|Dennis Campay’s paintings combine cosmopolitan cityscapes with an ethos that is at once rustic and sophisticated, conveying an international urbanity. His kaleidoscopic scenes present a mesmerizing mix of columns, porticos, slatted shutters, and balconies, gently coexisting with marshes, white-washed churches, boats, and bridges. Silvery bodies of water, worn books, the solitary piano, and ubiquitous chairs take their place where interiors and exteriors blend and beckon, evoking memories, illusions and dreams.
The artist will be presenting a lecture at 6:30 on March 9, 2011 in the Castelli Gallery of Brenau University. This is a revised date.
“Blue Line”(2007) is an example for Campay’s unique style of artistic expression.
|Campay has received numerous prizes, including citations for his work on paper at the prestigious 2001 Florence Biennaleand a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2006. He has been featured in Art & Antiques magazine, as well asNew American Paintings. He is the subject of John T. Spike’s book, Campay: New Paintings (2002). His original mixed media works and drawings are hanging in private collections across the United States, in corporate collections including US Airways and King & Spalding, LLP, in public collections including Brenau University, and in the permanent collections of theHarn Museum of Art, the Morris Museum of Art, the Telfair Museum of Art, and the Odgen Museum of Southern Art. Dennis Campay is a founding member of the Advisory Board for the School of Art and Art History, University of Florida.|
Originally published on 1/18/11