"Mexicano on Main Street" Kicks off the 2021 Season at Royse Contemporary
By: Royse Contemporary
He infuses his work with familiar imagery and subjects that are inspired by his dual identities as both Mexican and American giving us a true authentic Latino immigrant perspective with his latest show, states Curator, Nicole Royse. He has masterfully fused the vibrant color palette of his childhood in Mexico with his impeccable world-class skill, utilizing a combination of Italian techniques working with oils, acrylics, and plaster, blending old and new world. "Art is addictive and therapeutic, it is the best way to communicate the way I feel, think, love", affirms Garcia.
Garcia is a native of San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, migrating to Arizona in his early twenties with drive, passion and the desire to create art. His work is featured in 10 different galleries in both the United States and Mexico and numerous private collections, including representation by Royse Contemporary in Scottsdale. He is the recipient of several awards including the Masters of the Southwest Award presented by the Phoenix Home & Garden and the Hispanic Heritage Award presented by Cox Communications and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is the resident artist at Xico Inc.- Latin & Native American Arts Organization.
As a seasoned artist, advocate, and chef he has brilliantly melded together all of his passions, and in 2018 Garcia partnered with Aaron Chamberlin to open Taco Chelo in Downtown Phoenix. His work is featured in many commercial and residential interiors, handling the interior design of over a dozen restaurants that feature his art and furniture design: including Barrio Queen, Casa De Julia, Ghost Ranch and Taco Chelo. His work has been exhibited in more than 80 exhibitions in the last 5 years.
"Mexicano on Main Street" will open to the public Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6-9pm coinciding with the Scottsdale ArtWalk, plus an opportunity to meet the artist and curator. This show will be on display through February 14, 2021 at Royse Contemporary located at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 in the Scottsdale Arts District. Open to the public Thursday 6-9pm and Saturday 12-4pm, or by Private appointment. For more about Royse Contemporary visit roysecontemporary.com and direct all media inquiries to Nicole Royse.
Nicole Royse, Owner/Curator