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September 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The works of visual artist Mays Mayhew will be displayed Aug. 27 to Sept. 18 at St. Xavier University’s SXU Gallery, located in the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago, IL 60655. Mayhew will give a lecture about the exhibit, titled “Doppelganger,” Sept. 12 at 3:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday. Free and open to the public.
Mayhew said the exhibit is an examination of the different forms a doppelganger takes, double-mindedness, narcissism, spiritualism, introspection, and fearfulness.
“Sometimes the image portrays a doppelganger as the same person, others a twin. I’m attracted to the visual rhythm of unobtrusive dialogue the repeated figure creates,” Mayhew said. “Using pencil on paper, my approach is as simple as my tools. I use the grayscale of graphite to keep the image open-ended for the viewer to mirror, creating a new tangible doppelganger. Ultimately, my art is to create provocative images about the human condition, beautifully.”
Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Mayhew currently resides in Aurora, Illinois, with her husband and two small children. She studied studio arts at UW – Madison, Wisconsin, Rhode Island School of Design, and in Italy. She has had over 50 exhibitions in 20 years — most notably, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair during Art Basel, Miami. For more details or more artwork, visit MaysMayhew.com.