July 2016-Gray Area

Shade Projects is proud to present Gray Area, a small group exhibition of that will showcase the work of three artists AJ Nafziger, Jessica Palomo, and Travis Rice in Shade Gallery. Gray Area features the work of three artists who reveal drawing as an advanced and complex practice and an artistic channel for discovery. According to the artists “Drawing is something we all do throughout childhood, scribbling on paper as we learned to express and explore our visual experience and remains at the core of most artistic practice, so much so that it is can be underrated as an advanced practice in its own right.”  

The artwork of Travis Rice, Jessica Palomo, and AJ Nafziger vary greatly in aesthetic, using a wide range of alternative processes, demonstrating the tremendous depth of the pool of techniques, mediums, and styles artists use to draw. All of the artists work demonstrates a different balance somewhere between strict representation and nonrepresentation and explores the roles of uncertainty and the conflict of chance and planning. Together our work provides a strong demonstration of these themes and an interesting set of examples of unexpected diversity and techniques of drawing as an art form. Read Full Press Release Here: http://prlog.org/12563480.

The monOrchid and Shade Projects curator, Nicole Royse will host the Opening Reception on First Friday, July 1st, 2016 from 6-10pm with the artists in attendance. The closing reception will be held on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 from 6-9pm. Gray Area will be on display in Shade 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.