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Carolyn Meyer – Outside In, Inside Out

Presented by Desta Gallery at Desta Gallery, Mill Valley CA

May 05 2021
Jun 16 2021
Carolyn Meyer – Outside In, Inside Out

Solo exhibition of paintings by Carolyn Meyer – first time shown in Marin in two decades

Exhibition Dates:
* May 5 – June 16

* Saturday, May 8, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, by appointment

[Pictured: Aperol Orange & Hot Pink – 48 X 48 Inches – Oil On Canvas]

Desta Gallery is pleased to announce “Outside In, Inside Out” a solo exhibition of paintings by Carolyn Meyer on view from May 5 – June 16. This is the first time Meyer’s work will be shown in Marin in two decades.

A meet-and-greet with the artist will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2 pm – 5:00 pm.
There will be three time-slots available: 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.  Please email us at or call us at 415.384.8762 to book your appointment.

Carolyn Meyer was born in Bakersfield, CA. She earned both BFA and MFA degrees from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Since 1995, Meyer has been teaching painting, and in parallel, has been exhibiting her work. She is currently the Director of the School of Fine Art Painting for BFA and MFA students at the Academy of Art University.  In 2019, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by the Academy of Art University. Also, she has served as a Juror for the Sausalito Art Festival for eleven years.

Over the last 25 years, Meyer has been exhibiting in many solo and group shows. Her work can be found in private and public collections, such as the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, White & Case, New York, John Swire & Sons, London, Margaret Hearst, San Francisco. Her work has been featured in such publication as American Art Collector Magazine, SouthWest Art Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Femme, and Marin Independent Journal.

Meyer’s work is a mixture of nature and emotion expressed through shape, form, color, and design. Her paintings draw the viewer into an engaging dialogue between realism and abstraction. Flowers and objects appear in unique compositions that push the representation back and forth between what is and isn’t real, like the movement of light and shadow and the effect on color. The abstraction aims to combine color and form while leaving traces of history behind. This is seen in the layers of paint that show a timeline of the process.


Free admission

Contact: 415.384.8762


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Additional time info:

Meet-and-Greet:  Saturday, May 8, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, by appointment

Gallery Hours:  Mon-Sat, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


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