Doppelganger, Drawings by Mays Mayhew

Monday, Aug 27 – Sep 18, 2018 6 – 7 pm

Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd
Chicago, IL 60655

Artist Talk: Wednesday, September 12th  |  3:30pm

SXU Gallery is proud to announce a fresh new exhibition of artwork by Mays Mayhew that explore different doppelganger forms.

Doppelganger will be on exhibit at St. Xavier University Gallery. SXU Gallery is located in the Warde Acedemic Center, 3700 W. 103rd, Chicago, IL 60655. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday. Artist Talk will be Sept. 12th, Weds., at 3:30pm.


About the Show

This show 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.

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.


About Mays Mayhew

Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Mayhew currently resides in Aurora (west of Chicago, IL) with her husband and two children. She studied studio arts at UW – Madison, WI, 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 and to see more artwork, visit


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