Drawing for Djerassi

April 14, 2010


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.

Date: 2010


No need for charcoal pencils when soot is present and plentiful.

Page in The Last Book

January 18, 2009


A quick installation pic of my image in  ’The Last Book,’ a project by the incredible Luis Camnitzer.

Location: The National Library, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Prajakti Jayavant
Untitled (JJG #3), 2008
offset lithograph on paper
18 x 15 inches
edition of 100, signed/numbered

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 info@jancarjones.com or visit www.jancarjones.com. Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, noon – 6pm and by appointment.

Jancar Jones Opening

October 10, 2008
With fellow artists Dean Smith and J. John Priola.

With fellow artists Dean Smith and J. John Priola.