October 2016- Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of Arizona

Shade Projects is proud to present the Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of Arizonathe solo exhibition of J.W. Fike in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid. This exhibition showcases striking photography of various local botanicals that gracefully float in a black expanse that reference traditional photograms and contact prints, as well as what he calls visions from the collective unconscious. When asked about his work Fike said, “I strive to create images that function as conduits in a uniquely charged space connecting art, science and spirituality.” The artist takes a place-based approach to his photography examining his medium in relation to subject, audience and site. “The artist effortlessly blends art and science resulting in an engaging and truly beautiful collection of work while presenting everyday local botanicals in a new and refreshing new light”, states Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse. Read full press release here: http://prlog.org/12585244

The monOrchid and Shade Projects curator, Nicole Royse will host the Opening Reception for Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of Arizona on First Friday, October 7th, 2016 from 6-10pm. The Closing Reception will take place on Friday, October 21st, 2016 from 6-9pm and the evening will offer an intimate event with the artist, J. W. Fike and Curator, Nicole Royse. Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of Arizona will be on display in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid from October 7th until October 30th, 2016. Please visit our website for more information at monorchid.com and please direct all exhibition inquiries to Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.