The Art of Jeremy Ayers

Photo Portrait of Jeremy by Jill

On view: September 8.2020

The Art of Jeremy Ayers

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, particularly during the height of the OCCUPY movement which he documented with photography. Throughout his life, Ayers enveloped himself in art, embodying his artistic philosophy, reflected in his home, his clothes, his words of kindness and encouragement. His relentless participation and enthusiasm were authentically whole. This exhibit includes a selection of his paintings, drawings, and photographs. Works on view will be on loan from local collectors and the estate of Jeremy Ayers. A video by Michael Stipe titled “Jeremy Dance” will be included in the exhibition.

Photo credit: Jill Carnes