Royse Contemporary debuted a group exhibition, “Reality Versus Imagination,” in April to examine ideas of reality verses imagination while reflecting on the artists perspective and creative process.
The exhibit showcases seven male Arizona artists: James Angel, Cam DeCaussin, Gennaro Garcia, Peter Brian Klein, James Anthony Peters, Joe Ray, Daniel Shepherd.
“Reality,” according to a press release, can be defined as “the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them,” while “imagination emphasizes the artist’s ability to produce images and ideas without any immediate input of the senses.”
Owner/curator Nicole Royse has selected artists who typify and transcend these categories, creating work that offers a mastery of medium, and unique perspectives, the release said.
This exhibition offers an eclectic selection artists’ work in an array of mediums including collage, drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media. “Reality Versus Imagination” is said to aim to create a dialog and connection with these artists while highlighting their use of imagery, diverse styles, and strong voice.
Although each artist’s work may appear aesthetically different Royse has created an dialogue for the artists through the power of their imagery, originality and vitality.
A closing reception will be held from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, June 11. The exhibition will be on display through June 12, at Royse Contemporary. Royse Contemporary, 7077 E. Main St., Suite 6 in the Scottsdale Arts District will celebrate five years this summer.
The gallery is open to the public 10-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10-1 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, 10-1:30 p.m. Friday and 11-5 p.m. Saturday. Private and in-home art appointments are available seven days a week.
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