ANN CRAVEN | Morning Glory, 2019

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Morning Glory, 2019
Oil on linen
72 x 2 x 48 in. (unframed)


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Ann Craven (b. 1967) is known for her lush, serial portraits of the moon, birds, and flowers, as well as her painted bands of color. After completing each work, she dates and titles each palette, rendering it a unique and isolated index of her process. Craven’s predilection for the copy—both from referent photographs and from her own en plein air paintings—is both an homage to Pop Art and an exploration of remembrance. As she explains, “My paintings are a result of mere observation, experiment, and chance, and contain a variable that is constant and ever-changing—the moment just past.” Craven presented her first retrospective, titled TIME and curated by Yann Chevalier, at Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers, France in 2014. Her paintings are in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the New Museum, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, among others. Recent solo exhibitions include Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago (2019); Karma, New York (2018); Sothard Reid, London (2017); Maccarone, New York (2016); among others. In the fall of 2020, Craven will present a solo show at Karma, New York.