Talk: Jeremy Eaton
14 May 2022
Image: Jeremy Eaton, Untitled (Test), 2021. Courtesy the artist.
14 May 2022
Saturday, 2-3pm (AEST)
136a Bridge Road
Wed – Sat, 12pm – 5pm
Free, no bookings required
Jeremy Eaton discusses his current exhibition Beach Boys at the gallery.
In Beach Boys Eaton presents a series of prints, drawings and sculptural elements that loosely retell Edmund White’s first novel Forgetting Elena through imagery gleaned from a series of queer 8mm films from the same period of the novel (1960s and 1970s). The exhibition engages with experimental artistic films, erotic films and home videos to collage vignettes influenced by Edmund White’s mannerist and surreal narrative. Set in a time when queer visibility was becoming more prominent the exhibition looks at the love, poetics, a newly awakened consciousness and eroticism that precipitated a period of experimentation—creating a narrative flow to immerse the viewer in a textural series of washed out coastal imagery.
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Jeremy Eaton (AU)
Born 1990, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Jeremy Eaton is an artist, writer, curator and works in arts publishing. Over the last five years Eaton has been concerned with exploring various underrepresented homosocial histories to develop print, sculptural, drawing and text-based artworks, which form poetic and material relations between the past and now. Engaging with cinema, literature, art history and social history, Eaton maps potential subtexts that pervade repeated gestures, correlative material use across design and art, and the queer contexts that underpin these relationships. Eaton has presented solo exhibitions at Bundoora Homestead, BUS Projects and West Space and has been included in group exhibitions at LON Gallery, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Sarah Scout Presents, Dominik Mersch Gallery and CAVES.