Royse Contemporary presents “Mexicano on Main Street,” a solo exhibition of artist Gennaro Garcia, showcasing his multi-media collection of work including paintings, monosilk prints.
Debuting some of his latest Talavera Collection from Puebla in collaboration with Uriarte talavera, the show highlights the artist’s distinctive style, voice, subject matter and creations, according to a press release.
“Art sets me free and allows me to share my passion,” said Mr. Garcia in a prepared statement. “Art is addictive and therapeutic, it is the best way to communicate the way I feel, think, love.”
Creating art in every technique, style, color, texture, he infuses his work with familiar imagery and subjects inspired by his dual identities as Mexican and American.
This gives a “true authentic Latino immigrant perspective with his latest show,” said curator, Nicole Royse of him infusing a vibrant color palette of his childhood in Mexico with his a combination of Italian techniques working with oils, acrylics, and plaster, blending old and new world.
Mr. Garcia is a native of San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, who migrated to Arizona in his early 20s with a desire to create art. His work is featured in 10 different galleries in the U.S. and Mexico and numerous private collections, including representation by Royse Contemporary in Scottsdale.
The resident artist at Xico Inc.- Latin & Native American Arts Organization, Mr. Garcia has received several awards including the Masters of the Southwest Award, presented by the Phoenix Home & Garden and recently the Hispanic Heritage Award presented by Cox Communications and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
A seasoned artist, advocate, and chef, Mr. Garcia partnered with Aaron Chamberlin in 2018 to open Taco Chelo in downtown Phoenix, highlighting the traditions of Mexican food and his artwork, the release noted.
His work is featured in many commercial and residential interiors, handling the interior design of over a dozen restaurants that has his art and furniture design: including Barrio Queen, Casa De Julia, Ghost Ranch and Taco Chelo. He has been featured in more than 80 exhibitions in the last five year and in numerous local and national publications, the release said.
“Mexicano on Main Street” will open to the public from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, coinciding with the Scottsdale ArtWalk, with an opportunity to meet the artist and curator.
This show will be displayed through Feb. 14 at Royse Contemporary, 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, in the Scottsdale Arts District. Open to the public 6-9 p.m. on Thursday and 12-4 p.m., Saturday or by private or in-home appointments.