ArtSlant Prize Presents: Urban Landscape Painter, Alex Devereux

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diesel, 2009 Acrylic 30 X 40 In. © courtesy of the artist
ArtSlant Prize Presents: Urban Landscape Painter, Alex Devereux
Curated by: Joel Kuennen

202 S State ST
Chicago, IL 60604
August 1st, 2013 - August 31st, 2013
Opening: August 1st, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Michigan Ave/Downtown
urban, landscape


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

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


Box Car, 2012. Acrylic, 16" X 40"

Marathon, 2012. Acrylic, 16" X 40"

New Work
Mobil - Odell, Illinois, 2013. Acrylic. Clark St., 2012. Acrylic, 18" x 24" 

Round 7 of the ArtSlant Prize opens Saturday, August 3rd

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