In delightfully echt-Germanic fashion, this draftsman follows seven rigid, self-imposed rules. He must use an elliptical template, but he's not allowed to draw a complete ellipse, nor are any lines allowed to touch ech other, etc. Otherwise, Mayer can do anything he wants, and the results tend to have an appealing, anarchic fastidiousness. The most impressive, a fifty-foot wall full of scattering arcs, dashes and spiralling hive shapes, could be an explosion in a Slinky factory. Mayer may be working in Sol LeWitt's shadow, but the sheer idiosyncratic energy of his drawings should make the great delegator nervous.
(The New Yorker, June 2001)
> CTM.08 > INSTALLATIONS