#ArtLitPhx: Royse Contemporary Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with “Our History” Exhibition

#ArtLitPhxRoyse Contemporary Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with “Our History” Exhibition

Event Description:

In celebration of the One Year Anniversary of Royse Contemporary, Curator and Owner Nicole Royse is honored to present Our History. This exhibition showcases an electrifying multi-media group exhibitionthat explores how artists’ today create, share and examine their histories through a contemporary lens. The artists’ lives and work share the common bond and passion for art and the influence of the southwest. The work created is compelling and authentic with original styles and captivating subject matter, resulting in art that produces meaning relevant to contemporary issues and life today.

Our History  showcases the work of 7 regional contemporary artists, which include Gennaro Garcia, Fausto Fernandez, Frank Gonzales, Cherie Buck-Hutchison, Charmagne Coe, Daniel Shepherd, and Marilyn Szabo. The exhibition will feature a diverse selection of work including painting, drawing, photography, collage, and mixed media highlighting the artists’ energetic styles, eclectic imagery and brilliant color palettes. These artists were selected based on their distinctive voice, ingenuity, and accomplished work. “It is my honor to work with this talented group of artists and present this exhibition to celebrate the one year anniversary of Royse Contemporary, states Royse.

Our History  exhibition opens to the public Thursday, September 6, 2018. We will celebrate Royse Contemporary’s one year Anniversary and our new exhibition on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00-10:00pm, coinciding with the weekly Thursday Scottsdale ArtWalk. The evening will feature an opportunity to meet the artists’ and curator, live violin music performed by Telian Dodge, along with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The Our History  exhibition will be on view through Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Royse Contemporary is located in the Scottsdale Arts District in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (located on the south side of Main Street just west of Marshall Way). Royse Contemporary is open Tuesday & Friday 9:30-1:30pm, Thursday 6:00-9:00pm, and Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm. For more information about Royse Contemporary or our featured artists visit roysecontemporary.com. Direct all media inquiries to owner/curator, Nicole Royse at Nicole@nicoleroyse.com or (602) 810-3449.

Link to Official Press Release

#ArtLitPhx: ASU Art Museum: Beyond Beyond Exhibition

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Exhibition runs June 23 through Sept. 29

Time: 11:00am-5pm

Event Description:

“Beyond Beyond” is a solo exhibition of Ai Kijima, a contemporary artist whose riotous collages of figures, patterns and colors are made from meticulously pieced and fused textiles.

In her work from the early 2000s, she used scraps of bed sheets, curtains, clothing and dish towels collected from thrift stores to create artworks that depict a variety of characters ranging from American cartoons to Japanese anime. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Kijima is fascinated by the patterns and imagery of fabrics from around the globe.

“Beyond Beyond” reflects Kijima’s interest in how the melding of traditional craft and popular imagery reflects a culture’s history, preoccupations and social politics.

Supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation as part of the Windgate Contemporary Craft Initiative at ASU Art Museum.

Visit the museum website for directions and hours and information about bringing classes to tour exhibitions or meet with curators.

Image credit: Ai Kijima, “Rebel to the End,” 2012. Mixed media, 54-by-65 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

#ArtLitPhx: Elements of Style: Part 2 at Royse Contemporary

#ArtLitPhxElements of Style: Part 2 at Royse Contemporary

Event Description:

Royse Contemporary Presents “Elements of Style: Part 2” offering brand new multi-media works from this vibrant group of talented artists! Many of the featured artists have created new works for August! Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture exhibition offers an eclectic selection of work that includes collage, drawing, mixed media, painting, and photography.

These artists are connected through their striking imagery, originality, vibrant color palettes and engaging styles. This exhibition showcases the work of eight noteworthy artists based in both Arizona and Texas including Angel Cabrales, Charmagne Coe, ColorOrgy, David Allan Paul, Dan Pederson, James Anthony Peters, Daniel Shepherd, and Marilyn Szabo.

These selected artists based on their distinguished styles, accomplished work, and distinctive voice, each creating and embodying elements style. Their work is original, captivating while pushing boundaries and redefining their mediums in contemporary art today.

Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture will be on view through Saturday, August 25, 2018. Royse Contemporary’s new summer hours are Thursday 6-9pm, Friday 9:30-1pmSaturday 12-4pm, or by Appointment. Royse Contemporary’s Summer hours are Thursday 6-9pmSaturday 12-4pm, or by Appointment. Visit us at RoyseContemporary.com located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale located in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

#ArtLitPhx: ASU Art Museum: Family Day

ArtLitPhxASU Art Museum: Family Day

July 14 10 am-4 pm

Location: ASU Art Museum, 51 E 1oth St, Tempe, Arizona 85281

Event description: Spend a full day with us making, learning and playing. At ASU Art Museum’s Family Days, art stations are set up throughout our galleries for children and families — or anyone else interested in art-making! Activities revolve around current exhibitions and many are led by local artists.

This Family Day, we will be joined by Miguel Cardona, Rachel Goodwin and Estrella Payton. You’ll also get to see a sneak peek of our upcoming exhibition “Indwelling,” as artist Yuri Kobayashi works in the galleries on her installation.

#ArtLitPhx: Adventure and Control Art Exhibition

Renowned for her dark, intimate portraits, Arizona artist Rachel Bess incorporates classical techniques to realistically capture the likeness and complex narratives of her subjects. In her paintings, Bess employs dramatic lighting and conveys a nuanced mood that reflects her lifelong fascination with impermanence. Her latest body of work represents the balance between being in control and letting go while pursuing an underlying drive for adventure and change. Her latest exhibition Adventure and Control will be on display from April 20 through August 5 at the Mesa Arts Center (1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201). Opening reception will be May 11 from 7 pm to 10 pm in the North Gallery of Mesa Arts Center.

#ArtLitPhx: Artist Talk: Claudio Dicochea

Hear artist Claudio Dicochea’s Artist Talk at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10 from 7:00-8:30 pm. The talk will be about his exhibition Acid Baroque and its exploration of fandom, race, science, national identity, pop imagery and visual culture.

About the exhibition:

Mexican-American painter Claudio Dicochea works at the intersection of colonialism, art history and contemporary popular culture in order to re-examine the concept of mestizaje or mixed race identity as well as the issue of media stereotyping today. Using the Casta painting model as a framing device for his resolutely contemporary works, Dicochea engages a broad diversity of cross-border topics, figures and references from pop culture, including celebrities, film and television stars, comics and history. His work is an interrogation of the process of re-appropriation of culture, historical models and current media. It is also a critique of the role that the visual arts have played, and continue to play, in shaping the social constructs of race, gender, and class in our society.

#ArtLitPhx: We the People

“We the People” highlights exceptional figurative artists, who capture an aspect of the American experience. Representing a wide array of mediums and styles, the artists’ treatment of this classic subject ranges from traditional portraiture to social discourse. The artists selected for this exhibition provide a limited snapshot of the complex cultural fabric that binds not only our country but our humanity.

Opening night will be Friday May 11, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Mesa Arts Center (1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201) in the Dobson Main Gallery, with musical entertainment by Jaime Cortez Band. The exhibition will be on display from May 6 through August 5.