"MEXICANO ON MAIN STREET"
January 21 - February 14, 2021
Royse Contemporary is excited to present "Mexicano on Main Street", a solo exhibition of renowned artist Gennaro Garcia. This exhibition showcases a dynamic and vivid multi-media collection of work, including paintings, monosilk prints, along with debuting some of his latest Talavera Collection from Puebla in collaboration with Uriarte talavera. This show 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 who strives to create art in every technique, style, color, texture, always evolving within his art.
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. Garcia 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 most recently the Hispanic Heritage Award presented by Cox Communications and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is also 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, highlighting the traditions of Mexican food and his artwork. 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. He has been featured in numerous local and national publications including: Phoenix Home & Garden, Phoenix Magazine, Arizona Republic, and Univision.
"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 wonderful exhibition will be on display at Royse Contemporary until February 14, 2021.