Jim Napierala

"These works play established modernist tropes, in this case the Suprematism of Malevich, against their rustic wooden supports. This establishes a retinal tension between the formal image and the "naturalism" of the support, and brings into question the relationship between culture and nature." JN

Jim Napierala works from his studio in Sidney Center, NY. He studied Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo. Moving to New York in the late 1970's he attended Hunter Collage where he studied for a Masters in Art History before turning to a career in painting. He has shown extensively in New York and throughout the country, most recently with Susan Eley Fine Arts in Hudson, NY and at the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, where "Music as Image and Metaphor" later traveled to the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS.