INTRODUCING: MERIDIAN STUDIO VISITs online
Meridian Gallery launched its new visual arts program, MERIDIAN STUDIO VISITS online, in December, 2014.
Designed as a virtual exhibition series, MERIDIAN STUDIO VISITS online offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of contemporary artworks as curators visit artists in their studios. Meridian Gallery’s longtime curatorial collaborator Theres Rohan masterminded MERIDIAN STUDIO VISITS and describes her vision for the series in the following statement:
“As the visitor enters a museum, or equally, a gallery he or she finds a very polished product – the best work selected – spaced perfectly, lit perfectly. However, when the curator makes the visit to the artist’s studio things look often like minor chaos, the work stacked up or even tucked away. It is a particular thrill and privilege to unearth the most pivotal work and engage with the artist about ideas and process – failures and triumphs. This intimacy, this thrill is what I intend to bring to the viewer with this first edition of MERIDIAN STUDIO VISITS.”
MERIDIAN STUDIO VISITS online premiered with new work from the studio of Berkeley artist Sylvia Sussman (available to view in Meridian's online archive) and continues with Catching the Rainbow: Image Maker Tim Whiten in Conversation with Jarrett Earnest.
Meridian Gallery presents this edition of MERIDIAN STUDIO VISITS online in collaboration with Toronto gallerist Olga Korper, videographers Michael Hurlbut and Michael Lobel, and editor Peter Foley.
Deeper, ever deeper; Darker, always darker: The Journey of Tim Whiten is now available for purchase on Meridian's online store. This catalog was published by Meridian's parent non-profit organization, the Society for Art Publications of the Americas, in conjunction with Meridian Gallery's 2010 exhibition by the same name. Featuring essays by Robert Farris Thompson, Dale McConathy, Claire Daigle, Jarrett Earnest, and Mia Kirsi Stageberg with a foreword by Anne Brodzky, this rare publication designed by composer Ellen Fullman spans the breadth of Whiten's illustrious career.