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October 2011

Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by David Dunlop and Cathryn Miles

Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh, NC, will present the exhibit, New Terrain, featuring oils on aluminum and canvas by David Dunlop and Cathryn Miles, on view from Oct. 6 - 31, 2011. A reception will be held on Oct. 7, from 6-9pm.

From energetic patterns of leaves on the surface of a pond, to distant trees silhouetted against a misty field, two painters share their light-filled visions. David Dunlop, from the Northeast, and Southerner Cathryn Miles have each built careers incorporating painting and teaching but the works of art in this show, titled “New Terrain” are a study in contrasts.

Dunlop paints scenes ranging from quiet riverbanks and deep woods to busy urban centers such as Grand Central Station, filled with brushy, abstracted figures. Drawing on techniques from the Classical Renaissance as well as modern science, the artist chooses to paint in oils on aluminum and copper panels. The resulting works are energetic and full of translucency.

Dunlop is a passionate student of artistic techniques, science and aesthetics throughout art history and has not only pulled this knowledge into his own work but found numerous ways to teach others about different periods in art. He has won an Emmy for writing and hosting the 13-episode PBS series Landscapes through Time and he routinely takes groups to Europe and Japan for painting seminars. He has lectured on art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and been featured in the New York Times. Dunlop attended the College of Wooster and has an MFA from Pratt Institute. He lives in Connecticut where he is on the faculty of the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan.

Whereas Dunlop paints en plein air or from photographs, Cathryn Miles paints her landscapes from memory, creating oils on canvas full of mood and emotion and a deep sense of the artist’s character. The works often feature hazy, muted landscapes that remind one of early mornings in remote parts of the South before the sun has fully risen to burn off the fog.

Like Dunlop, Miles is also a student of art history and sites many different influences from the German Expressionists to the Bay Area Figurative artists. Asian and Mexican art has lead her to create meditative paintings more about symbolism and less about specific places. She has an MFA from the University of Houston and is on the art faculty at Kennesaw State University in Georgia where she teaches Design and Color Theory amongst other subjects.

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