I believe that art in its many forms is the best that we have to show for ourselves as evolved human beings and that all of the arts have a unique and powerful potential to transform individual and group consciousness and promote social justice.
About Jerry Meyer
In his youth Meyer studied painting and took art classes as a teenager at the Museum of Modern Art Annex School in New York City. He studied art history at Brown University. After attending Yale Medical School, he pursued portrait and landscape painting with Roger Van Damme. He has been working with solid acrylics (Plexiglas) since 1992. In 1997, he began combining the acrylics with kitchen appliances ("under-appreciated icons of our lives") and adding electric light. He then expanded upon his use of Plexiglas by incorporating other plastic materials as a source of translucent color, such as water guns, screwdriver handles, 45 vinyl records, plastic jewelry and plastic toys. In 2004 he began a series of illuminated wall boxes and large installations.
He has been working full time as an artist for the last 20 years.