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Max Mayo Artist Reception at Krave

  • Krave 105 West Main Street Carrboro, NC, 27510 United States (map)

Max Mayo’s drawings at Krave come from archetypes that are familiar: private eyes, monsters, celebrities, various forms of every man. But in most of his drawings is poignancy for an era gone by, for a non-living creature appreciating a bird, for the downtrodden who every day face their work of the day, whatever it be.

He offers humorous takes on movie archetypes: farmers, Frenchmen, hillbillies, gangsters, lone vigilantes, and animated animals and gargoygles. Exaggerated robotization, sometimes with anthropomorphism, takes surprising turns as well.

His work is irreverent but more than that. It contains a genuine appreciation of the span of humanity, as well as sly remarks on technology and weaponry, and the beings/creatures that inhabit or use these means.