The Gary Brown Gallery will have the honors of hosting the unique exhibition by artist Mays Mayhew. The exhibition will showcase the hero’s journey through the eyes of a four-year-old. The event will be hosted from 6 to 10 p.m. on February 7 during Aurora Downtown’s First Fridays event.
The show runs from Jan. 20 to Feb. 22 at the Gary Brown Gallery, located at 7 S. Broadway, Aurora. The gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat. by appointment. It is free and open to the public. Mayhew said that her exhibition will show her new work 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 monochromic grayscales. I also really enjoy the silvery characteristic of graphite, the primary medium in my work.”
The reception on Feb. 7 will feature virtual reality and time-lapse video. The virtual reality 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.
Mayhew was born and raised in Wisconsin in a farm. She recently relocated to Aurora, Illinois with her husband and two children. She had studied visual 2D arts at UW – Madison, WI, Rhode Island School of Design, and Florence, Italy. She has experience of figurative artist for more than 20 years.