A Look at Arizona History with OShana's Intaglio

By: the monOrchid
PHOENIX - April 24, 2016 - PRLog -- Shade Projects is proud to present Intaglio, the solo photography exhibition of Christopher OShana in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid. "OShana debuts a new body of work, highlighting the beauty of Arizona and its history while pushing himself artistically as a photographer", states Shade Projects Curator Nicole Royse. This body of work was captured just outside of Flagstaff at Wupatki Indian Ruins where OShana explored the petroglyphs and beauty of the Sonoran Desert. This exhibition showcases OShana's desire to learn more about Arizona's rich history since he is originally from the New England Area.

Intaglio showcases incredible images from Wupatki that highlight the majestic beauty of the ancient petroglyphs with brilliant textures and rich colors. OShana's interests were peaked in school about "Intaglio" referring to the printmaking technique of incising an image into a surface and the incised area holds the ink. Upon seeing the petroglyphs first hand, OShana discovered that this ancient rock art was created in a similar way by removing part of a rock surface through incising or carving out the image revealing different layers and colors of sediment.

A retired Navy Veteran, OShana served 20 years in the military and now currently works for the Department of Defense. He is currently pursuing his AAS in Digital Photography from Phoenix College. Boats has received numerous awards for his photography including the Maricopa County Community College District Artist of Promise winner in 2011 and placed in the 2012 Western Eye Photography Competition at Phoenix College. In 2013 he was granted a workspace and an internship with photographer and local business owner Wayne Rainey at the monOrchid Gallery. Since joining the monOrchid family OShana continues to assist Rainey Studios, as well as helping as Shade Projects preparator of their two galleries.

His artwork has been featured in several publications both online and in print including The Recruiter Journal, AZ Foothills Magazine, Explore Art Phoenix, LocalRevibe Magazine, North Valley Magazine, Phoenix New Times, and YabYum Music & Arts. He has exhibited his photography across the valley, most recently this past fall at the Banner University Medical Center showcasing his special project PTSD The Invisible Scar, of captivating portraits of PSTD Veterans that go beyond the fa├žade giving veterans diagnosed with PTSD a voice.

Please join us for the Opening Reception of Intaglio on First Friday, June 3rd from 6-10pm with the artist in attendance. The Closing Reception will be held on Third Friday, June 17th from 6-10pm featuring an intimate evening with the art, artist and curator. Intaglio will be on display in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid from June 3rd until June 26th, 2016. 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. Please 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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