July 20 to August 5
Meredith returns with new art exhibit at PCA
The July exhibit will be up during annual Chamber Music Festival
Back by popular demand: Lafayette-based artist Geoffrey Meredith returns to the
Piedmont Center for the Arts with a new exhibit from July 20 to August 5. His
exhibit in May and June was so well received, he is returning with
significantly more abstract paintings.
The exhibit will have an opening reception on Friday, July 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Members of the community are invited to stop by for refreshments, view the new
art, and chat with Meredith about his work.
Gallery hours will be from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22,
Saturday, July 28, and Saturday, August 4.
In the 1980s, Meredith refined the earlier work of German sociologist Karl
Mannheim and his theory of "cohort values" and published two books expanding
on the theory that the events one experiences when ‘coming-of-age’ imprint core
values that don't change substantially throughout a lifetime.
His art is an example of the ‘cohort effect’ at work, since he paints in two
distinctly different styles, both rooted in the art that was most prominent in the
1950s and 1960s, his own coming-of-age years: the Bay Area Movement, and Abstract Expressionism.
Today, Meredith is particularly influenced by the work of Robert Motherwell and
Franz Klein. His July show in Piedmont offers many more abstract expressionist
examples than in his earlier show in May.
He works out of Black Hawk Studios, his studio in Lafayette. More works of both
of Meredith’s styles can be viewed on his website, www.Hawkoakstudios.com.
Meredith received a degree in Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.
Following post-graduate studies at The Hellenic Institute in Athens, Greece, he received a Masters from Stanford, and embarked on a career in advertising.
Today, his painting takes precedence.
Meredith is represented at four northern California galleries. He also served for
five years on the Contra Costa Arts and Culture Commission.