Lynne Mayocole “Forecast: Cloudy Days”

Ceres Gallery

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[Image: Lynne Mayocole "Skulls from Remember the Gone" ceramic, from 6.75-9.8 in.]

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Ceres Gallery presents Lynne Mayocole Remember the Gone

The tragedy of our current time took over, lurking in every corner of my studio, demanding expression, inevitably altering the original exhibition theme I expected to be working from. I do not see Remember the Gone as a response to personal tragedy; rather a response to the events of the world around us, that are affecting all of us and changing our lives without regard for personal divisions.

Remember the Gone consists of a series of ceramic forms, paintings on board, and drawings that calls to themes of mortality. Mayocole found herself meditating on current events, the calamity that we are all facing, together or apart. Distorted, ghostly humanoid masks and faces are presented, with empty eye sockets and grimacing mouths, both toothless and not, expressively revealing the interior of the mouth, of the head; the seat of consciousness, of bodily animation.

The muted scroll decoration complements the somber, earth-colored ceramics, the black, red, and white paintings. All feature leering, skull-like faces that call to each other across dimensions. They form a chorus with the drawing of a ventilator in an empty room, a helplessly eloquent image that reminds us of our responsibility as witnesses to life, to mourn the dead.

Lynne Mayocole is a sculptor currently residing in Manhattan. Born into a family of artists, the daughter of a sculptor who studied with Archipenko and a violinist who toured Europe before the Second World War, Mayocole studied at the Art Students’ League and Columbia University. She completed her BA cum laude at Mt. Holyoke, and her MA at Teachers College, which retains one of Mayocole’s pieces in its collection. Mayocole worked as an assistant to Nat Kaz and worked with Tony Padavano at Columbia.

Mayocole’s work is known for connecting sculpture and narrative through installation, and has been shown in New York City, Paris, Costa Rica, Oslo, Albuquerque, and at Storm King Sculpture Park. Mayocole is an active member of the National Arts Club, where she serves as the co-chair of the Archaeology Committee.



from May 25, 2021 to July 19, 2021


Lynne Mayocole

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