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Wayne Rainey's Illuminated to debut at Artlink's 18th Annual Juried Exhibition
By: the monOrchid
Rainey's artwork is "Illuminated"
This photograph is one in a series of portraits the artist has created "dealing with artists, creators and sacred places." When asked about this work Rainey stated, "I found him quite by chance one night, sifting through the ruins of the Scientology/
Rainey is an artist whose passion lies in documenting people and the places they inhabit, while uncovering hidden symbolism behind the seemingly mundane. By re-imagining human interaction and activity through myth and legend, Rainey explores the unexpected meaning woven into the fabric of everyday life. A conscientious observer of people and culture, Rainey draws his inspiration from travel and observation. Rainey's strives to capture the essence of an environment through the people who shape it.
Rainey has exhibited his artwork at several major galleries throughout the nation, as well as having his artwork featured in numerous publications both online and in print including ArtNews, Art in America, and Photo District News. His work has been recognized throughout the world with numerous awards and accolades including the Addy Awards, an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts, and recent accolades in the Alternative Pick and the Photo District News (http://blog.store44.com/
Rainey's most recent work is centered around unique perspectives of the human condition - a quality that crosses over into commercial projects often. Notable bodies of work include "The Passenger", a collection of mesmerizing imagery in London, a large video installation in the main lobby of State Farm's Marina Heights building, and the Arizona Department of Tourism campaign, a project that Arizona Foothills Magazine noted "captured the essence and beauty of the valley of the sun".
Leading the artistic revitalization in downtown Phoenix, Rainey has spearheaded some of the city's most prominent creative ventures, including Holga's Artists live/work facilities, and the creative consortium realized in monOrchid featuring two art galleries, co-working, studio and events space. These developments have played a crucial role in cultivating the artistic community within the Roosevelt Row Arts District.
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