First Tuesday: Typewriter assemblage artist slide show at Local Bistro

Special to the Sun
Courtesy photo A look at one of Jeremy Mayer's creations, made out of old typewriters.

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats in historic downtown Truckee is hosting “Typewriter Assemblage with Jeremy Mayer,” a slide show presentation by the professional artist from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5.”Typewriter Assemblage with Jeremy Mayer” is the next episode of Moody’s popular slide show series event, First Tuesday, a monthly artisan and outdoor sports-focused slide show highlighting talented people and nonprofit organizations of the Truckee/Tahoe community. Next Tuesday, Mayer will share photos of his typewriter sculptures and talk about his artistic vision.Born and raised in Northern Minnesota, Mayer moved to Northern California in 1990, and he lived on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe for many years. He now lives and works in Oakland, Calif., as a full-time artist.Designing and building full-scale human figures from typewriter parts is Mayer’s forte. Typewriter assemblage is a genius state of mind, Mayer said. Every sculpture crafted is reassembled with components and mechanical processes indigenous to the typewriter. No soldering, welding or glue is used in Mayer’s assemblages.”I’ve come to think of the nearly archaic typewriter as a part of our natural surroundings,” Mayer said. “All unused and unusable typewriters are the accretions of our activity and our growth not unlike a termite mound, a bird’s nest, or a beehive.”Turning typewriter machines inside out and taking all the components out of their original context, Mayer hopes to show how the designers of typewriters drew inspiration from the human body and from nature.For information and to stay connected with the event, visit Moody’s Facebook event tab at

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