Date: Jan 01 - Dec 31,2004
Reception date: Jan 01 - Dec 31,2004
Hubris Corpulentis: Political Prints
January 15-February 28, 2004
Hubris Corpulentus is a state of obscene, overweening pride that produces monstrous realities out of the stupor of irrationality. The handbooks of psychological disorders offer no such term. The prints of Art Hazelwood lay claim to such a title in their representations of Wall Street, war and the absurdities of society. Over forty of his prints are on display at Meridian Gallery. A series of ten engravings on the war in Iraq gives its name to this exhibition.
Photographs by Hand: Liquid Emulsion on Canvas
March 4-April 4, 2004
Lady: Quiltworks, Sculptural Dresses, and Paintings
April 6-May 2, 2004
Drawing It Out: Artist Instructors from the Meridian Interns Program
May 20-June 26, 2004
Our Streets, Our People: Bearing Witness 1968-2004
Robert Terrell, Documentary Photographer
Co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee and SAPA
July 1-August 15, 2004
This exhibition presents a broad overview of documentary photographer Robert Terrell's work over nearly four decades focusing on the issue of homelessness in San Francisco and other major cities in the US and around the world. The photographs present the poor, the homeless, the addicted, the underemployed, the unemployed and those on the verge of losing control of their minds, bodies, and basic dignity. Nonetheless, they also highlight the silent dignity, and inspiring perseverance, of the frequently ignored, and commonly misunderstood human beings who reside on the streets of far too many of the world's great cities. For over 30 years, Terrell has been photographing homeless people around the world. His exhibition will also include works created in Africa, India, China, and Germany.
Meridian Gallery, now celebrating its 15th Anniversary, will present a public program series throughout the exhibition to address the root causes of homelessness and potential solutions to this desperate problem. Program topics range from local policy changes to the abolition of homelessness as a national movement.
Editiones de Cuatro: Four Primtamkers from Mission Grafica, San Francisco
September 9-October 24
Working the Unseen with Spiritual Tools
November 4-December 18, 2004
"Whiten gives us his unique rendering, and as always, his work provides us with a special threshold of possibility. In the current exhibition, Whiten's glass skull from the "Parsifal Series" bursts with energy. Does it hold the exuberance of a questing warrior who has come to the moment that, touching his spear to an incurable wound, it can be healed?
The glass tools make us think of what mysteries of spirit they may measure. The glass skull is stark, and it asks us to be still. And the "Constellation Series" drawings seem to reflect a spatial abyss that lets the stars remember us. All of Whiten's work is generous and invites us to sit with its wisdom, without hurrying its stories. In that way, they come through to us in a form that may not only excite but inspire. The more closely we know this work, the more new ideas we can find, and the more vigorous our sense of deepened experience."
- Mia Kirsi Stageberg, Copyright © 2004 by the Society for Art Publications of the Americas