MonOrchid Welcomes Jesse Perry's Cact-Us: A Show About Growing Together

By: the monOrchid
PHOENIX - Aug. 31, 2016 - PRLog -- Shade Projects is proud to present Cact-Us: A Show About Growing Together, the solo exhibition of Jesse Perry in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid. Marking his return and first solo exhibition Perry states, "This is a show about the beauty and humor of living in the Southwest, specifically Phoenix." He creates captivating work in all mediums with a style all his own, utilizing bold lines, vibrant color palette, and pop infused style with a brand new body of work. Perry went on to say, "I felt the powerful and persistent image of the cactus would serve as perfect plain of exploration to further convey this concept and represent the people that make up this city, prickly but beautiful." "His artwork speaks to ideas of unity and community laced with settle messages often saturated with humor and amusing characters of the Southwest that blend his love of the valley, pop culture and his infectious personality", states Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.

Perry was formally trained in the arts receiving Paradise Valley Community College with a degree in Fine Art and Art Marketing. His artwork has been featured in numerous publications both online and in print including Arizona Republic, AZFoothills Magazine, and the Phoenix New Times. He has been busy exhibiting his work at galleries around downtown including Practical Art, FilmBar, Downtown Phoenix Partnership Office, just to name a few. For the last four years he has been busy refining his skills as a fine artist, mural artist, curator continuing to explore the public art world, recently teaming up with several organizations such as the Downtown Phoenix Journal, Artlink and the Mesa Community Art Group.

The monOrchid and Shade Projects curator, Nicole Royse will host the Opening Reception for Cact-Us: A Show About Growing Together on First Friday, October 7th, 2016 from 6-10pm. The Closing Reception will take place on Friday, October 21st, 2016 from 6-9pm and the evening will offer an intimate event with the artist, Jesse Perry and Curator, Nicole Royse. Cact-Us: A Show About Growing Together will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid from October 7th until October 30th, 2016. Please visit our website for more information at and please direct all exhibition inquiries to Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.

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