Sculpture-wall (4-works)

Stan  Meyer Water Flight
Water Flight
Mixed media
76 x 88 in
Stan  Meyer
Deep Blue
Mixed media
78 x 60 in
Stan  Meyer
Overcome
Mixed media
84 x 64 in
Stan  Meyer Propelled
Propelled
Mixed media
48 x 88 x 5 in

Stan  Meyer

Stan Meyer

Stan Meyer Biography

Stan Meyer received a degree in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1973 and an MFA in painting and drawing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1975.  He taught at Rend Lake College in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, at Rocky Mountain of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado and at the ArtReach Program in Denver. 

 

Meyer has been a working artist for thirty-eight years.  He has exhibited nationally and his work is found in many private and public collections, nationally and internationally.  He is one of the first artists to use the flat weave as a technique for creating contemporary art. 

 

Meyer lives in the foothills southwest of Denver.

 

Stan Meyer Statement

As one of the first artists to explore the flat weave in a contemporary art form, I have been creating art since the early 1970s.  These woven pieces usually have been flat and wall-mounted.  The dual influences for this art are the painters of the abstract expressionist movement and the artists involved in the contemporary craft movement.  The fusion of these two influences created a style that is uniquely my own.

 

The geometry within each work is a combination of forms from architecture, both contemporary secular and religious; from design elements from various cultures, especially Celtic, Maori and aboriginal and forms from nature.  I use these various components to create a visual language in my work—a language that is intellectually and spiritually stimulating. 

 

The current art has evolved from wall-mounted pieces to free-standing sculptures.  I see the influence of craft in the change—primarily ceramics—in that these works resemble vessels.  Art, for me, is belief made visible.  The fact that something is hand-made gives an aura of the human who made it and that resonates with a viewer.  I want my work to provide a meaning to life.  I believe the poetic is a legitimate artistic concern in the contemporary world.  I demonstrate the possibility of belief and transcendence. 

 

Process

My basic material is tar paper covered and colored with paint pigments and metallic powders, cut into strips and woven.  The woven sections are sprayed with lacquer or polyurethane.  Each section of the piece is mounted on foam core.   Then all the sections are assembled and mounted on a hidden plywood and 2x4 framework.  The texture of the weave itself and the mounting technique give the surface a sculptural quality, while the entire piece seems to float away from the wall on the hidden frame.

Stan Meyer Resumé

Teaching Experience

 

Art Instructor, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver, Colorado—1989-2003

Art Instructor, ArtReach, Denver, Colorado—1988

Art Instructor, Rend Lake College, Mt. Vernon, Illinois—1976-78

Research Assistant, University Museum and Art Galleries, Southern Illinois University,     Carbondale, Illinois—1973-75

 

Selected One-Person Exhibitions

 

Arvada Art Center, Poetic Presence, Arvada, Colorado—2017

Arts Brooksfield, Dimensionality 1: New Works by Stan Meyer, 1801 California, Denver Colorado—2016

Sculptural Dimensions, Republic Plaza, Denver, Colorado—2012

William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado—2008

Hibbard McGrath Gallery, Breckenridge, Colorado—2006

William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado—2006

Dairy Art Center. Boulder, Colorado—2005

William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado—2004

Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California—2003

Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado—2001

New Gallery, Houston, Texas—2000

Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado—1998

Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado—1994

New Gallery, Houston, Texas—1993

Clay & Fiber Gallery, Taos, New Mexico—1992

Hoag Gallery, Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado—1991

Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado—1991

Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver, Colorado—1991

New Gallery, Houston, Texas—1989

Gallery of the Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado—1989

Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado—1988

New Gallery, Houston, Texas—1987

Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado—1986

Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver Colorado—1983

St. Charles on Wazee Gallery, Denver, Colorado—1980

Gallery of the Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, Illinois—1977

Rend Lake College, Mt. Vernon, Illinois—1976

Mitchell Gallery, SIU-Carbondale—1975

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, Colorado—2013

Four 4 Art, Durst Studio, Denver, Colorado—2013

Sculptural Dimensions, Republic Plaza, Denver, Colorado—2012

Just Paper, Art Students League of Denver—2011

Collaborations Invitational, Art Students League of Denver—2011

Outside Installation, Art Students League of Denver—2011

Colorado Abstract, Metro Gallery, Denver, Colorado—2009

Ars Nova Gallery, Palm Desert, California—2007

Ironton Gallery, Denver, Colorado—2007

Nature of Things, Things in Nature, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, Colorado—2005

Four Friends, Durst Studio, Denver, Colorado—2005

Invitational, Evergreen Art Center, Evergreen, Colorado--2004

Together Again, Durst Studio, Denver, Colorado—2003

Men at Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ft. Collins, Colorado—2003 

35th Anniversary Invitational, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado—2003

Solace (Remembering 9/11), Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado—2002

Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado—2000

New Gallery, Houston, Texas—2000

Corporate Collection—2000, Republic Plaza, Denver, Colorado—2000

Colorado Abstraction:1975-1999—Arvada Art Center, Arvada, Colorado—1999

Enchantment of Japan, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado—1995

Under Southwestern Skies, Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado—1991

Diverse Images, One West Art Center, Ft. Collins, Colorado—1991

Faculty Exhibit, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design Denver, Colorado—1990

Spectaculum Botanica, One Tabor Center, Denver, Colorado—1989

Colorado Artists:Selections from the Permanent Collection, Denver Art Museum—1989                Major Works, Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado—1989

Works on Paper, New Gallery, Houston, Texas—1986

Denver Art Expo, Best of Show Exhibit, Denver, Colorado—1986

Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver, Colorado—1984

Colorado Annual, Denver Art Museum—1983

Interlacements Invitational, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, Colorado—1982

Sixth Colorado Annual, Denver Art Museum—1981

Lake Superior 77--4th Biennial International Craft Exhibit, Tweed Museum of Art,

    Duluth, Minnesota—1977

3/3 Open Invitational, ARC, NAME, Artemesia Galleries, Chicago, Illinois—1976

Alumni Invitational Art Exhibit, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin—1976

10th Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas—1976

McKinley Foundation, Champaign, Illinois—1975

Wabash Valley Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana—1975

Mitchell Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois—1974

Image on Paper, Springfield, Illinois—1974

Gallery 206, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin—1973

Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Art Museum, Evansville,  Indiana—1973

 

Reviews

 

Westword, Denver, Colorado—June 22, 2017

Westword, Denver, Colorado—December 11, 2008

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado—December 5, 2008

Westword, Denver, Colorado—May 3, 2006

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado—April 21, 2006

Daily Camera, Boulder, Colorado—June 26, 2005

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado—July 25, 2003

Westword, Denver, Colorado—February 20, 2003

Westword, Denver, Colorado—May 31, 2001

Denver Post, Denver, Colorado—December 1999

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado—October 3, 1999

Westword, Denver, Colorado—September 16, 1999

Denver Post—March 20, 1998

Westword, Denver, Colorado—April 22, 1998

Denver Post—February 23, 1995

Rocky Mountain News—January 15, 1995

Rocky Mountain News—June 12, 1994

Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo, Colorado—December 29, 1991

Rocky Mountain News—June 9, 1991

Rocky Mountain News—January 25, 1991

Pueblo Chieftain—December 3, 1989

Houston Post, Houston, Texas—June 7, 1989

Rocky Mountain News—December 11, 1987

Art Space—Fall 1986

Rocky Mountain News—June 6, 1986

Westword—June 4, 1986

Denver Post—May 16, 1986

Art Space—Nov/Dec 1985

Muse—Winter/Spring 1985-86

Art Line—Nov/Dec 1983

Colorado Daily, Boulder, Colorado—September 10, 1982

Daily Camera, Boulder, Colorado—September 2, 1982

Rocky Mountain News—May 24, 1980

Denver Post—May 23, 1980

New Art Examiner, Chicago, Illinois—February 1977

New Art Examiner—January 1977

 

 

Purchases

 

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Kaiser Permanente, Denver, Colorado

Illinois Heritage Museum, Peoria, Illinois

AMOCO, Denver, Colorado

United Technology-Mostek Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Kirkland and Ellis, Denver, Colorado

Neo Data, Inc., Boulder, Colorado

Robert Cowan, MD, Denver, Colorado

U.S. West, Boulder, Colorado

Kutak, Ross and Campbell, Denver, Colorado

One Hour Optical, Denver, Colorado

Stites Development, Denver, Colorado

Mission Viejo Realty Group, Denver, Colorado

A.D.P., Houston, Texas

First Bank of Shreveport, Louisiana

Steven Susman, Dallas, Texas

Bank South, Atlanta, Georgia

Roth and Brega, Denver, Colorado

Davis, Graham and Stubbs, Denver, Colorado

Buie Corporation, San Diego, California 

Creiger and Associates, Denver, Colorado

Mutual of New York Real Estate Company, Denver, Colorado

Coors, Golden, Colorado

Texas Instruments, Houston, Texas

Mitchell, Silverburg and Knapp, Santa Monica, California

Emerson Electric, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri

British Petroleum, Houston, Texas

Coldwell Banker, Boulder, Colorado

Paine Webber, Houston, Texas

Compaq Computer, Houston, Texas

MONY, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Valleylab, Boulder, Colorado

Frederick Ross and Company, Denver Colorado

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Colorado

Synergen, Boulder, Colorado

Yale and Seffinger, Denver, Colorado

Minorco USA, Denver, Colorado

Red Rocks Junior College, Lakewood, Colorado

Community First National Bank, Thornton, Colorado

Panhandle Pipeline, Houston, Texas

Nancy Tieken, Denver, Colorado and La Jolla, California

 

Selected Commisions

 

United Bank of Cherry Creek, Denver, Colorado

Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, Washington

Westin Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Piper Jaffray and Hopwood, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kaiser Permanente, Denver, Colorado

Edye Hughes, Denver, Colorado

PepsiCo, Irvine, California

United States Department of State, Cairo, Egypt

Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, Newport Beach, California

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Beaver Creek, Colorado

Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, Illinois

Dragon Hill Lodge, Seoul, Korea

Radisson Hotel, San Diego, California

Beta West, Denver, Colorado

Albert C. Martin & Associates, Los Angeles, California

Prudential Centre Hotel, Hong Kong

Carlsbad Airport Centre, San Diego, California

Dr. and Mrs. Howard Corren, Denver, Colorado

Ross-Cherry Creek Library, Denver, Colorado

St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California                

Honeywell, Denver, Colorado

OneComm, Denver, Colorado

U.S. West, Denver, Colorado

Ft. Collins City Hall, Ft. Collins, Colorado

Time Warner Telecom, Littleton, Colorado

Colorado State Bank and Trust, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne, Wyoming  

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