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Sculpture exhibit, Edward Mayer: Tracing Change, opens at the University Art Museum

Edward Mayer

Edward Mayer

A reception on Tuesday, January 25th from 5-7 p.m., at the University Art Museum will open an exhibit that highlights the thirty-year career of sculptor and UAlbany professor Edward Mayer. Tracing Change brings together past work and three new site-specific installations; this time he will use his newly-found retinue of space defining materials which include vinyl shelving units, steel tomato frames, zip ties, wire fencing cylinders, and circular chrome steel display racks to redirect our attention to aspects of the Museum's space that normally go unnoticed.

For more than two decades, Mayer has been building impermanent installations that transform space and order perception through the use of simple geometries and everyday materials such as pre-fab shelving, wire fencing, and wood lathe strips. Also included in the exhibition are video and photographic documentation that highlight Mayer's continuous and overlapping investigations into the mutable definitions of space, process, and temporality.

Mayer's work on display at the University Art Museum

Mayer's work on display at the University Art Museum


Edward Mayer has had solo exhibitions at Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts; Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Zolla-Liebermann Gallery in Chicago; Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; the Sầo Paulo Bienal in São Paulo Brazil; Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York; Green Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York; and the New York Sate Museum in Albany, New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Sculpture and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture.

Professor Mayer began teaching sculpture in 1970 at Ohio University in Athens, and has continued to teach (since 1983) at UAlbany, where he heads the Sculpture Department.

The exhibit runs January 25 through April 3, 2005. For further information or visual materials, please call (518) 442-4035 or visit our website at

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