by Alex Devereux Chicago, IL
Alex Devereux’s art seeks to explore a quiet significance and hidden beauty in commonplace contemporary objects and locations.
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.