Mays Mayhew: Twice - Drawings of Doubles for the New Decade
Feb 7, 2020 | 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gary Brown Art | 7 S. Broadway | Aurora, IL 60505
Gary Brown Gallery is proud to host a unique exhibition by Mays Mayhew that explore the hero’s journey through the eyes of a 4-year-old. The reception will be Feb. 7th from 6 to 10 pm during Aurora Downtown’s first Friday event. The reception on Feb. 7th will feature VR and time-lapse video. Virtual reality (VR) videos will show a retrospective of previous work to illuminate the path to her current work. Time-lapse videos, on display at the reception, will show her studio practice. Come see this unique show of contemporary figurative drawings and meet the artist at the reception on Feb. 7th from 6 to 10pm.
Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Mayhew recently relocated to Aurora, IL with her husband and two children. She studied visual 2D arts at UW – Madison, WI, Rhode Island School of Design, and Florence, Italy. She has been a figurative artist for 20 years. Mayhew said the exhibit shows her newest series which explores several matriarchs. She draws her four-year-old daughter as the matriarchs. “I’m interested in a story that is tangible juxtapose to the intangible. Sometimes the intangible is a scribble.” Mayhew said. “Using pencil on paper, my approach is as simple as my tools. I like monochromatic gray scales. I also really enjoy the silvery characteristic of graphite, the primary medium in my work.”