June 2016- Intaglio

Shade Projects is proud to present Intaglio, the solo photography of Christopher OShana in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid. This exhibition showcases OShana’s desire to learn more about Arizona’s rich history since he is originally from the New England Area.  “OShana debuts a new body of work, highlighting the beauty of Arizona and its history while pushing himself artistically as a photographer”, states Shade Projects Curator Nicole Royse. This body of work was captured just outside of Flagstaff at Wupatki Indian Ruins where OShana explored the petroglyphs and beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Intaglio showcases incredible images from Wupatki that highlight the majestic beauty of the ancient petroglyphs with brilliant textures and rich colors. OShana’s interests were peaked in school about “Intaglio” referring to the printmaking technique of incising an image into a surface and the incised area holds the ink. Upon seeing the petroglyphs first hand, OShana discovered that this ancient rock art was created in a similar way by removing part of a rock surface through incising or carving out the image revealing different layers and colors of sediment.

Read Full Press Release here: https://www.prlog.org/12552553-look-at-arizona-history-with-oshanas-intaglio.html

Direct all gallery inquiries to our Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse at Art@monorchid.com