Each month, one of the juried winners from the ArtSlant Prize Showcase Series is selected to exhibit in the Chicago Loop. We are very pleased to exhibit Alex Devereux for the month of August. Opening today, Alex Devereux's urban landscapes are on exhibit at ArtSlant's Pop-Up Loop exhibition space at 18 S. Wabash Ave. The opening runs from 5-8 PM at Carhartt Clothing. Come by and meet the artist and the ArtSlant crew. Drinks and conviviality provided.
Alex Devereux, Urban Landscape Painter, runs August 1 - 31, 2013.
Devereux’s art seeks to explore the quiet significance and hidden beauty in commonplace contemporary objects and locations. Central to his art is a fascination with the compelling subtleties of everyday subjects and a reverent appreciation for the unexamined details of time and place. One of his recurring themes is a rural American landscape, embodying a quiet pathos of abandonment and decay expressed in still images of rundown gas stations, lifeless general stores, weathered signage, and sprawling railroad yards. Ranging from lurid neon to incandescent urban glare, subtle variations of atmospheric and artificial lighting accentuate the quiet simplicity of his landscapes. These subjects typically represent vintage mid-America – an era of implied simplicity.
For inquiries about Devereux’s work, please contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org