Sherry Mayo: Immersion into Nature
March 23- April 14, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23 1-4 PM
The Field Gallery is pleased to feature artist Sherry Mayo. These oil paintings, made in 2018-2019 through all seasons and varying weather, focus on the immersion into nature as a sensorial and a spiritual experience -- one that is both visceral and meditative. These are semi-abstract works that sometimes find form and image.
Sherry Mayo, born in Queens, NY, is a local Peekskill artist who grew up in Mahopac. Her practice is primarily painting and drawing. Scholarly interests include: 21st Century contemporary art, the cultural impact of digital technologies, and consciousness. Recent exhibitions include: Sherry Mayo: solo exhibition at Mariandale, Ossining, NY, STEAM, group exhibition at the Arts Exchange of Arts Westchester, and Dina Hermann & Sherry Mayo, two-person exhibition, LOOK Art Gallery, Mahopac, New York. Her work is also currently on view at the MACY Gallery, Teacher College, Columbia University and in Inspired, Rail Yard Arts, Croton Falls, NY.
Her recent publications include: Mayo, S. (2013). "A Model for a Collective Aesthetic Consciousness," International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies, Vol. 1, No. 2. , "Art in the Expanded Field: Notions of Empathy, Aesthetic Consciousness, and Implications for Education." In T. Costantino, B. White (Eds.), Aesthetics, Empathy and Education. New York: NY, Peter Lang Publishing and Mayo, S. (July-December, 2011).
Sherry received her M.F.A. from New York University and her doctorate in Art & Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently the Director of the Peekskill Extension Center of Westchester Community College in Peekskill, NY.