Drawing from nineteenth-century landscape traditions and Abstract Expressionism in equal parts, Richard Mayhew’s subjective paintings seduce the viewer through broad brushwork and tonal color choices. Raised in Amityville on Long Island, he describes his closeness to nature as deriving in part from the spiritualist traditions of his own African American and Native American heritage. Painted in the studio but inspired by his walks outdoors, Mayhew’s work transmits his immediate experience of the environment directly to the viewer.
- Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and BeyondOctober 7, 2017–January 21, 2018
- Landscape Art & Virtual Travel: Highlights from the Collections of the HRM & Art BridgesAugust 28, 2020–February 6, 2022
- Order / Reorder: Experiments with CollectionsJune 17, 2022–September 3, 2023