Southwest art exhibition opens at Phoenix’s monOrchid gallery

Artist Jesse Perry's art pieces. (submitted photo)

Artist Jesse Perry’s art pieces. (submitted photo)

Shade Projects has announced its newest exhibit, “Cact-Us: A Show About Growing Together,” the solo exhibition of Jesse Perry at the monOrchid.

“This is a show about the beauty and humor of living in the southwest, specifically Phoenix,” said Mr. Perry in a press release. He is marking his return and first solo exhibition.

He creates captivating work in all mediums with a style all his own, utilizing bold lines, vibrant color palette, and pop infused style with a brand new body of work.

“I felt the powerful and persistent image of the cactus would serve as perfect plain of exploration to further convey this concept and represent the people that make up this city, prickly but beautiful,” he said in the release.

The monOrchid and Shade Projects curator, Nike Royse will host an opening reception for “Cact-Us: A Show About Growing Together” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday Friday, Oct. 7.

“His artwork speaks to ideas of unity and community laced with settle messages often saturated with humor and amusing characters of the southwest that blend his love of the Valley, pop culture and his infectious personality,” said Ms. Royse in the release.

The closing reception will take place 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, and the evening will offer an intimate event with the artist and curator.

The exhibit will be on display in Shade Gallery at the monOrchid from Oct. 7 until Oct. 30.

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