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SXU Gallery presents Mays Mayhew's "Doppelganger"


Artist Mays Mayhew will be exhibiting her graphite works that explore different doppelganger forms in the opening exhibition of the fall semester at the SXU Gallery. On view from August 27 to September 18, the work examines double-mindedness, narcissism, spiritualism, introspection and fearlessness.

Mays Mayhew says about her work, "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."

Hear more from the artist directly as she presents her work at a reception in the SXU Gallery on Wednesday, September 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Mayhew currently resides in Aurora (west of Chicago) with her husband and two children. She studied studio arts at University of Wisconsin in 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