Joseph Cave Works

Joseph Cave
Wherever Joseph Cave looks, he sees a world of vitality and color, and it is that world he redesigns on canvas. In the tradition of the early landscape artists, both the American scene painters and the French impressionists, he paints from life and every stroke considers the fleeting moment. Trained as an abstract expressionist, line and shadow provide the surface and depth for his forms. Intense hues add emotion.

Cave's technique of thick, lustrous brush strokes that retain the integrity of the medium before suggesting nature's form is reminiscent of Van Gough, but there the comparison ends. While Van Gogh's canvases writhe with an intolerable energy that sends out messages of caution, Cave's invite and beckon, but never intimidate. Optimism floods these canvases whether the theme examines a freshly mowed field or an out-of-date railroad trestle. Even his flowers are not nature mort, but brilliant clusters of living things.

Every painting is constructed to include the spectator in the work. From the small country road to the old ball field, the scene opens up, inviting the viewer into the composition. A rural North Carolina landscape is not just a tobacco field, a road, and a distant house, but a vivid place that calls for a visit. There is the same promise in everything he paints, from a garden shop, to quiet shrimp boats, to a field of soybeans. Just seek out the entry at the edge of each frame and your eyes will do the rest.

Wherever this artist sets up his easel, he captures the essence of the place, from the coastal views of his current home in South Carolina to the scenes painted as an ex-patriot living in Portugal.

Beneath Joseph Cave's successful idyllic scenes is a lifetime of lessons begun almost forty years ago as a young abstract expressionist and a Bay Area figurative artist. Shape and color, the substance of nature, are made visible and, in this way, he has helped reinvent the way we see and the quality of that vision.

Blue Greenberg, Art Critic, Durham Herald Sun
Art History, Meredith College


EDUCATION< br>
1954-58 University of Georgia, Athens, GA: Majored in Painting
1961-62 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
1963-64 San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA: Master of Arts, Painting and Printmaking


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1964-66 Memphis Academy of Art, Memphis, TN Instructor, Drawing and Painting
1965-66 Southwestern at Memphis, Memphis, TN Instructor, Painting (part-time)
1966-67 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA Instructor, Design (part-time)
1967-68 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA nstructor, Design (part-time)
1967-71 Crystal Springs School, Hillsborough, CA Head of Art Dept., Instructor, Art and Art History
1971-73 Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA Instructor, Painting (part-time)
1979-84 Mendocino Community College, Ukiah, CA Instructor, Drawing, Painting, Art History, Design (part-time)


EXHIBITIONS

2014 Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh, NC: Solo Show
2012 Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh, NC: Solo Show
2009 Adam Cave Fine Art, 1Raleigh, NC: Solo Show
2008 Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC: One-Man Show Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC: Group Show Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh, NC: Group Show
2007 Gallery C, Raleigh, NC: One-Man Show Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC: One-Man Show
2006 Mims Gallery, NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC: Invitational
2005 Gallery C, Raleigh, NC: One-Man show Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC: One-Man Show
2004 Gallery C, Raleigh, NC: One-Man Show
2003 Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC: One-Man Show
2002 Gallery C, Raleigh, NC: One-Man Show Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC: One-Man Show Shain Fine Art, Charlotte, NC: Two-Man Show
2001 Brazier Fine Art, Richmond, VA: One-Man Show Gallery C, Raleigh, NC: One-Man Show The Wells Gallery, Charleston, SC: Three-Man Show
2000 Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC: One-Man Show Gallery C, Raleigh, NC: One-Man Show
1999 The Wells Gallery, Charleston, SC: One-Man Show Shain Fine Art, Charlotte, NC: Group Show Brazier Fine Art, Richmond, VA: One-Man Show
1998 Gallery C, Raleigh, NC: One-Man Show
1997 Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC: One-Man Show Brazier Fine Art, Richmond, VA: One-Man Show
1996 Gallery C, Raleigh, NC: One-Man Show
1995 Gallery C, Raleigh, NC: One-Man Show
1991 Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC:One-Man Show
1989 Galleria Internacional de Arte, Almancil, Portugal: Five-Man Show
1988 William Gallery, St. Helena, CA: Three-Man Show Galleria 44, Portimao, Portugal: One-Man Show
1987 Colectiva de Pintura, Estoril, Portugal: Invitational
1986 Hoskins Gallery, Cabo da Roca, Portugal: One-Man Show
1985 Thackeray Gallery, London, England: Group Show
1984 Rorick Gallery, San Francisco, CA: One-Man Show
1983 Rorick Gallery, San Francisco, CA: One-Man Show
1980 Philippe Bonnafont Gallery, St. Helena, CA: One-Man Show
1977 Wilkinson-Cobb Gallery, Mendocino, CA: One-Man Show
1975 Phillips-Allen Gallery, San Francisco, CA: One-Man Show
1969 South Carolina Invitational, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC: Invitational
1968 Lawson Galleries, San Francisco, CA: One-Man Show
1966 Artist Registry Show, Brooks Memorial Gallery, Memphis, TN: Three-Man Invitational Art in the Embassies Program, U.S. Dept. of State: Invitational
1964 Southwestern at Memphis, Memphis, TN: One-Man Show
1961 Quay Gallery, Tiburon, CA: Group Show


MUSEUM AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS (partial list)

Carolina First Bank, Columbia, SC
Capital Broadcasting Corporation (Durham Bulls), Durham, NC
Central Carolina Bank, Durham, NC
Domtar Corporation, Oakland, CA*
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Glaxo Wellcome, Inc. Research Triangle Park, NC
Hibernia Bank, San Francisco, CA
James Properties, Inc. (Hampton Inns), Wilson,
Mark Spano Communications, Inc. Chapel Hill, NC
Memphis Academy of Art, Memphis, TN
>Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC*
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Offices of Joao Pedro Tavares, Engineer, Lisbon, Portugal*
Offices of Michaels and Jones, Raleigh, NC*
Offices of US Senator John Edwards, Washington, DC
Ritz Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
San Benito House, Half Moon Bay, CA*
Silverado Tavern, Calistoga, CA
>TIAA-CREF, Raleigh, NC
Treyburn Corporation (office of Terry Sanford, Jr.), Durham, NC
Wake Neurological Center, Raleigh, NC*<
Winstons Grill, Raleigh, NC

* two, or more, paintings in their collection