Discovering the Geometric Elements of Sculptural Art
On Thursday, February 11, Arts Brookfield, the global arts and events program of commercial real estate corporation Brookfield, commenced its arts programming at 1801 California with the opening reception for Dimensionality I. Featuring the works of Colorado-based artist, Stan Meyer, the exhibition is the first in a paired showing.
Inspired by elements of Celtic design, Meyer’s featured works are formidable in size. With delicate, interlacing shapes and luminous metallic and jewel-like colors, the pieces, which were created specifically for the 1801 California exhibition, demonstrate Meyer’s mastery of his career-long expression of geometry.
The opening reception invited the public into the lobby of the 1801 California building to experience the pieces and hear from the artist.
Meyer offered insight into his artistic process, explaining his designs are created out of tarpaper, the tar-infused paper usually found under the shingles on a roof. By weaving this paper and painting it with a combination of buttermilk, dry pigments and lacquer, the 3D appearance is created.
Meyer is recognized as one of the first artists to use the flat-weave technique to create contemporary art. His nine colorful, large-scale 3D artworks in Dimensionality I reflect not only his interest in Celtic design, but also architectural, tribal and geometric elements. Meyer explains that it’s the way these elements work together within the weave that form the “objectness” of each piece. These individual elements are what allow the viewer to experience each piece in a unique manner.
The Dimensionality I exhibition runs until March 24. Dimensionality II: New Works by Jeff Richards, begins at 1801 California on March 30.
For more information about Arts Brookfield, visit artsbrookfield.com or follow Arts Brookfield on Facebook, Twitter (@ArtsBrookfield) or Instagram (ArtsBrookfield), using the hashtags #1801California or #RepublicPlaza for exhibitions at each location. To view more works by Stan Meyer, visit www.stanmeyerart.com.