About this Event
Join us for the third in a series of Artists Talks about 4 new public art projects in the City of Phoenix. On Thursday, April 29, we will talk with local Artist Dan Mayer about his newly completed public art bridge, Natural Rhythm, located at Happy Valley Rd and the I-17. The two aesthetic freeway fences on Arizona’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange can be enjoyed by travelers north and southbound, east and westbound.
About the Presenter(s)
Daniel Mayer is a visual artist who utilizes both traditional analog and digital processes to produce works of art in bookform. Language and art result in experimental artist’s books, variable editioned prints, fine press publications and award winning large-scale public art commissions. Mayer is the Director for ASU’s Pyracantha Press where he publishes inter-disciplinary limited-edition handmade books and prints in collaboration with artists, writers, musicians, among others. Mayer’s creative research spans 33 years (since 1986), with works in 105 National and International Collections. The activities of the Press are recognized as the Dean’s Initiative for creative research, teaching, and community outreach. Mayer has mentored ASU’s student artists book club ABBA: A-Buncha-Book-Artists for the past 19 years. Mayer exhibits nationally and internationally and has work in numerous private and public special collections such as The Jack Ginsberg Artists Book Collection – Johannesburg, Getty, Wellesley, Yale, National Library-Hague, Netherlands, NY Public Library, Klingspor Stadt Museum in Offenbach, ArtPool Artists Books Archives in Budapest, the Ruth and Marvin Sachner Archives of Visual and Concrete Poetry, among others. Recent residencies include thematic art and science invitationals at PLAYA, OR, 2014-19. Mayer is on the PLAYA Advisory Board.
Natural Rhythm, 2020
Dan Mayer, Artist
Stinger Bridge and Iron, Bridge Fabricator
FNF Construction, Constractor
Serrano Painting, Bridge Painter
This project was built with Percent-for-Art funds from the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department in collaboration with the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program and ADOT.