Meridian Gallery: Prajakti Jayavant, “Fold. Color. Limn.”

by Admin on 12/05/2011

During the months of December and January, The Meridian Gallery presents the first major survey of the work of Bay Area artist Prajakti Jayavant, curated by John Zarobell, former curator at SFMOMA. This exhibition also marks the release of a limited edition artist’s book STORY (2001/2011).

Jayavant’s manipulations of these painted works on paper by overlapping and creating myriad forms by folding, cutting, and tearing are meditative investigations by both the artist and her audience into the object’s inherent qualities, complementing and transforming the colors and shapes by which they hang. They may perhaps recall other objects. Most of the works on view have been produced in the past two years, but a few were made earlier, providing context and illustrating Jayavant’s development.

Prajakti Jayavant received her BFA from Ohio State University and her MFA from California College of the Arts. She has been the recipient of The Visions from the New California Project Fellowship for the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and she has exhibited at The Drawing Center in New York

With the utmost intention, I refine the shaggy circumferences of smudges, cut precisely, crease and tuck. Determined curves, strategic color and encrypted folds combine to create ideological dimension. Each piece is a chosen accumulation of imprinted actions over time. –Prajakti Jayavant