“A lie is often hidden between two truths” is the title of this painting by Cam DeCaussin.
Special to the Tribune

Two Arizona artists will explore the moments that people miss in an oil paint exhibition called “Laura Best & Cam DeCaussin: When You Weren’t Looking,” presented at the Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery until Oct. 1.

Best’s website notes that she takes her inspiration from the desert Southwest and contrasts it with the modern world, where “the raw beauty of the desert is abruptly met with concrete.” The artist paints on found objects to “emphasize and celebrate the strained overlap of the romantic southwestern desert and its modern support system.”

DeCaussin’s photorealistic works are inspired by “quiet living spaces and their ability to express themes of solace, sadness, separation and contemplation,” according to his website. Low light and seemingly private moments that weren’t meant to be captured make his work unique.

“Both of the artists in this exhibit are incredible at creating bold images with subtle touches of light so that the viewer feels like they are looking at an intimate moment that has happened while we were busy living our own lives,” said Peter Bugg, visual arts coordinator for gallery.

The Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Details: chandlercenter.org.


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