June 1 - August 10, 2020
Royse Contemporary is excited to present our new solo exhibition "Reconstructed", showcasing the vintage collages of Daniel Shepherd. On Monday, June 1, 2020 we will host a special virtual reception (due to the current ongoing covid-19 pandemic).
For the last six years, Shepherd and Royse have collaborated on exciting exhibitions that showcase the artist's unique and often outlandish vintage collages captivating audiences along the way. "I am delighted to bring this riveting collection of collages by Shepherd to Royse Contemporary, he continues to evolve as an artist while maintaining his distinctive voice, brilliant style and that element of surprise that engages his viewers. This exhibition presents work that takes elements typically considered visually appealing that are then reconstructed by the artist and presented in a way that may be considered unnerving or creepy, while still retaining all the grace, elegance and natural beauty of their original forms.
"When I began work on this show, I wanted to approach it differently than I have with past exhibitions. My thought this time was to work smaller and in a sense from a more minimalist point of view", states Shepherd. The artist's organic style allows him to combine a variety of images to create original and interesting work, while producing his collages entirely from repurposed materials. Being able to reuse these materials really excites Shepherd, who loves the idea of these "things" which once served a specific use now years later are being reused for something completely different.
Shepherd is a self-taught artist based in Phoenix who is creating vibrant abstract paintings and fantastic collages. His work is included in private collections around the world and he has exhibited his work extensively throughout Arizona and California. Recently Shepherd has exhibited at Chartreuse Gallery, Bokeh Gallery, Willo North Gallery, Off Madison Avenue and his work is currently represented by Royse Contemporary. His work has been featured in numerous publications both online and in print including: Phoenix Magazine, Visual Art Source, Arizona Foothills Magazine, Java Magazine, and Phoenix New Times.