Jeremy Ayers

The Art of Jeremy Ayers presented by Lyndon House Arts Center in Downtown Athens GA

Lyndon House Arts Center

Featuring work by: Jeremy Ayers

Lyndon House Arts Center presents The Art of Jeremy Ayers. An artist, lyricist, activist and a most beloved member of our community, passed away in 2016. This exhibit features his photography on loan from a number of local collections. Jeremy Dance, a film by Michael Stipe will be screened in the gallery.

Jeremy Ayers was an inspirational participant in the Athens art community for over four decades, connecting the vibrant art and music scene of a Southern college town to New York City. As one of Andy Warhol’s Superstars under the pseudonym of Silva Thin, Jeremy (then known as Jerry) was active in the Warhol Factory scene in the 1970s. After returning to his native town of Athens, where Ayers’ band Limbo District introduced an eccentric sound and vision, he traveled frequently between Athens and New York, capturing a vivid New York scene as well as documented the sit-ins during the OCCUPY movement with courage photography. Throughout his life, Ayers enveloped himself in art, embodying his artistic philosophy with words of kindness and encouragement.

Coinciding with this exhibit, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will place two photographs from its collection by Ayers on view in its permanent collection galleries.

In-Person: Exhibition Sep 08 - Jan 12

The Art of Jeremy Ayers will be on view from September 8 2020 - January 12, 2021. This show includes photos and photographic publications, painting and drawings by Jeremy Ayers, a video work by Michael Stipe and is accompanied by an essay by essay by Astra Taylor.

Lyndon House Arts Center

Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.
Additional in-person viewing dates will be announced.

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