Scottsdale exhibition to reflect artist’s motto for living

Gennaro Garcia uses a combination of Italian techniques from working with oils, acrylics, wood and plaster blended with a vibrant color palette, according to the artist. (Submitted photo)

Royse Contemporary will present You Are Art, a solo exhibition of Gennaro Garcia, at a January opening in the Scottsdale Arts District.

The title of the exhibit also is the artist’s motto, according to a release.

“When in times where it looks as though hate is winning in our culture, I prefer to see the beauty around, everything and everyone inspires me in my art,” he stated in the release.

Mr. Garcia creates “vivid multi-media work that is engaging and beautiful, showcasing the artist’s distinctive style and love of his countries,” according to the release.

He stated he uses a combination of Italian techniques from working with oils, acrylics, wood and plaster blended with a vibrant color palette from his childhood growing up in Mexico.

“Art is addictive and therapeutic. It is the best way to communicate the way I feel, think, love,” he stated.

You Are Art showcases the artist’s latest collection of work incorporating and exploring various mediums including painting, prints, ceramics and sculpture.

“His artwork is infused with familiar imagery and subjects inspired by both Mexican and American identities, religious references and his heritage,” stated Nicole Royse, owner/curator of Royse Contemporary.

The You Are Art exhibition will open to the public 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Royse Contemporary in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main St., Suite 6, Scottsdale.

An artist reception will coincide with the ArtWalk Thursday evening, Jan. 17.

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