Keith Mayerson: My American Dream

June 2, 2017September 17, 2017

For his first solo exhibition in the United States, Keith Mayerson (1966, Cincinnati, OH) will present more than 100 paintings that offer a distinctive view of the American Dream at a critical moment in our sociopolitical landscape.

Peppered with images of the artist's family, including his husband Andrew, Mayerson creates an earnest and progressive portrait of American values and prosperity. Mayerson is noted for his expressive, figurative paintings based mostly on photographs, magazines, books, newspapers, films, and his own archive.

The work ranges from paintings that celebrate the sublime beauty of America's landscape to those reflecting traumatic moments that redefined American culture.

All 2017 exhibitions are funded by Leadership Circle gifts from an anonymous donor, Yuval Brisker, Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler, Margaret Cohen and Kevin Rahilly, Becky Dunn, Harriet Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Michelle Shan-Jeschelnig and Richard Jeschelnig, Donna and Stewart Kohl, Toby Devan Lewis, and Scott Mueller.
All MOCA Cleveland exhibitions are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the Cleveland Foundation, theGeorge Gund Foundation, and the continuing support of the Museum’s Board of Directors, patrons, and members.