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Cam DeCaussin

Lies Unsaid—Paintings by Cam DeCaussin

Simple curiosity, or even voyeurism, is a profound dynamic that we all, as a society, engage in.

Dec 2, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020

Simple curiosity, or even voyeurism, is a profound dynamic that we all, as a society, engage in. Concern, observation, awareness, or pleasure can drive an intrinsic need to know. Like the deep thoughtfulness of paintings of Edward Hopper, Cam DeCaussin’s artwork is inspired by walks in ordinary neighborhoods, using the low light of evening, where each window transforms into a TV screen depicting an intimate story.

DeCaussin’s oil paintings are an empathetic witness to domestic scenes that often reveal a sense of anxiety and solitude. While painting each scene, he develops his own narrative, projecting onto it his own struggles and thoughts, while observing with sympathy the faint promise of being a presence in an anonymous life.

DeCaussin lives and works in Phoenix and has a bachelor of fine art from Grand Valley State University in Michigan and a master of fine art from Arizona State University. The artist’s website is CamDeCaussin.com.

Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation will provide a workshop connected to this exhibition. Titled Memories in Oil, participants will work alongside DeCaussin to paint in oil a memory from thieir childhoods or past. Admission is free, but RSVP is required. For details, visit the event page.

Lies Unsaid—Paintings by Cam DeCaussin will remain on display through January 31, 2020, at the Appaloosa Public Gallery inside Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.

There will be an artist reception Thursday, December 5, from 5 – 7:30 p.m., at the Appaloosa Library.

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