WASHINGTON DEPOT — Byrde + the b announces an exhibition of recent paintings by Jim Napierala May 1 to June 28 at Byrde + the b, 10 Titus Road, Washington Depot. There will be an opening reception Saturday, May 4 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The artist works with acrylic paints on wood. He enjoys the resistance that painting on wood gives him.

He creates intimate works that bring to life a whimsical universe of colliding geometrical and biomorphic shapes that are superimposed over one another and manifest into a magical world. Napierala’s work is an updated twist on the work of the great master Arshile Gorky, but with a sly and humorous attitude.

“My work has been evolving since the day I first decided to paint. Successful or not, each painting informs the next. I cull from our collective past, as well as my own and contextualize these experiences within a retinal event.”

The exhibition runs through June 28.

Call 860-619-0422 or visit www.byrdeandtheb.com.

Connecticut Media Group