Gennaro Garcia Brings "You Are Art" to Royse Contemporary January 2019

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"You Are Art" By Gennaro Garcia
"You Are Art" By Gennaro Garcia
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Dec. 18, 2018 - PRLog -- Royse Contemporary is proud to present You Are Art, the solo exhibition of Gennaro Garcia. You Are Art has been the artist's motto since 2018, "when in times where it looks as though hate is winning in our culture, I prefer to see the beauty around, everything and everyone inspires me in my art." Garcia is a seasoned artist, advocate, and chef who has brilliantly melded together all of his passions, living his best life. He creates vivid multi-media work that is engaging and beautiful, showcasing the artist's distinctive style and love of his countries.

His process is something that one just doesn't see done today "utilizing a combination of Italian techniques from working with oils, acrylics, wood, plaster blended with a vibrant color palette from his childhood growing up in Mexico" says Garcia. Garcia has created a powerful body of work paintings and sculptures that are peppered with religious references, his heritage while blending old and new world. "Art is addictive and therapeutic, it is the best way to communicate the way I feel, think, love", declares Garcia.

You Are Art showcases the artist's latest collection of work incorporating and exploring various mediums including painting, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. Garcia says his passion, as an artist is to "create art in every single technique, style, color and texture." "His artwork is infused with familiar imagery and subjects inspired by both Mexican and American identities, religious references and his heritage, states Nicole Royse, Owner/Curator of Royse Contemporary.

Garcia has extensively exhibited his artwork in more than 80 exhibitions in the last 5 years and his work is featured in 10 galleries in USA and Mexico throughout the United States and Mexico. He has been featured in numerous local and national publications most recently in Phoenix Home & Garden, Phoenix Magazine, Arizona Foothills Magazine, Phoenix New Times, and Univision. Garcia is also the resident artist at Xico Inc.- Latin & Native American Arts Organization.

In early 2018 Garcia partnered with Aaron Chamberlin to open Taco Chelo in Downtown Phoenix, highlighting the traditions of Mexican food and his artwork. To date he has handled the interior design of 7 restaurants, featuring his art and furniture design including Taco Chelo and Chamberlin's newest restaurant Ghost Ranch. Garcia just finished a permanent art installation at two different wineries in Mexico, as well as installing a large collection of his artwork at Talavera at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale. For the last two year's Garcia has had the pleasure of working with Disney, being invited to speak about his life as an artist and to create a mural with his daughter in Mexico. Lastly he is set to open a gallery in Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico next summer.

You Are Art exhibition will open to the public Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:00-9:00pm. Please join us for the Artist Reception coinciding with the Golden Palette "Demonstrate" ArtWalk on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 6-10pm. The evening will feature an opportunity to meet the artist and curator, along with light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. You Are Art will be on display at Royse Contemporary from January 3 through February 2, 2019.

Royse Contemporary is located in the Scottsdale Arts District in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (located on the south side of Main Street just west of Marshall Way). Royse Contemporary is open Tuesday & Friday 9:30-1:30pm, Thursday 6:00-9:00pm, and Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm. For more information about Royse Contemporary or our featured artists visit Direct all media inquiries to owner/curator, Nicole Royse at or (602) 810-3449.

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