Jonathan Mayers, Poux de sable à la Grande Île (Sand Lice on Grand Isle), 2018, acrylique et sable de la Grande Île sur panneau, cadre recyclé, 15.5 x 19.5. Crédit photo: Michael Smith.
Jonathan Mayers, Poux de sable à la Grande Île (Sand Lice on Grand Isle), 2018, acrylique et sable de la Grande Île sur panneau, cadre recyclé, 15.5 x 19.5. Crédit photo: Michael Smith.

Jonathan Mayers

Artist / Spring 2022

Biography

Jonathan “feral opossum” Mayers is a Créole artist and writer from the istrouma (Baton Rouge), Louisiana. He specializes in fantastical and figurative narrative painting, on his preferred subjects of the consequences of natural events and human activity on the environment and the personification of mythological beasts. His paintings of familiar landscapes are framed with mud taken from the scene. He also acts upon his interest in the preservation of heritage languages by writing micro-tales in Louisiana French and Kouri-vini (Louisiana Créole). He was curator of the exhibition Mythologies louisianaises.