November 4 - December 31, 2021
Royse Contemporary is excited to present "at home", featuring the much anticipated solo exhibition of Cam DeCaussin. Presenting masterful artwork that emphasizes the beauty of the Arizona sky, midcentury architecture and the desert. Accentuating the artist's use of imagery, engaging style, and a strong voice that truly connects with his viewers," states Curator, Nicole Royse. One of the biggest changes to the artist's work comes from becoming a parent, in regard to painting time and efficiency which has become even more important. We also see changes in his themes, incorporating the struggles, worries, and questions of parenthood.
"During Covid-19, there were several articles that came out about how we were all living in an Edward Hopper painting, and I have always related to Hopper's work, the quiet solitude, and isolation, states DeCaussin. "While we all were left at home, I could not find the energy or interest to paint, especially what I had always loved to, there was a heightened awareness of the mundane. As the world has slowly begun to reopen and things begin to speed back up, I feel we quickly have lost that ability to notice the liminal spaces", further explains the artist.
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 work is inspired by empty, quiet living spaces and their ability to express themes of solace, sadness, separation and contemplation, 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, Fine Art Complex 1101, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, and Renmin University.
"at home" is a must see exhibition that is sure to captivate, impress, and inspire and it is my honor to work with and showcase this talented artist, declares owner/curator Nicole Royse. DeCaussin's solo exhibition will open to the public Thursday, November 4, 2021, with a special artist reception, coinciding with the weekly Scottsdale Artwalk from 6:00-9:00pm. This striking exhibition will be on display through December 31, 2021.