Twice: Drawings of Doubles for the New Decade by Mays Mayhew

Monday, Jan 20 – Feb 22, 2020

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 show is from Jan. 20th to Feb. 22th at the Gary Brown Gallery, located at 7 S. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505.

The gallery is open Tues, Wed, Thurs 11:00–5:00, Fri. 11:00–7:00 and Sat. by appointment. It is free and open to the public.

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 monochromic grayscales. I also really enjoy the silvery characteristic of graphite, the primary medium in my work.”

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. For more details about her artwork, visit


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Mays Mayhew

Mays Mayhew Art

Phone: 630-310-1580