by Derrick Stembridge in New Art on Friday 25 July 2008

Jeremy Mayer disassembles typewriters and then reassemble them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. He does not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together: the process is entirely cold assembly. Over the years he has been watching the advances in molecular engineering and biotechnology with anticipation and trepidation. With a passion for the sciences and science fiction, and both disciplines often stress the importance of considering the ramifications of implementing new technologies, these interests figure clearly into his sculpture and drawings.