David Kapp

Recent Paintings

September 11 – October 16, 2010

Crossing
2010
oil on linen
32 x 36 inches

Bowery North
2009-2010
oil on linen
60 x 60 inches

Broadway Nocturne
2010
oil on linen
32 x 36 inches

Houston Street
2008
oil on linen
32 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches

Rearview
2008
oil on linen
18 x 22 inches

Walker
2010
oil on linen
22 x 18 inches

Walker
2009-2010
oil on linen
70 x 60 inches

Rearview
2008
oil on linen
48 x 60 inches

Summer Crowd
2008-2009
oil on linen
70 x 60 inches

Square Crowd
2009-2010
oil on linen
80 x 80 inches

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.