Aspen Mays: Interview and Review

Last week I had the chance to sit down and have a conversation with artist Aspen Mays.  I first encountered her work last year in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's MFA show, where she was a clear standout.  With her upcoming and current exhibitions I was excited to talk to her.


Aspen Mays. Einstein Rainbow 1. 2009. Archival inkjet print. 24" x 26".
Image courtesy of the artist.

The interview that resulted from our conversation has been posted on ArtSlant, and is visible on their frontpage until Monday.

Mays also has exhibitions at the Hyde Park Art Center, "From the Offices of Scientists," on view until April 25th, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, "Every leaf on a tree," on view until February 28th.  I also review "Every leaf on a tree" this week on ArtSlant as well.

Mays synthesizes many aspects of science into her artwork, but most importantly retains the Art.  She's certainly an artist to watch into the future, all of her exhibitions have been really thought-provoking and the work is really good.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with when she has returned from her Fulbright-funded excursion to Santiago, Chile, to work with astronomers there, a trip scheduled for later this year.

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