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David Kapp

Recent Paintings

September 11 – October 16, 2010

Crossing 2010 oil on linen
Bowery North 2009-2010
Broadway Nocturne 2010
Houston Street 2008
Rearview 2008 oil on linen
Walker 2010 oil on linen
Walker 2009-2010 oil on linen
Rearview 2008 oil on linen
Summer Crowd 2008-2009
Square Crowd 2009-2010

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent paintings. The artist has explored imagery of New York City for the last two decades. The exhibition will include large and small oil paintings of sidewalks and crowded streets, as well as highway traffic at night, in which the bright headlights of cars contrast against dark blues.

Kapp invites the viewer to the tops of buildings, to sit in taxi cab-spattered traffic, and to experience the frenzy of the city. His expressionistic take on the urban landscape captures the vitality of each chosen locale. The striking use of color with light and shadow both highlights and obscures the geometry of megalithic skyscrapers, building facades, and sidewalks as pedestrians rush by. Whether gazing down on a solitary figure on a park bench or on a crowd stretching as far as the eye can see, we experience the heartbeat of the city.

The artist’s work has been the subject of over twenty-five solo exhibitions throughout the country. Kapp has received two Academy Awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters along with a Rosenthal Foundation award. His work is in many public and private collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Academy of Design, and The Mint Museum of Art.