July 2016- Cleansing the Soul in India

Shade Projects is proud to present Cleansing the Soul in India, the solo photography exhibition of Nick Oza in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid. Oza marks his debut at the monOrchid with Cleansing the Soul in India, presenting a new body of work “Kumbh Mela” that is sure to mesmerize and delight audiences with his striking images of India, its people and their beautiful traditions. This exhibition showcases the artist’s travels and exploration through India with a behind the scenes look at the wandering monks known Sadhus, as well as Maha Kumbh Mela which is the largest religious gathering in the world in Allahabad India. “His photography allows his viewers to better understand the people and their culture resulting in powerful yet truly beautiful imagery”, states Shade Projects Curator Nicole Royse. 

Oza visits his family yearly in India, but this year the timing worked perfectly allowing him to venture to this amazing Hindu festival, as well as connecting with the Sadhus resulting in unique and captivating behind the scenes photographs. This trip and images truly marked a milestone in Oza life that he reaffirmed, “It was one of the most amazing experiences in my life and helped me to understand this culture and religion.” Read full press release here: http://prlog.org/12564103

The monOrchid and Shade Projects curator, Nicole Royse will host the Opening Reception on First Friday, July 1st, 2016 from 6-10pm. The Closing Reception will take place on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 from 6-9pm and the evening will offer an intimate event with the artist, Nick Oza and Curator, Nicole Royse. Oza will give a special talk about his work, travels, and creative process at 7:15pm. Cleansing the Soul in India will be on display in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid from July 1st until July 24th, 2016. Please visit our website for more information at monorchid.com and all exhibition inquiries please contact Shade Projects Curator, Nicole Royse.