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May Issue 2010
Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by Ruth Franklin and Byron Gin
Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh, NC, is presenting a special Spring exhibit featuring works by figurative painter Ruth Franklin, an Atlanta, GA-based British import and Byron Gin, a California artist transported to Chicago where he has lived since 2000, on view through May 31, 2010.
Abstract canvases embellished
with very real single birds or objects are the signature compositions
of Byron Gin's paintings. These living and still-life subjects
are confined to the colorful space they occupy. It might
be a white-throated-sparrow, but then Gin might have chosen a
realistic bowl of green tomatoes to set-off his colorful geometrically
arranged canvases. He is both abstractionist and realist. The
subject is always a surprise in its habitat.
Ruth Franklin, on the
other side of this spectrum, zooms in, from some distance, on
her human subjects, not confining them at all. Their heads frequently
go beyond the picture frame, or, it might be legs, feet or even
torso that is lost. Franklin's vision is like the view through
a square binocular, reporting only what appears within its scope.
Her colors are brilliant, her subjects have movement, their figures
loose, and her composition unexpected. Some backgrounds are recognizable
as places while others are simply swaths of color.
Both artists encourage the viewer to interpret the situations that are only partially represented in their works. There is great opportunity for story development on the part of the onlooker. A bird paused in flight or on a branch, for instance, maybe a boxer or three young dancers. But their palettes are often very different; he tends toward pastels, she to clear, raw paint. What fun!
For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 919/272-5958 or visit (www.adamcavefineart.com).
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