April 13 - May 14, 2023
Royse Contemporary is excited to present "MEXICANISMO", the solo exhibition of renowned artist Gennaro Garcia. This exhibition showcases a dynamic and vivid multi-media collection of work that includes paintings and monosilk prints.
"MEXICANISMO" 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 has masterfully fused 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. "Striving to create art in every technique, style, color, texture, always evolving within his art", states Curator, Nicole Royse. Royse goes on to say "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."
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. His work has been exhibited in more than 80 exhibitions in the last 5 years. Garcia 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. 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.
"MEXICANISMO" will open to the public Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, coinciding with the special "Old World Versus New World" Scottsdale ArtWalk and a special reception for the artist. This exhibition will be on display at Royse Contemporary through May 14, 2023.