Royse Contemporary is excited to announce If These Walls, the joint exhibition of renowned artists Thomas Breeze Marcus and Douglas Miles. This exhibition will showcase the latest work from both of these talented artists, highlighting their artistry, voice, culture and dynamic energy they bring to the contemporary art world. The opening reception will take place Thursday, March 1 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. coinciding with the Thursday night Golden Palette "Native Spirit" ArtWalk in Old Town Scottsdale.
Thomas Breeze Marcus is a fine artist, designer and public mural artist originally from the Tohono O'odham tribe growing up on the Salt River Reservation just east of Scottsdale, he has been painting in Phoenix since the early 1990's. In 2014, Marcus was commissioned by the Heard Museum on the east outside wall of the Heard's Steele Auditorium, titled, "The Power of Mother Earth." Marcus favors aerosol and paint markers to create his intricate works, utilizing a vibrant color palette and captivating and familiar subject matter.
Douglas Miles is a fine artist, designer, activist, and the creator/founder of Apache Skateboards, Douglas Miles. Miles brings a 21st century voice to what it means to be a Native American artist exploring his heritage, pop culture and ideas of fine art. His art celebrates his heritage while at the same time reflecting upon the realities of his life on the reservation. Miles favors aerosol and paint markers preferring to create on found everyday objects from the reservation, which he feels further connects him with his community, his heritage, while elevating everyday objects to fine art status.