Press Release: Jancar Jones

October 10, 2008



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prajakti Jayavant October 10 – November 8, 2008 Opening, Friday, October 10th, 6-9pm

The Jancar Jones Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit by San Francisco-based artist, Prajakti Jayavant. The exhibit will include Jayavant’s characteristically sculptural paintings on paper and will coincide with the release of a print, in an edition of 100. Starting with single sheets of paper, Jayavant layers paint and medium on top of crimps and cuts, repeating, applying pressure, and then repeating to create beautifully dynamic three-dimensional forms. At times mimicking bent metal, she implies solidity through her meticulous and time consuming process, all the while maintaining a strong connection to the physicality of drawing and an indebtedness to the minimalist canon. As she notes, “These materials, tools, and actions constitute my vocabulary/language of drawing. My work is in dialogue with Lucio Fontana’s sculptural interpretation of the drawn mark, Ellsworth Kelly’s exploration of space and shape, Robert Ryman’s use of painting to convey objecthood, Richard Tuttle’s interplay of dimensions, and Agnes Martin’s engagement with beauty and sensation. Though I situate this body of work in the arena of drawing, my interest involves the questioning of a work’s function as both an object and as a drawing.” For her installation, Jayavant will work with the geography of the gallery space to create an intimate setting for her work that is conducive yet somewhat atypical of her work’s usual gallery presentation. Prajakti Jayavant was born in Cleveland, Ohio and received her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 2001. Her work has most recently been included in exhibitions at Meridian Gallery in San Francisco and The Drawing Center in New York.

For more information please contact Eric Renehan Jones or Ava Jancar at or visit Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, noon – 6pm and by appointment.