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April 2011

Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by Wayne Trapp

Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh, NC, will present the exhibit, Wayne Trapp: Recent Paintings, on view from Apr. 1 - 31, 2011. A reception will be held on Apr. 1, from 6-9pm.

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. Trapp returns to Raleigh, 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 artist 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.

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