Gallery 2 features the exhibition Periphery by Kirk Maynard. Kirk Maynard’s oil pastel self-portraits are compelling introspections on how black bodies are perceived in America and Maynard’s personal experiences as a black man. The exhibition will be on display from May 5th through May 28th, 2021.
Kirk Maynard is a mixed media artist who is originally from Brooklyn, New York. A second-generation Guyanese-American, Maynard’s work focuses on the political undercurrents of culture and identity in America. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York City, San Francisco, and New Jersey. He has also given artist talks at the New Museum, Queens College, and Princeton University. Maynard currently lives and works in Orange, New Jersey.
Maynard’s artistic practice focuses on social, political and cultural issues through the lens of portraiture and composition. Often referencing American social history, his work explores the intersection between identity and politics through juxtaposition.