Daniel Shepherd’s Both Directions at Once to display at Royse Contemporary

Royse Contemporary,  7077 E. Main St. in Scottsdale, will host Both Directions at Once, the solo exhibition of Daniel Shepherd.

An example of Daniel Shepherd’s work that will be on display at Royse Contemporary. (Submitted photo)

Mr. Shepherd has created a collection of abstract paintings that are contemplative and minimalist in style, according to a press release. With this exhibition the artist wanted to return to painting after a brief hiatus of focusing on his collage work, reexamining his work from the past.

“With this show I wanted to do a lot more with color and shape, letting each piece guide me, I have found a renewed joy of paintings that I believe is obvious in each piece in the new collection,” Mr. Shepherd said in a prepared statement.

His work utilizes acrylic paint on repurposed wood panels, and he refers to his painting technique as “ambient painting,” working with bright and saturated colors that often collide with pastels or minimal abstractions becoming more expansive with a plaintive serenity.

Mr. Shepherd is a self-taught artist creating mixed media collages and abstract paintings based in Phoenix.

His work is included in private collections around the world and he has exhibited his work extensively throughout Arizona and Palm Springs, California.

Recently, Mr. Shepherd has exhibited at For The People, {9} The Gallery, Willo North Gallery, Chartreuse Gallery, Off Madison Avenue and Royse Contemporary represents his work.

His work has been featured in numerous publications both online and in print, a release states.

An opening reception for the galley is slated for 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 as part of the Scottsdale ArtWalk.

The evening will feature an opportunity to meet artist Mr. Shepherd and Curator Nicole Royse, along with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Mr. Shepherd’s Both Directions At Once will be on display through Saturday, March 30.

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