Ann Craven, ‘Moon (Peach Moon over Maine, 8-16-11, 10PM), 2011’, 2011, Painting, Oil on canvas, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) Benefit Auction
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Ann Craven

Moon (Peach Moon over Maine, 8-16-11, 10PM), 2011, 2011

Oil on canvas
14 × 14 in
35.6 × 35.6 cm
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Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) Benefit Auction

Ann Craven is renowned for her bold portraits of the moon, birds and flowers, as well as bands of …

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Ann Craven
American, b. 1968
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Moved by ideas of memory, time, and change, Ann Craven produces lushly colored, sensuous paintings, whose motifs of birds, flowers, the moon, and stripes are more than eye-pleasing images. Ranging from small- to large-scale, and presented individually, overlapping, or as unified installations, her works serve as a temporal record of her life and practice. Always building upon what came before, she continually re-visits her compositions, re-creating them in an attempt to copy them exactly, while understanding the impossibility of this pursuit. She embraces the inevitable differences between each canvas as evidence of our constantly shifting existence. Craven both confronts and celebrates these shifts, as in her series of paintings of the waxing and waning moon, which she describes as “a perfect subject…it’s [a] variable that’s constant but changing, so it’s perfect for my work.”

Ann Craven, ‘Moon (Peach Moon over Maine, 8-16-11, 10PM), 2011’, 2011, Painting, Oil on canvas, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) Benefit Auction
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Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) Benefit Auction

Ann Craven is renowned for her bold portraits of the moon, birds and flowers, as well as bands of color called Stripe or Band Paintings. The Moon paintings are painted out side under the night sky. Ann Craven started painting the moon in 1996 - from observation - as a way to explore and record subject matter from a …

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Ann Craven
American, b. 1968
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Moved by ideas of memory, time, and change, Ann Craven produces lushly colored, sensuous paintings, whose motifs of birds, flowers, the moon, and stripes are more than eye-pleasing images. Ranging from small- to large-scale, and presented individually, overlapping, or as unified installations, her works serve as a temporal record of her life and practice. Always building upon what came before, she continually re-visits her compositions, re-creating them in an attempt to copy them exactly, while understanding the impossibility of this pursuit. She embraces the inevitable differences between each canvas as evidence of our constantly shifting existence. Craven both confronts and celebrates these shifts, as in her series of paintings of the waxing and waning moon, which she describes as “a perfect subject…it’s [a] variable that’s constant but changing, so it’s perfect for my work.”

Ann Craven

Moon (Peach Moon over Maine, 8-16-11, 10PM), 2011, 2011

Oil on canvas
14 × 14 in
35.6 × 35.6 cm
Bidding closed
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