"Reality Versus Imagination"

April 14 - June 12, 2022

Royse Contemporary is pleased to present "Reality Versus Imagination",  a dynamic group exhibition examining the ideas of reality verses imagination while reflecting upon the artists perspective and creative process. Showcasing seven noteworthy male artists: James Angel, Cam DeCaussin, Gennaro Garcia, Peter Brian Klein, James Anthony Peters, Joe Ray, Daniel Shepherd.


Typically, one would define “Reality” 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 both typify and transcend these categories, creating powerful work that offers a mastery of medium, and unique perspectives. This exhibition offers an eclectic selection of work that is both captivating and authentic. The artists are working in an array of mediums including collage, drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media. 


“Reality Versus Imagination” aims 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 exciting dialog for the artists through the power of their imagery, their originality and the overall vitality that the works possesses. 


"Reality Versus Imagination” will open to the public Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 6-9pm coinciding with the “Spring into Art” Scottsdale ArtWalk. The evening will feature a special reception celebrating the featured artists, with an opportunity to meet the artists and curator. A Closing Reception will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. This exhibition will be on display through June 12, 2022.