Richard Mayhew: Reinventing Landscape
January 20, 2022 – April 24, 2022
Born on Long Island in 1924, Richard Mayhew grew up in Amityville, NY, where he formed a deep connection to the natural world. Featuring vibrant landscape paintings created over the last six decades, this exhibition places Mayhew’s paintings in the context of Long Island’s diverse cultural history. The show explores how the artist reinvented the genre of landscape painting to express his African American and Native American heritage. Mayhew uses evocative color and diffused form to convey emotion. He explains: “desire, ambition, love, hate, fear—that’s my paintings.”
VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION
Tuesday, April 5
Environmental Justice Panel
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Attendees joined us to discuss environmental inequality and justice on Long Island with Dr. Mark Chambers, Professor of Africana Studies at Stony Brook University, and Jeremy Dennis, a contemporary fine art photographer, tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, and founder of Ma’s House. See event recording below.