Paul Cava Gallery was a unique showcase for cutting edge photography, painting and sculpture from 1979-1999. Cava brought local and national attention to a number of important emerging, established and, at times, controversial artists and photographers. Today Cava continues to work by appointment, specializing in fine art photography from the 19th century through the present, as well as small group of contemporary prints.
Works by 19th and 20th century masters of photography include: Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugene Atget, Gertrude Kasebier, George H. Seeley and Clarence H. White. Cava’s interest in 19th century large-plate tintypes are represented in the fully illustrated catalog, Collodion Visions.
Another strong area of interest are photographs made by and for artist’s use — such as the extraordinary archive of photographic studies by Frank Brangwyn. These images were studies for his allegorical murals executed between 1900-1930. Jose Maria Sert is another internationally famous muralist in the 1920’s who used photographs as studies for his dynamic murals. In a more contemporary vein, the 70’s photorealist painter Jerry Ott, created photographic studies that are squared-up, painted and taped — embodying the history of the process leading to the artist’s final work.
Jock Sturges, who photographs the nude figure in the natural environment, is known for his portraiture of individuals and families taken over several decades. Paul Cava was Mr. Sturges’ first dealer and has published two deluxe limited edition portfolios of his prints; Standing On Water, and Jock Sturges: Twenty-Five Years.
Other contemporary photographers represented are works by James Fee, Katia Chausheva, John Dugdale, Mark and Kristen Sink, David Lebe, Adam Fuss and Bear Kirkpatrick. Contemporary prints include works by Terry Winters and Philip Guston.
To view Paul Cava's personal artwork, visit paulcavaart.com