Experience Robert Gentile's Paradigm Shift

By: The monOrchid
PHOENIX - Sept. 1, 2015 - PRLog -- Shade Projects is proud to present Paradigm Shift, the solo exhibition of Robert Gentile in Shade Gallery, marking his much anticipated return to the monOrchid after winning the Thermal Phx art competition last summer. A skilled artist who has over the last five years rediscovered his passion for art after taking a long hiatus creating riveting works in a variety of mediums including spray paint, acrylic, markers, and pastels. Paradigm Shift explores his continued growth as an artist and his love of graffiti culture, showcasing a diverse and stunning body of mixed media work that the artist has created exclusively for his solo exhibition, says Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.

His work is a hybrid of classical and urban, with early roots in graffiti he has explored and adapted finding his voice through the years resulting in what he calls “visually stimulating, high contrast imagery that the audience can connect with emotionally on some level.” The focus of his artwork varies exploring a variety of subjects including his main inspiration, his daughter found in many of his works. When asked about the inspiration behind his art Gentile says, “I am reminded that there is an aesthetic beauty in everything around us and I try to incorporate my life's experiences into what I produce.”

Gentile was traditionally trained at the New York Institute of Technology where he obtained his Bachelors of Fine Arts in animation and he also has a Masters of Business Administration. He has a background as a graphic designer, an art teacher, and muralist and currently volunteers with Free Arts of Arizona. He has extensively exhibited his artwork in Phoenix at local galleries including {9} The Gallery, RAW Natural Born Artists, and in 2014 won the Thermal Phx art competition at the monOrchid. He has been featured in several local publications most recently in LocalRevibe, Phoenix New Times and Yab Yum Music and Arts.

The Opening Reception for Paradigm Shift will be held on First Friday, October 2nd from 6-10pm with the artist in attendance. The Closing Reception will be held on Third Friday, October 16th from 6-10pm featuring an intimate evening with the artist, amazing artwork and much more. Paradigm Shift will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid from October 2nd until October 31st, 2015.

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@gmail.com.

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