I Need Everybody to be Aroused
Friday, January 22nd, 2021
7 - 10 pm
Gregory Eltringham, Florida Craigslist Orgy Couple , 2019-2020, Acrylic on panel
Alan Avery Art Company is pleased to announce the solo exhibition, I Need Everybody to be Aroused, by Gregory Eltringham. Join us for the opening reception on January 22nd, 2021, from 7-10pm. This exhibition will continue through February 20th.
Gregory Eltringham (b. Hartford, Connecticut, and resides in Savannah, Georgia) graduated from the Art Institute of Boston, received a BA from Northeastern University, and an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design. He taught in Florida and Missouri for fifteen years before moving back to Savannah in 2005, where he is currently Professor of Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, he traveled extensively during the year, conducting research for his studio and teaching practice. His paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo, two-person and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe.
After a tumultuous year, levity, humor, and sensuality are to be celebrated. Gregory Eltringham brings us I Need Everybody to be Aroused when we need it the most. Using his sharp wit, wild imagination, and masterful painting skills, Eltringham introduces us to a series of characters that play with our preconceived notions on the long forgotten idea of “normalcy”, characters can be the villain, victim, or simply an innocent bystander.
Arousal can work in many ways, and when the headlines themselves are more comical and ridiculous than imagination, Eltringham sees an opportunity to comment on the “ongoing parade of farce” with an unapologetic voice.