- Aug. 10, 2015
-- Shade Projects is proud to present the Early Work: 1994-1999
from Noé Badillo in Bokeh Gallery, marking his return to the monoOrchid and his first solo exhibition of his photography with us. Early Work: 1994-1999
gives us an intimate look at Badillo’s subjects, “gaining a sense of stillness, and an understanding that the world looked unique through my lens from my own vantage point, in a way that was separate from the rest of the world”, says the artist.
Approaching his work from this exciting perspective allowed the artist to experience nature as an abstraction, by eliminating unnecessary elements through the use of formal composition. “The people within the photographs become connected to the environment and integrated within it, whether their surroundings are natural or urban”, says Badillo. Early Work: 1994-1999
from Noé Badillo presents a beautiful narrative of sorts, during this important period in his life as he developed as an artist.
“This series of photographs represents the formative period of his work as an artist, photography allowed the artist to spend extended amounts of time exploring the external world through his viewfinder resulting in breathtaking imagery which echo a feeling of mystery and isolation ”, says Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.
Noé Badillo holds a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Arizona, an MA in Art History from the University of Arizona and is currently pursuing his PhD in Art History from Arizona State University. He has exhibited artwork throughout Tucson and Phoenix most recently with “Agros an dó Eíirigh Aon (The Two Become One)
; A Study for an Altar”
014 Twenty-year Retrospective (1994–2014)
at the Ward 6 Gallery, as well as having work included in the prestigious 2013 Arizona Biennial at The Tucson Museum of Art.
The Opening Reception for the Early Work: 1994-1999
will be held on First Friday, September 4th
from 6-10pm with the artist in attendance. The Closing Reception will be held on Third Friday, September 18th
from 6-10pm featuring an intimate evening with the artist, amazing artwork, wine and more. Early Work: 1994-1999
will be on display in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid from September 4th
until September 27th
The monOrchid is located at 214 E. Roosevelt Street in the heart of Phoenix's downtown Roosevelt Row Arts District. The building is open daily and the exhibition may be viewed during business hours. Visit our website for more information at monorchid.com. For media inquiries or a private appointment to view this exhibition please contact Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse by phone at (602) 810-3449 or by email at nicoleroyse@