Jon Napoles: Devil City

August 2 - October 27, 2019 - Martha DeNeen Cotten Gallery

Jon Napoles: Devil City will feature nine works by an emerging local artist. In 2012, Napoles' artistic practice arose out of a side job flipping houses. Today, he is a self-described Southern Fauve, painting images of revelry on reclaimed window panes. His media also include photo-transfer and acrylic on panel. This exhibition focuses on a world built around a strange cast of mammalian creatures who communicate through jovial speech bubbles. Inspired by artist Raymond Pettibon and the Punk/DIY (Do-It-Yourself) art movement of the late 1970s, Napoles appropriates imagery from bathroom stalls and bar culture, mining his personal narrative as subject matter for his work.       

Devil City

Devil City

Jon Napoles

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Shooting target 5/post shot

Jon Napoles

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Advice

Jon Napoles

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Ick Culture

Jon Napoles

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