"An Intimate Look In..."
March 2 - April 2, 2023
Royse Contemporary is excited to present "An Intimate Look In", a two person exhibition showcasing the latest works of photorealistic oil painter Cam DeCaussin and the portrait photography of Marilyn Szabo. This exhibition presents masterful artworks, reflecting upon the influences of Arizona, the desert, its people, and the prevalence of midcentury architecture here in the valley.
When creating their work each artist utilizes strong imagery, an engaging style, and a compelling original voice. They have an incredible ability to capture the pure beauty and essence of their subject in an authentic and stirring way, while also connecting with their viewers. "We are elated to showcase these talented artists with the community, highlighting their latest collections of work and artistry," states Curator, Nicole Royse.
Cam DeCaussin is a highly skilled oil painter with a keen eye for detail and an incredible ability to capture the energy and mystery within his subjects. His artwork has a feel of voyeurism, but at the same time they are personal and relatable. His Paintings feature some of Phoenix’s most distinct midcentury homes, with people coming or going in the liminal space between. His work has been inspired and influenced by the work of painter Edward Hopper and photographer Gregory Crewdson. Formally trained in the arts receiving his Bachelors of Fine Art in Illustration from Grand Valley State University and Masters of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University. His work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions including: AZ Biennial Tucson Museum of Art, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, and Renmin University. His work can be found in many private collections across the United States.
Marilyn Szabo is a true creative force in Arizona culture and has worked for over twenty-five years as a photographer. Her photography captures a variety of people locally and abroad, evoking a sense of nostalgia and truth. Each piece is technically crafted, emotive, and one can appreciate the strong connection and collaboration between photographer and subject. She received her Bachelors in History from Virginia Commonwealth University with a minor in Photography. As artist, curator and historian Szabo published book At Work in Arizona: the First 100, funded by Alliance Bank of Arizona featuring 168 pages including 80 of Szabo’s photographs, culminating a 15 year endeavor. Her work has garnered many prestigious awards and grants, can be found in many public and private collections and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
The “An Intimate Look In” will open to the public Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, coinciding with the Scottsdale ArtWalk, with a special reception celebrating the artists. This exhibition will be on display at Royse Contemporary through April 2, 2023.