Of his recent work, Greco writes, “This ‘series’ of work began as small studies for larger paintings. I soon realized they had a life of their own and they have since grown and evolved. I began calling them ‘Goyesquas,’ relating them, flimsily, to the late, dark, expressionistic paintings of Francisco Goya. Whereas those ‘black paintings’ were gloomy, bleak and pessimistic, I see these paper pieces as poetic, dark dirges and elegies…The [pieces in this show] are subtitled either as ‘Collateral Damage’ or ‘Near Certainty.’ They stem from reactions to the kinds of absurd statements we hear on a daily basis in the media.”
Anthony Greco has been a fixture of the Atlanta art community for over 50 years. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Kent State University, and he taught painting at the Atlanta College of art from 1966 until his retirement in 2006. His work can be found in various collections, including the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia’s State Art Collection, the Mint Museum of Art, the Butler Museum of American Art, Kent State University, and many private collections.
Opening reception: Thursday, May 24th, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Artwork and drinks will be available for purchase, complimentary desserts offered as well!