New York Crowds
Beginning on September 11, 2009, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, at 435 South Guadalupe Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will present New York Crowds, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by New York artist David Kapp. There will be a reception on Friday, September 11, 2009, from 5-7 pm, and the show continues through October 17, 2009. The artist will be present.
David Kapp sees New York City from a perspective in isolation – looking down on it from a height, or from beneath, in the shadow of great buildings.
Fundamental in Kapp’s work is “speed and motion in the act of painting,” yet also, as Kapp states, “I’m much more interested in something that’s anonymous and detached, because that’s the way I feel”. He strips bare an irony of the new expressionism – the action, the direct participation in painting, and yet the alienation from its references.
New York – its people, cars, lights, its movement, in sunlight, in nocturne – Kapp records it in the confident blurs and shapes born from a deeply examined awareness.
In this show, Kapp focuses on people – walking, standing, gathering – viewed from a distance, the lonely collective. On exhibit are new works in: oil on linen, oil stick on paper, woodcuts, and lithographs.
Zane Bennett Contemporary brings Kapp and the urban landscape to Santa Fe. The show articulates the feelings of community, anonymity, loneliness – our universal experience, represented in works of great beauty – New York Crowds.