December 2015- Discovering Arizona

Shade Projects is proud to present Discovering Arizona, the solo exhibition of Jim Bochenek in his debut exhibition at Bokeh Gallery in the monOrchid. “Discovering Arizona is a beautiful exhibition that explores the diverse landscape of Arizona examining nature and more through Bochenek’s enchanting lens. The artist began his career with a Pentax camera and Kodak film and over time prefers to use a Nikon Digital Camera. Inspired by Arizona and his passion for traveling, hiking and exploring our environment with the ultimate goal of “with a broad range of interests “chasing the perfect shot, with the hope to capture the ephemeral impact of each scene I encounter”, says Bochenek.

Bochenek work centers on “combining composition and symmetry with subtle yet sophisticated enhancement in a wide variety of genres and subject matter”, states Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse. Bochenek received his degree from Arizona State University and a proclaimed self-taught artist he has been pursuing his with a love of photography from a young age. He has exhibited his work at a few venues throughout the valley, most recently at Capture12 Gallery, the Inaugural ArtWalk in Douglas Arizona, an most recently at Arizona State Gammage Auditorium this past October. Bochenek’s photography has also been featured in local publications including Phoenix New Times and YabYum Music & Arts.

Please join us for the Opening Reception of Discovering Arizona on First Friday, December 4th from 6-10pm with the artist in attendance. Also First Friday will future the monOrchid’s monthly local vendor market, live music and much more. The Closing Reception will be held on Third Friday, December 18th from 6-10pm featuring an intimate evening with the artist with an opportunity to hear the artist speak about his work amazing photography. Discovering Arizona will be on display in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid from December 4th until December 27th, 2015.