Meridian Gallery – “Unexpected Reflections:” Inter-media Explorations of the New Face of Portraiture

Meridian Gallery – “Unexpected Reflections:” Inter-media Explorations of the New Face of Portraiture

Meridian Gallery

February 8, 2010

Unexpected Reflections:
JD Beltran, Jim Campbell, Gigi Janchang, Marion Gray

Curated by Terri Cohn

January 21 – March 6, 2010
Artist Talk, February 4, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Video Preview at

Meridian Gallery
535 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Unexpected Reflections: The Portrait Reconsidered features innovative, sometimes stunning, cutting-edge interpretations of the portrait. JD Beltran’s work splits a single composition into four different media, compelling a comparative dialogue between painting, photography, film, and video. Jim Campbell’s work travels a color-sampling pixel across two crisp portraits, illuminating the relationships between and complexity of perception, memory, and light. Gigi Janchang’s striking and disturbing composite photographs highlight provocative issues of beauty, symmetry, race, and bias. And Marion Gray’s archival prints present a unique and multifaceted portrait of the remarkable individuals and events that have defined the San Francisco Bay Area art world and beyond over the past 40 years. The intermedia exhibition, curated by Terri Cohn, is showing at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco, California, from January 21st through March 6th, 2010. Preview the show at . Catalog available. For further information, see or contact Jarrett Earnest at Meridian Gallery, 415.398.7229 or info [​at​]

Meridian Gallery is a non-profit institution based in San Francisco for the past twenty years. A commitment to nonviolent social change and to the inherent value of diversity has animated the SAPA (nonprofit parent of Meridian Gallery) since it began in 1986. Initially dedicated to breaking down racial, cultural, economic and geographic barriers through the arts, Meridian Gallery rapidly began to move into its purpose – to embody change – and as it moved, to assume a tangible responsibility to explore issues and to make spaces where youth and adults could access experientially a widening of the possible.

The Society for Art Publications of the Americas and its Meridian Gallery increases social, philosophical and spiritual change among previously isolated individuals and communities. Society for Art Publications of the Americas is the title selected in 1985 for the 501(c)(3) non-profit whose programs bear the name “Meridian” to signify hemispheric, geographical and cross cultural concerns: Meridian Gallery (1989), Meridian Interns Program (1996) and Meridian Music: Composers in Performance (1998).

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