Build 003
initial installation in my studio


Go Figure

This project is a tool for tactile installations. Conceived as a modular sculpture system, Go Figure is able to adapt to any space. It operates primarily as a dimensional drawing device (an easy-to-build system of wood and custom metal brackets that a person or group can use to draw in space). This work is my way of using the varied processes I’m drawn to and influenced by to build spaces and objects that play with motifs—from domestic space to construction site—intertwining historically gendered materials, luxury and lowbrow items, to confuse and question our established associations. With its DIY nature and the transparency of its construction, this piece is an invitation. Its bones are a tool for collaboration (as seen in the video below).
The challenge of making physical work within the space available in New York City and an interest in the idea of a democratic form, led this project to be as malleable as possible. Although the aesthetics call on commercially produced goods, the contents were all hand made. From the wood braces—laminated, shaped, painted and waxed—to the quilted tarps, hand-printed silk textiles, and varied panels. The work is not meant to be reproduced—it's meant to grow. It’s still very much in progress and will continue to evolve.

My thesis presentation is below, along with an extended look at the collaborative building process. 
Collaborators:

Video - Juan Bravo
Music - Nate Appel
Quilting -  Elizabeth Miklejohn
3D Modeling - Chester Dols
Builders (in the video)  - Daniel Arturo Almeida,
Chester Dols, Nell Jocelyn,Hannah Jocelyn,
Lexie Kline, Jamie Mcintosh, and Weston Rivel






Three custom powder-coated steel brackets, in multiple formations
Fusion 360 model of the brackets





Cart build 001
Build 001 (top right)
Cart build 002

Build 002





Loose Cannon - 001



Loose Cannon Editions

This project is the first of an experimental press, focusing on editions in which the recipient is an active collaborator in the final piece. It's an installation you build, share, and can fit in your pocket. The first edition is a sampling of patterns, pieces of collage, gestures, and forms that I developed, then risographed and laser cut on multi-colored stock. 
With this first edition I was interested in the open-ended nature of the idea and just wanted to see what the results might be. I'm excited to work with and publish other artists’ work for upcoming editions.


Follow along :
Loose Cannon Editions


Loose Cannon - 001 contents





Loose Cannon Installation - 001



Pop up build by Yawen Erin Huang






Plumb Line Fiberglass reinforced plastic, OSB plywood, rubberized rope over steel armature, 2 led camp lights By: Jimmy Mezei
Plumb Line
Fiberglass reinforced plastic, OSB plywood,
rubberized rope over steel armature, 2 led camp lights






Crumple Zone

Crumple Zone, a name that refers to the area on a car designed specifically for collisions. This body of work saw my studio as a site for experimentation and had me move out of a mainly two-dimensional practice. The resulting work came out of throwing my immmediate influences up against each other. 


Rumble Strips
48” x 27”
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, OSB plywood, Jcloth, Oil on cardboard,
Enamel on vacuum formed plastic, in aluminum light-box




Crumple Zone
Installation view and details




Mark
9" x 12"Watercolor on paper of a Court st. Pastry Cheesecake by Jimmy Mezei
Sign of Good Cheesecake
9" x 12"
Watercolor on paper

Watercolour Studies



Tom and Soda
12" x  9"
Watercolor on paper


Blinds Cinched Too High on One Side
6" x 9"
Watercolor on paper


Loft Lamp
12" x 9"
Watercolor on paper


Salon Wall
9" x 9.75"
Watercolor on paper


Summer Snack
12" x 9"
Watercolor on paper


Maine
6" x 9"
Watercolor on paper


Fort Defiance
12" x 9"
Watercolor on paper


Kings County
9" x 6"
Watercolor on paper


Stuck Pear on a Tin Plate
12" x 9"
Watercolor on paper


Louis’ Lands End
9.75" x 9"
Watercolor on paper


Starline Social Club
10" x 14"
Watercolor on paper


Summer Snack no. 2
12" x 9"
Watercolor on paper


Good Lookin Pair
9" x 12"
Watercolor on paper


The Loft
9" x 12"
Watercolor on paper


Robert's Chair
9" x 6"
Watercolor on paper


Chair With Blanket
6"X9"
Watercolor on paper


Bathroom
7" x 9.25"
Watercolor on paper


Shelter Island Porch
12" x 17"
Watercolor on paper








Menlo Park Forms

I was brought on through the FB AIR program to install a multiple-wall mural with 3-dimensional elements at the Palo Alto campus of Facebook's headquarters. This installation was a physical extension of the poster series I made during my residency. It was meant to mimic the abstracted landscapes I used in the series to depict a break from your regular routine. 
These abstracted landscapes came from experiments with my own process. The forms throw shadows depending on the time of day, that make for a fluctuating, active installation. 





Install with help from Kristin Farr