Artist Transforms Ordinary Objects into Extraordinary Art GREGORY COATES: SHEER AUDACITY January 13 – March 6, 2020 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30th (5pm to 8pm) The Walsh Gallery is pleased to present Gregory Coates: Sheer Audacity, a solo exhibition of recent work by the internationally renowned artist. A social abstractionist, Coates uses ordinary objects such as feathers, handbags, curtains and shipping pallets to weave stories about his experiences while simultaneously rousing personal associations for viewers with his chosen subjects and materials. Using art as a catalyst, Coates lures audiences into open-ended conversations to address varying societal concerns. Gregory Coates studied at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington D.C., and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He held solo exhibitions at Galerie Leidel, (Munich, Germany) Galerie Denkraum (Vienna, Austria), N’Namdi Contemporary (Miami) and Monica King (NY) and is in numerous private collections.