Contributed by Natasha Sweeten / As children, we learn that nighttime is for hushed voices, unlit rooms, and the chance to briefly disappear into our dreams. In her latest show “Night” at Karma, Ann Craven fully embraces the enchantment of the wee hours. Her paintings, swathed in darkness, capture quiet moments, and the imagery could easily have been conjured from bedtime stories. Yet they’re not all warm and fuzzy.
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Contributed by Zach Seeger / Its in the eyes, a teacher told me about a Giacometti painting that hung on the wall in his den. The sitters stare blankly and persistent. We stare back. Ann Cravens current exhibition Animals Birds Flowers Moons at Karma, separated into three locations, is a […]
While Craven first exhibited paintings of the moon in 1996, she began the current series of moon paintings�now numbering into the hundreds�in 2001, working on the rooftop of her Harlem studio, also in Maine, and most recently in France, during a fall 2007 artist residency. Each of the small, square […]
New York-based artist Ann Craven paints wistful, Disneyesque images of birds and deer with a delicate, unhurried touch. She also paints the moon from life every night, and canvases striped with color or black and white. In an essay about her work, Josh Smith writes that the problem with much […]