Hammond House Museum and Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Paris-based African American contemporary artist Ealy Mays in a discussion and Q&A in conjunction with his exhibition “Ealy Mays and Image Perceptions.” The event is Sunday, June 5, 2-5 p.m. at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St., and is free and open to the public.
Mays’ work centers on systematic racism around the world, especially in America, Mexico and Europe. The exhibit is composed of works on loan from collectors and explores a 20 year span of his work.
Guest Curator Young Hugely, who will facilitate the discussion, says: “In exploring the genius of Mays’ work it is simple in its narrative presentation, but brilliant in social and political commentary. Through the use of iconic images paired with the perspective of African American preservation, I see the constant refrain that Black Lives have always mattered.”
The exhibition has been extended through June 30.