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March 2011

Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh, NC, Offers Works by Joseph Cave

What happens when a renowned Southern landscape painter turns his full attention to floral still-lives and interiors? When the artist is Joseph Cave, a whole new genre is born. Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh, NC, will present, The Floral Reimagined, an exhibit of twelve new oils on canvas, on view from Mar. 1 through Apr. 14, 2012.

Cave reimagines the traditional still life in paintings full of bold color, playful pattern, and rich, abstract brushwork.

There is nothing still about these still-lives. The artist starts with the simplest of ideas, placing a bouquet of flowers in a jar or vase, and painting what he sees. But in each work we see amazing flights of fancy as patterns of tablecloths and shadows on the wall all compete with the flowers themselves for the viewer’s attention. This controlled chaos moves the viewer’s eye around the canvas of which there is not one square inch lacking in visual interest. Gone is the traditional subject and background we are used to. The resulting paintings seem more alive than the flowers that they depict.

Cave has been painting professionally for almost fifty years. Born in Columbia, SC, the artist attended the University of Georgia followed by the San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University. Following his MFA he spent years in Northern California, as well as Europe, returning to the South in the late 80’s. Cave settled in Durham, NC, and now resides in the mountains near Asheville, NC.

Adam Cave Fine Art is located on the second floor of a 120-year-old historic building in the heart of downtown Raleigh.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 919/838-6692 or visit (www.adamcavefineart.com).


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