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Daniel Mayer, instructional specialist and studio manager for the ASU School of Art’s Pyracantha Press, was a panelist for the Public Art Network’s national conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 7-9, 2012. The panel, “Third Hand: Digital Tools in an Analog World”, focused on how studio artists keep their hands in large scale public art projects. Susan Pontious, director of the San Francisco Public Art Program, moderated the panel, which included Nori Sato and Brad Goldberg.
In addition, Mayer's work will be featured in the forthcoming publication by Franz Mayer of Munich Architectural Glass and Mosaic. The publication showcases Daniel Mayer’s public art glass project, produced in the Munich studio and to be installed at Terminal 4 of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport during the spring of 2013. The publication is a comprehensive listing of international projects created in the Munich studios to be published December 2012.
Mayer also co-juried “Advanced Student Work in the Field of Artists’ Books” to be exhibited at the 2012 Book Project International in Marseille, France. The competition was open to all national academic programs that have an emphasis in teaching book arts. Co-jurors were Inge Bruggeman, Columbia College, Chicago and Susan Viguers, director of the Grad Book Arts Program, University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
Mayer’s personal studio work was recently selected for “1000 Artists Books: Exploring the Book as Art” published by Quarry Books.
Daniel Mayer is on the teaching staff of, and is the studio manager for the ASU School of Art’s Pyracantha Press, who recently was awarded two public art projects through the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. The projects are integrated into the master plan for the automated Phoenix Sky Train, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 4. Both permanent public art projects open to the public in spring 2013.
Mayer has designed 20,000 square feet of terrazzo flooring for the automatic train platform at Terminal 4. Recycled glass and aluminum water-jet cut letterforms that provide interactive elements for discovery will be imbedded into the polished terrazzo flooring.
Two pedestrian connector bridges at Terminal 4 also will feature Mayer’s original design composed in 56 architectural glass panels. The 2,200 square feet of backlit glass will be fabricated under Mayer’s supervision at the renowned Franz Mayer Architectural Glass and Mosaics studio in Munich, Germany. Several of the techniques used by Mayer on the glass panels date from medieval times and include hand-painted ceramic colors fired onto glass through industrial kilns.
Project Date: February 2011
Daniel Mayer is on the teaching staff of, and is the studio manager for the ASU School of Art’s Pyracantha Press, and has personal studio work included in Making Handmade Books: 100 Bindings, Structures and Forms, a 2011 Lark Crafts publication. Mayer’s movable-text book forms known as “volvelles” are featured with his ceramic rhetoric stick series and a collaboration with Andrei Codresc, NPR commentator. The volvelle, or wheel chart, dates from the 13th century and was a movable paper disc sewn into a book. Volvelles first were used to chart the stars, planets, and religious holidays and to tell fortunes.
Mayer’s inclusion in the Lark Crafts publication follows the Lark Books publication of 500 Handmade Books,” which features one of Mayer’s artist’s books. – an origami book form that he produced during a residency at the Glasgow Print Workshop in Scotland.
Project Date: February 2011
Daniel Mayer is on the teaching staff of, and is the studio manager for the ASU School of Art’s Pyracantha Press, curates an artist book exhibition at the Arizona Museum for Youth in Mesa featuring renowned national and international book artists such as Mark Atwood, Xu Bing, Karen Bleitz and ASU Herberger College School of Art alumna Ashlee Weitlauf. The exhibition, Outside the Book, features hands-on activities and children'’s bookmaking workshops and runs Oct. 20, 2007 - Feb. 3, 2008.
Project Date: October 2007