...Elroy Artspace presents a November First Thursday opening reception and month-long exhibition of George Perrou's fine art in "Flashbacks of Yestermorrow."
In the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, Perrou takes us all to another place – one to which we’ve been and will be again, but does not exist today.
Flashbacks of Yestermorrow features Perrou’s trademark style of imagery inspired by the cartoons and atomic-age designs of his baby-boomer youth. Nostalgic for a time before video games and text messages, Perrou rekindles a childlike sense of wonderment in his paintings, recalling an era when encyclopedia pictures and TV images brought more questions than answers to the mysteries of the world around us. With unique shapes and colors which have come to immediately identify the works as ‘a Perrou’, his paintings in Flashbacks of Yestermorrow take us generations aback into the mid-century era which he so tactically creates, while simultaneously giving us a snapshot into an idealized future which waits for us ahead.
George Perrou’s art is inspired by mid-century animation, and gives nods to Miro, Kandinsky and Calder. Channeling the the Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. cartoons of his youth, Perrou's is a style all his own, painting colorful abstractions of reality onto the canvas using retro and modern colors in acrylic. George lives and paints in the creative epicenter of Portland, Oregon.