Mayson Gallery is pleased to present its Artist’s Studio Tours program. This is an exclusive invitation for collectors to step inside select artists private studios, meet the artist, learn about their process and view their work.
KITO MBIANGO Tuesday, September 9th - 6:30-8pm Born of a Congolese father and Belgian mother, Mbiango shows a sensibility steeped in both African and European cultural directions, simultaneously. His work is both a reflection of history as well as a visceral snapshot into infinity as Mbiango gathers both art and its viewer into a deeply spiritual achievement. His grandmother, trained in the art of ikebana in Japan, opened Kito’s eyes to the geometry of nature, which is central to his work.
LOWELL BOYERS Tuesday, September 16th - 6:30-8pm In the landscape of my paintings there is no distinction between the inside and outside of the figure or person. The body is like a piece of music, just a texture to illicit reflection, swirls and diaphanous pours of paint, veils of inner and outer textures of the figure’s current moment. The poured paint is blood, circulatory system, bodily fluid and at the same time images seem to appear and disappear in the paint as water turns into fire, heart into head, head into landscape, landscape into lung tissue, lung tissue into wind. Everything is constantly changing. I try to use paint and painting to examine that phenomena. - Lowell Boyers
ANDREI PETROV Tuesday, September 23rd - 6:00-8pm (Van service to Brooklyn pick-up location TBA) In the 20th century music has served as a medium to express injustice, lack of freedom, loss of love and opposition to war.The blues from the field recordings from the Delta in the twenties or the protest songs from the sixties both evoked unjust circumstances that demanded change. Power from song extended the messages, of speeches and protests, through records played on the airwaves or at home and shaped imagination.This series of paintings is a reflecting pool of the shifting moods and sentiments captured in those recordings.