Bokeh Gallery opens Wayne Rainey’s “The Passenger” at First Friday

(submitted photo)

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Shade Projects is proud to present “The Passenger,” the solo photography exhibition of Wayne Rainey in Bokeh Gallery.

This exhibition showcases Mr. Rainey’s latest body of work exploring the idea of myth and retelling the oldest stories.

Mr. Rainey takes on the role of the silent watcher, illustrating his own stories set in modern times in an exciting urban landscape. Reinventing the base stories of original fairytales through captivating vignettes, Mr. Rainey hopes that the viewer will create their own stories when viewing his work, according to a press release.

Mr. Rainey has an understanding and appreciation for observing people and places, which he brilliantly translates into purely stunning imagery. Mr. Rainey is a seasoned artist who has traveled the world capturing incredible imagery through both photography and film.
His experiences have greatly impacted and shaped his artwork, giving him a profound perspective and unique vision that is apparent throughout his imagery.

Mr. Rainey has exhibited his artwork at several major galleries throughout the nation, as well as having his artwork featured in numerous publications both online and in print including ArtNews, Art in America, and Photo District News, the release stated. His work has been recognized throughout the world with numerous awards and accolades including the Addy Awards, an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts, and recent accolades in Photo District News and the Alternative Pick.

The opening reception of “The Passenger” is to be 6-10 p.m. on First Friday, March 4, with the artist in attendance, live music, vendors and much more. The closing reception will be held 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, featuring an intimate evening with the artist and an opportunity to hear the artist speak about his artwork and creative process.

Art Detour 28 will be held 11-4 p.m. on the weekend of March 19 and 20. “The Passenger” will be on display in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid from March 4-27.

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.

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