He has stamped commercial logos on the U.S. flag and depicted young men in homoerotic, quasi-Christian poses. Last fall, artist provocateur Jay Norton finally took that final leap into Satan's arms. His nine-painting show at the Pelea de Gallos Gallery, titled Dead Set on Destruction, featured images from the world of death metal: face-painted freaks showing their gothic pride, black-shirted youths intertwined in mosh-pit ecstasy, pentagrams aplenty. Norton's fascination with extreme behavior ("99 percent of the world is Banana Republic beige," he once told us) also led him to the realm of album-cover art. And his debut proved unforgettable, as anyone who has seen Shark Tank, the second album from Topeka-born, Austin-based hardcore comedy rapper Black Nasty, knows all too well. Universally offensive — and borderline insane — Norton's cover depicted a naked-except-for-his-socks Nasty, standing arms akimbo, with a woman-eating great white shark issuing from his crotch. And the background images were even more fucked-up. If loving Norton's imagination is wrong, we don't wanna be right.