Oza presents Cleansing the Soul in India at MonOrchid


Shade Projects will present Cleansing the Soul in India, the solo photography exhibit of Nick Oza in Bokeh Gallery at the monOrchid from July 1 to July 24.

An opening reception is scheduled from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, July 1 and the closing reception is 6-9 p.m. on Friday, July 22, with an intimate event with the artist and Curator Nicole Royse, followed by Mr. Oza talking about his work, travels, and creative process at 7:15 p.m.

Mr. Oza marks his debut by presenting a new body of work, “Kumbh Mela,” that includes images of India, its people and their traditions. This exhibition showcases the artist’s travels and exploration through India with a behind-the-scenes look at the wandering monks known as Sadhus, as well as Maha Kumbh Mela, which is the largest religious gathering in the world in Allahabad India, according to a press release.

“His photography allows his viewers to better understand the people and their culture resulting in powerful yet truly beautiful imagery,” said Ms. Royse in a prepared statement.

Mr. Oza, a visual storyteller, has traveled the world as a photojournalist for more than 20 years.

“It was one of the most amazing experiences in my life and helped me to understand this culture and religion,” Mr. Oza said in a prepared statement.

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