refusing to be explained or described.” – Luis Camnitzer

Copyright © Luis Camnitzer 2007