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January 11 - February 4, 2024

Royse Contemporary is thrilled to present "GOLDEN HOUR", the solo exhibition of renowned artist Gennaro Garcia. This exhibition showcases a multi-media collection of his latest artwork with gold leaf, which includes a  variety of paintings, monosilk prints and giclees, which are fresh and dynamic. He masterfully fuses the vibrant color palette of his childhood in Mexico with his impeccable world-class skill, utilizing a combination of techniques, blending old and new world. "Gennaro strives to create art in every technique, style, color, texture, always evolving within his art", states Curator, Nicole Royse.


This exhibition highlights the artist's distinctive style, fresh voice, engaging subject matter and vivid creations. "Art sets me free and allows me to share my passion", states Garcia. "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," explains Royse.


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 numerous galleries and private collections in both the United States and Mexico, 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 Garcia has brilliantly melded together all of his passions. He has bridged his love and passion for the arts and the culinary world by venturing into the restaurant design field. He has worked on many restaurants: Barrio Queen, Tio Chano, El Sonorense, Ghost Ranch, Salt, Galaxy Taco and is the Co-Owner of Taco Chelo in Downtown Phoenix, and the soon to open new Tempe location.


"GOLDEN HOUR" exhibition will be on display from January 11th through February 4, 2024 at Royse Contemporary. We will host a special Opening Reception on Thursday, January 11th from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the featured artist, enjoy wine and treats, as well as experience the Gold Palette "Demonstrate" Scottsdale ArtWalk in Old Town Scottsdale.

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