PMW GALLERY


MAYO, JOE




Bikers at Versailles, August 2000
Pastel on paper
22 x 30" 

Congratulations Joe Mayo!!!

For being chosen for the juried exhibition The Connecticut Vision at the mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut
on view from October 1 - November 19, 2000

 


Dominoes in the Park
Oil on canvas
30 x 36" 


Peddler
Papier maché
13 x 6"


Strangers and Geraniums
Pastel on paper
22 x 30"


Sprung in Massachusettes
Pastel on paper
22 x 30"


New Hampshire
Pastel on paper
22 x 30"

 

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Diva
Oil on paper
30 x 20"

Diva loves herself, herself, and herself. She is boring, boring, boring; however, she has lots and lots and lots of friends who spend more time talking about her than to her.

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Lois
Oil on paper
30 x 20" 

Lois drinks gin. Oh, that’s not a fair way to start. She is a talented young lady who hopes to have a career in the theater. After a small role in an off-Broadway play, she knew she had to become an actor...and she does drink a bit too much gin “just to keep my cheeks pink,” she says.

 

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Maurice
Oil on paper
30 x 20" 

Maurice is serious about his music. He gave up his dream of playing in a philharmonic orchestra after he visited New Orleans where he was smitten by the music he heard at Preservation Hall — a new goal, and all that jazz.

 

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Madeleine
Oil on paper
30 x 20" 

Madeleine has been in a funk for more than two weeks — ever since her computer blew its motherboard and her Tai Chi classes were cancelled.

 

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Rolf
Oil on paper
30 x 20" 

Rolf is an actor who’s usually cast in brooding roles. His sanguine expectation of fame may soon be realized now that there seems to be a resurgence of O’Neill plays.

 

Joe Mayo

Joe Mayo is a Connecticut native, who upon graduating from Brown in 1960, founded Mayo Advertising in Cheshire — the company he still heads. He has created illustrations for Banque Nationale de Paris, The United Nations Federal Credit Union, The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and various other banks and corporations. The first exhibition of his paintings was at the Gallery in Franklin Lakes, N.J., in June of 1997. The exhibition of his paintings, entitled "Attitudes," at Randall Tuttle Fine Arts in Woodbury, Conn., took place July 10-August 25, 1999. The exhibition was taken from the 40 portraits of both real and imaginary people Mayo painted in 1999.Tuttle said, "In his whimsical portraits, Mayo uses his background in graphic design, his subtle sense of humor, and the Modigliani-like semblance to put a satirical slant on each of his characters." Tracey O’Shaughnessy reviewed the show at the Tuttle gallery and wrote in the Waterbury Republican-American, "Taken together, they look like a gathering of Algonquin Round Table devotees. These colorful images, done in oil on paper which creates a pastel look, make the viewer feel as if he has dropped into 1920s Paris or New York." Please see selections from his 11 June --- 22 July 2000 PMW Gallery exhibition, PEOPLE, PLACES, and THINGS. During the exhibition at the PMW Gallery, the New York Times reproduced one of Mayo’s portraits, "Maurice," in its Sunday Connecticut section. In September, one of Mayo’s pastels, "Bikers at Versailles," was selected from over 300 works submitted to the juried show at the Mattatuck Museum to be one of the 39 finalists. The juror was Douglas Hyland, Executive Director, New Britain Museum of American Art.











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