Shades of Evening exhibit headlines at Royse Contemporary

Cam DeCaussin will showcase his work in “Shades of Evening” at Royse Contemporary gallery. (Submitted Photo)

Royse Contemporary, 7077 W. Main St. in Scottsdale, is presenting Shades of Evening, the solo exhibition of Cam DeCaussin.

His work is inspired by empty, quiet living spaces and their ability to express themes of solace, sadness, separation and contemplation, a press release states.

Primarily focusing on moments within neighborhood homes during the dawn and dusk hours of the day, these brief moments showcase when life exists within.

“I am drawn to the physiological response to flirt with voyeurism, each painting acts as a living television screen, a reminder that we truly are not the center of our own universe; that we are but background actors in an infinite amount of story lines, and we exist in that story often for brief seconds,” Mr. DeCaussin said in a prepared statement.

“His work has been greatly influenced by the work of painter Edward Hopper and photographer Gregory Crewdson, whose powerful work share similar themes.”

Mr. DeCaussin is an oil painter with a keen eye for detail, Curator Nicole Royse said, with an ability to capture such energy and mystery within his subjects, going on to say.

“Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of watching DeCaussin work evolve and it is truly an honor to be exhibiting his work at Royse Contemporary this November,” Ms. Royse said in a prepared statement.

Mr. DeCaussin earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Illustration from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, eventually moving to Arizona where he received his Masters Fine Art in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University, according to a release.

His work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions including: AZ Biennial Tucson Museum of Art, New City Studios, Fine Art Complex 1101, Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery, Manifest Gallery, Harry Wood Gallery, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, The Lodge Art Studio, Step Gallery, Shemer Art Center, 13 Contemporary Art Space and Renmin University.

His work has been featured in such publications as “New American Painting West Competition,” “Inverse Conversations 2015,” “Creative Quarterly 20,” and “Phoenix New Times.”

Mr. DeCaussin resides in Phoenix and is an Adjunct Faculty at both Arizona State University and Estrella Mountain Community College.

Shades of Evening exhibition will open to the public from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. There will be an artist reception coinciding with the Golden Palette “Contemporary Focus” ArtWalk from 7-10 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15.

The evening will feature an opportunity to meet the artist and curator, along with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, plus live music performed by esteemed violinist Telian Dodge. Shades of Evening will be on display at Royse Contemporary through Sunday, Dec. 2.

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