Royse Contemporary shows off colors and texture in ‘Elements of Style’
July 19, 2018
By Ally Richmond
This month, Royse Contemporary Art Gallery will showcase artists from Arizona and Texas in Elements of Style: Colors, Lines, & Textures. The exhibition will feature the works of eight artists: Angel Cabrales, Charmagne Coe, ColorOrgy, David Allan Paul, Dan Pederson, James Anthony Peters, Daniel Shepherd and Marilyn Szabo.
Gallery owner Nicole Royse chose these artists based on their unique styles and distinctive voices.
“With Elements of Style, I wanted to showcase an exciting group of artists who all are creating captivating and original work that offers fantastic refreshing contemporary art and amazing style,” Royse said. “I am honored to showcase this talented group of artists, as I have a deep respect for each artist and their work and feel the combination of work and energy that each artist brings will be a spectacular summer exhibition at Royse Contemporary.”
The artists’ work pushes the boundaries of mediums in contemporary art. The exhibition shows off a wide variety of mediums such as collage, drawing, mixed media, painting, and photography.
“These artists are connected through their striking imagery, originality, vibrant color palettes and engaging styles,” Royse said.
According to Royse, some of the standout pieces of the showcase are “Flesh the Meadow” by Charmagne Coe, “Nightfall Over the Mesa” by David Allan Paul and “Beloved” by Dan Pederson.
The showcase opened on July 12, just in time for the “Summer Spectacular” Scottsdale ArtWalk in Old Town Scottsdale, and will remain on view through Saturday, August 25.
“With every show I curate, I hope people will be engaged to explore new art, support local artists, as well as think about what’s happening in contemporary art today. There is something for everyone with this show, showcasing such a broad variety of work,” Royse said.
“Royse Contemporary presents monthly rotating exhibitions in addition to representing a small roster of artists while participating in the weekly Thursday Scottsdale Art Walk,” Royse added. “Royse Contemporary exhibits a variety of work including painting, sculpture, photography, and installation by both emerging and established artists. We also offer an array of consulting services for both patrons and artists.”
Royse believes it is her job as owner and curator to discover, exhibit, cultivate, and promote artists and original contemporary artwork in all mediums.
“I aim to educate and engage patrons and artists while exposing them to the eclectic talent we have here in the Valley and beyond,” Royse said.
Royse Contemporary is located at 7077 E. Main Street in Scottsdale.