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November 2011

Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Offers Works by Dennis Campay & Mark Horton

Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present the exhibit, Cosmopolitan Cityscapes and Sincere Landscapes by Dennis Campay and Mark Horton, on view from Nov. 1 - 30, 2011.

Dennis Campay’s paintings combine cosmopolitan cityscapes with an ethos that is at once rustic and sophisticated, conveying an international urbanity. His paintings combine vaguely European cityscapes with distinctly Southern imagery. Campay’s 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.

Mark Horton was born and raised in rural North Carolina. After graduating from East Carolina University School of Art, he moved to New York City. Eighteen years of living in New York were spent working as a creative director in various advertising agencies, eventually founding his own design company. Horton nurtured his “fine art side”, drawing, sketching and painting whenever he had the opportunity.

In 2001 Horton made the decision to devote himself full-time to painting and returned to his Southern roots in Charleston, SC. He strives to paint beyond a literal interpretation of a landscape, portraying nature in a way that reflects his own ideas while capturing the spirit, color and changing light and weather of a place.

Located in beautiful Myers Park, Shain Gallery has been on the forefront of the North Carolina art scene since 1998. The gallery represents many leading national and regional artists, and was recently voted yet again the “Best of the Best” for best Charlotte gallery.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/334-7744 or visit (www.shaingallery.com).

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