What the Heart Desires
New works on paper and canvas
San Diego, CA: The Chuck Jones Gallery is pleased to welcome painter Fabio Napoleoni as they unveil his first solo exhibition in San Diego. The vernissage is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd from 5 to 8 PM at the gallery, 232 Fifth Avenue, in the heart of San Diego’s famed Gas Lamp District. Mr. Napoleoni will unveil an original painting promptly at 6 PM. Artesa Winery will host a wine-tasting in celebration of the opening. An open house is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th from 2 to 5 PM with Napoleoni in attendance; he will be signing dedications at both events.
What the heart wants and the heart needs can be found in a Fabio Napoleoni painting. Nostalgia, sorrow and elation; all are there for the world to see and experience. His vivid use of color and the captivating characters he has created welcome you to an emotional experience that affects not only your mind but deeply touches your heart. Napoleoni has been influenced by some of the world’s great artists; he has taken that influence and imbued his work with its essence, creating masterpieces that are uniquely his. Napoleoni’s simple landscapes set the stage for dramatic emotional revelations that speak to our common humanity.
Many events influenced Fabio’s artwork but none more than the traumatic events that followed the birth of his second child. His daughter, born with severe heart abnormalities, had to face several surgeries to correct issues that could have prevented her from having a future. Overwhelmed with his daughter’s poor health and surrounded by an emotional sea of sorrow from other parents in the same situation, Fabio grew. While his wife and daughter slept in her hospital room, Fabio wandered the halls of the Children’s Care Unit looking for a spot where he could sketch out his personal thoughts. From these thoughts a new form of creativity was born. The doors to Fabio Napoleoni’s heart were now opened for the world to experience.
The Chuck Jones Gallery is pleased to present the work of Fabio Napoleoni and will premier two new editions on paper, “Your Voice Makes My Heart Sing” and “I Just Wanted You to Know.” The fine art print of his “Love Bugs Do Bite” will be our free gift to collectors with each purchase (some restrictions may apply.)
The Chuck Jones Gallery, located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District at 232 Fifth Ave., is the destination for art collectors and visitors from around the world. Owned by Linda Jones Enterprises, the publisher and distributor of the art of the legendary animation creator and director, Chuck Jones, it is the only gallery in San Diego devoted to the art of the animated film. Included in the on-going display is art from all major animation studios as well as original paintings and limited edition fine art from a variety of internationally known artists and photographers whose work is entertainment related. For more information please call the gallery at 888-294-9880 or online at www.ChuckJonesGallery.com. Blog: Chuck Redux.