In this video found on an old hard drive during quarantine, Mayhew explores queer DIY/punk aesthetics with a heavy twist of dry humor. Clothes that inhibit movement, shirts for cats and bad wigs are just the beginning.
Jaimes Mayhew is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is collaborative, and based in his interests of land use, speculation and installed environments. Jaimes has received awards and grants from The Fulbright Commission, The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund, The Contemporary Baltimore’s Grit Fund, The Maryland State Arts Council, the Baltimore Museum of Art and Provisions Library.
Jaimes’ collaborative and solo work has been shown at Eyebeam (New York City), Mass MoCa (Massachusetts), Conflux Festival (Brooklyn), The Chapel of St. Cecilia (Brooklyn, NY), This Is Not a Gateway (London), 808 Gallery (Boston), The Transmodern Festival (Baltimore, MD), Goucher College (Baltimore, MD), George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Hoffmannsgallerí (Reykjavík, Iceland) among others.
Jaimes teaches at American University in Washington, DC.