John Greer

The public is invited to meet John Greer at the opening reception Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Prizery in South Boston.

South Boston native John Greer will present a solo, two-month art exhibit during September and October at The Prizery. The exhibit opens Sunday, Sept. 8 with a reception sponsored by Parsons-Bruce Art Association in the Robert F. Cage Gallery from 2 to 4 p.m.

Greer, who was born in South Boston in 1953, discovered a propensity for making pictures at an early age. “I was inspired by a three-month trip in 1973 to study European art, which ingrained in me an appreciation for the rich history of figurative work, and a critical yet playful skepticism towards the contemporary that continues to guide my practice,” he said.

After completing a BFA in Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1975, and a BA in Art Education from VCU in 1979, he moved to New York City. There he earned an MFA in Painting at Hunter College in 1984, and was an active member of the art community in the Lower East Side during a period of intense foment and cultural productivity. 

The public is invited to meet Greer at the opening reception Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Prizery in South Boston. His artwork will be on display for viewing and purchase during the reception and at other times during The Prizery’s normal operating hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.