April 1, 2011 – April 30, 2011

Adam Cave Fine Art Gallery

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Recent paintings & brush drawings
April 1 - April 30, 2011

Preview Party with the artist
Thursday, March 31, 7-9 pm

First Friday Reception
Friday, April 1, 6-9 pm

Warm yellows and cool gray blues combine in thick, waxy strokes, conjuring a thousand interpretations in our minds for each of the oil paintings on view in a new exhibit by veteran painter/sculptor Wayne Trapp. Opening on April 1st at Adam Cave Fine Art, this show marks Trapp’s return to Raleigh, NC where he has a large following for his abstract canvases but has not shown in a number of years. Despite the seemingly endless possible stories in each painting, Trapp begins each one with a specific reference point pulled from his current interests; jazz music, Native American lore, literature, travel and his other artistic endeavor, sculpture.

In “Juggling Jazz” the artists translates a 50’s jazz piano line by Dave Brubeck into a crescendo of color. A segmented shape crawls across the canvas, hinting at the keys on a keyboard while dots and dashes create a staccato rhythm. In another work titled “Anasazi Marks” Trapp has captured the essence of ancient cave paintings without the specifics of human or animal forms allowing the viewer to read a more emotional story of their own choosing. “Mexican Street Dance” reflects the artist’s memory of a dusky evening full of fireworks and flags, all fluttering around a figural shape caught up in the excitement and volume of the scene.

Trapp lives in the North Carolina Mountains where he works as both a painter and sculptor. He has been so busy, in recent years, with large-scale public sculpture commissions, that it took heavy snowstorms this winter to keep him inside and in front of the easel. The resulting paintings will be on view at Adam Cave Fine Art through April 31st at 115 ½ East Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh, NC.


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