Over the last decade or so I have worked with steel, glass, marble dust, dirt, weeds, insects, bacteria, seeds, flour, gold leaf foil, synthetics, and old books. I work out of respect for each material’s inherent integrity and a passion for creating beautiful objects and experiences. Every material projects its own spectrum of unique sensory triggers. If I’m sensitive enough in choosing what to put next to what, a moment will arrive when the collective story starts telling itself. The materials themselves contain no image, no representation, no story, but they create all these things in me.
David Meyer's work explores many aspects of the human condition in relationship to the physical world through his unique approach to materials and objects. His work ranges from large-scale installations and commissions to simple objects that compel the viewer to take a second look.
He has had solo exhibitions at the Turchin Art Center in North Carolina, Leedy Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, Missouri, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, San Antonio College in Texas, Greater Reston Art Center in Virginia, and Skybox in Philadelphia where he created an installation utilizing 1000 pounds of sifted flour.
Meyer was awarded an NEA funded fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts for Emerging Professional Artist. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum, Arlington Arts Center and Workhouse Art Center in Virginia, Art Museum of the Americas, Edison Place Gallery and US Botanic Garden in D.C., Area 405 in Baltimore and Vox Populi, LG Tripp Gallery, James Oliver Gallery, and Globe Dye Works in Philadelphia. Currently, he lives in Delaware and is a professor at the University of Delaware in the Sculpture Program.