Kristine Mays | A Time for Everything

October 3 – December 31, 2023

Kristine Mays of San Francisco, CA, is known for her life-size, hollow wire sculptures of the human form, many of which take the shape of a garment. An invisible occupant is revealed through the sculpted folds and wrinkles of those garments. Sculpted from thousands of pieces of wire hooked and looped together, Mays’ work captures the soul and spirit of humanity. Working within the confines of hard metal wire, the artist achieves a fluidity to her forms with their fleeting gestures and expressions that offer a sense of resilience and perseverance and challenge viewers’ perceptions of themselves and others. The work speaks to identity and questions who we are, what we will do with our lives and how our lives will impact the world. A Time for Everything is an exploration of the seasons, cycles, twists and turns of life. “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens,” says Mays, who seeks to create social awareness and change with her art.

Mays has been exhibiting her work in museums, including the Museum of African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA) and galleries since 1993, and her work is in the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA). Collectors of her work include Star Wars creator George Lucas and collector/philanthropist Peggy Cooper Cafritz.


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.