Currently on view In Chicago is Amy Mayfield‘s installation Doog Vs. Live at threewalls. Mayfield’s exhibition marks the beginning of threewalls SOLO program for 2008/09, running until November 15th, 2008.
Known for her paintings that depict ecstatic landscapes located between terrifying and medicated, fear and joy, greed and grandeur, Amy Mayfield’s paintings employ personal-world symbolism to inform fantastic landscapes. Here for threewalls, Mayfield has moved off the substrate, turning the gallery into a funhouse that embodies the feminine, ornate and chaotic worlds that she cultivates in her paintings. Employing patchwork colors, decorative black patterning, photo collage, pins, house plants, a stacked wall of books, and sculptural blobs of poured paint, Mayfield manifests here an environment for the audience to enter and occupy. Mayfield will be giving an artist talk at threewalls October 30th at 6pm.
Amy Mayfield has exhibited her paintings throughout Chicago at Gahlberg Gallery, The Hyde Park Art Center, Bucket Rider and Zolla Lieberman Gallery as well as Franklin Parrasch in New York. In 2007 she exhibited in the MCA 12×12 series. Mayfield received her MFA from the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006 where she was a recipient of several grants and scholarships.