AUGUST 2015: A Phoenix Odyssey

Shade Projects is happy to continue its Emerging Artist Summer Series with John Carbis presenting 2015: A Phoenix Odyssey in Bokeh Gallery. Marking his debut at the monoOrchid and his first solo exhibition of his photography, which draws comparisons through his journey through the streets of Phoenix with his interest in Science and the exploration of the universe, as well as creating a dialogue about the connections between science and art. Viewers can definitely sense the artist’s love of downtown Phoenix and an obvious fascination and love for the raw urban landscape. “Carbis’ photography pushes the viewer to look deeper at their surroundings and discover the beauty it offers to all willing to look a little closer resulting in  fascinating imagery of our great city that shed a new light illuminating what Phoenix truly is all about”, says Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse. 

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The Opening Reception for 2015: A Phoenix Odyssey will be held on First Friday, August 7th  from 6-10pm with the artist in attendance. The Closing Reception will be held on Third Friday, August 21st from 7-10pm featuring an intimate evening with the artist, amazing artwork, wine and more. 2015: A Phoenix Odyssey will be on display in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid from August 7th until August 30th, 2015. 

The monOrchid is located at 214 E. Roosevelt Street in the heart of Phoenix's downtown Roosevelt Row Arts District. The building is open daily and the exhibition may be viewed during business hours. Visit our website for more information at