"PAINTING VERSUS PHOTOGRAPHY"
December 5,2019 - January 4, 2020
Royse Contemporary is excited to present "Painting Versus Photography", a group exhibition examining artists working in painting, photography, or both. Throughout history people have expressed favoritism for a particular art form, for some it is painting, others it is photography, resulting in numerous essays, panels, competitions all debating this topic at length. This captivating group exhibition aims to compare, contrast, and question these ideals, while appreciating the true beauty and essence of these art forms.
“Painting Versus Photography” highlights the work of notable local artists including: James Angel, Cherie Buck-Hutchison, Charmagne Coe, Cam DeCaussin, Daniel Shepherd, Marilyn Szabo, Brian Klein, Nigel Clouse, Rafael Navarro, and Johnny Kerr. “I am delighted to bring these talented artists and their diverse work together and explore what draws people to certain artforms over another in what promises to be a provocative exhibition that offers something for everyone”, said Curator/Owner, Nicole Royse. She goes on to remark, “The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke,” said acclaimed novelist Jerzy Kosinski, this is something that is true and significant in any artform and is just one of the reasons art is so important to the fabric of our society.”
"Painting Versus Photography" will open to the public on Thursday, December 5, 2019 with a special artist reception, coinciding with the weekly Scottsdale ArtWalk from 6:00-10:00pm. The evening will feature an opportunity to meet the featured artists and curator, along with light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Additionally, this year’s “Scottsdazzle Gold Palette ArtWalk will be on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 6-9pm, featuring strolling carolers, live holiday musical performances, holiday shopping, and other spirited activities. Royse Contemporary will host the closing reception on Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 5-8pm.