FOR THE BIRDS
Curated by Eddie Martinez
Harper’s, East Hampton
July 24 – August 25, 2021
Reggie Burrows Hodges, Big We'll, 2020, acrylic and pastel on linen, 54 × 50 inches, 137.2 × 127 cm; 55 × 51 × 2 inches, 139.7 × 129.5 × 5.1 cm (framed)
and I will wear you in my heart of heart
FLAG Art Foundation
545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001
May 1—August 13, 2021
Click HERE for a virtual tour of the exhibition by Eazel
The FLAG Art Foundation presents and I will wear you in my heart of heart, a group exhibition of contemporary paintings and textiles on view May 1-August 13, 2021, on its 9th floor. Centering on a gesture of care, the exhibition explores the myriad ways in which 35 artists evoke tenderness through depictions of lovers and friends, familial exchanges, moments of solitude, and even a cowboy and his pastel pink unicorn. Heart of heart includes recent and new works created for the exhibition that embody the cross-generational resurgence in figuration as a mode of exploring identity, cultural histories, and personal experiences. Artists include:
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Louis Fratino Jay
Sally J. Han
Reggie Burrows Hodges
Ernst Yohji Jaeger
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The FLAG Art Foundation is limiting the number of visitors in its space at any one time. Appointments are encouraged to reserve a time slot for your visit, however, walk-ins are welcome if the space is not at capacity.
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Roses (on Blue with Orchids, after Buffet), 2021, 2021, oil on canvas, 84 × 72 inches; 213.4 × 182.9 cm
RxART Virtual Visit: Ann Craven
April 19, 2021 1:00 PM EST
Ann Craven (b. 1967, Boston, MA) 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 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. Recent solo exhibitions include the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine (2019); Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago (2019); Karma, New York (2018); Southard Reid, London (2017); Maccarone, New York (2016); among others.
Craven’s solo show, Animals Birds Flowers Moons, is currently on display at Karma. Her paintings are in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; New Museum, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, among others.
Please register here.
Pensée #35 (Reims, France, April 15, 2008), 2008, watercolor on paper.
23 × 15 inches; 58.4 × 38.1 cm
Rockland, ME, January 29, 2021 – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art is offering its annual “Art You Love” benefit auction in partnership with Artsy, the global online auction platform. Featuring more than 50 works of art by leading and emerging artists connected with Maine, the CMCA auction is an opportunity to purchase art you love and support CMCA’s exhibitions and educational programming for all ages.
This is the fourth year CMCA has partnered with an online auction house to bring its benefit auction to a global collecting market. “The Artsy platform is respected worldwide and allows people to bid on works of art no matter where they are located,” says former CMCA director Suzette McAvoy, who assisted with organizing this year’s auction. “We are immensely grateful to the artists and galleries that have contributed works in support of CMCA. There is something for buyers at every point in the market, with works by emerging to established talents.”
Bidding for CMCA’s “Art You Love” auction, cmcanow.org/auction, opens at noon on Friday, Feb. 12, and runs through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 26. At the close of the auction, successful bidders will be notified by CMCA to make arrangements for shipment of the art.
Artists contributing to the 2021 CMCA Benefit Art Auction include:
Jeffery Ackerman, Bo Bartlett, Gideon Bok, Katherine Bradford, Meghan Brady, Jenny Brillhart, Fanny Brodar, Emily Brown, Jackie Brown, Tom Burckhardt, Sam Cady, Avy Claire, Cathy Cone, Julie Crane, Ann Craven, Dan Mills, Grace DeGennaro, Lois Dodd, Michel Droge, Betsy Eby, Carol Eisenberg, Jeff Epstein, Inka Essenhigh, Melanie Essex, Clint Fulkerson, Jessica Gandolf, Harold Garde, Elizabeth Greenberg, Peter Halley, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Jill Hoy, Jeanie Hutchins, Alex Katz, Sal Taylor Kydd, Megan Magill, Jonathan Mess, Tracy Miller, K. Min, Steve Mumford, Colin Page, David Row, Gail Savitz, Claire Seidl, Anneli Skaar, Gail Skudera, Suzy Spence, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Sara Stites, Barbara Sullivan, William Wegman, Kathy Weinberg, Nicole Wittenberg, James Wolfe, Deborah Zlotsky, Dudley Zopp
CMCA has held a benefit fine art auction showcasing work by national and emerging artists associated with Maine for more than 40 years. For assistance or further information on this year’s “Art You Love” auction, please contact Justine Kablack at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cmcanow.org.
Ann Craven, Moon, 9-1-06 #3, 2006, Oil on canvas. 24 × 18 inches; 61 × 45.5 cm
Ann Craven in Materia Medica
July 22—September 4, 2020
Ann Craven, Becca Mann, Candice Lin, Catalina Ouyang, Diane Severin Nguyen, Evelyn Statsinger, Hugh Hayden, Janis Miltenberger, Jessie Homer French, Kay Hofmann, Max Hooper Schneider, Nancy Youdelman, Rindon Johnson
Curated by Kelly Akashi
Ann Craven, Yello Fello (on Black), 2019, 2019, Oil on canvas, 60 × 48 inches; 152.4 × 121.92 cm
Ann Craven in Uplift
March 20—July 31, 2020
Rue des Sablons 6, 1205
Owl (Great Horned Owl Purple Looking), 2014, 2014, Oil on linen, 40 × 30 inches; 101.6 × 76.2 cm
Ann Craven in CMCA’s “Art You Love” Online Benefit Auction
Opens Friday February 14, 12:00 pm
Bidding opens on February 14, noon | Closes on February 28, 5pm
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, give the gift of art to yourself or your loved ones—every auction purchase directly benefits CMCA’s exhibitions and educational programming. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to support the art and artists of Maine.
Jeff Ackerman, Gideon Bok, Katherine Bradford, Meghan Brady, Jenny Brillhart, Marcie Jan Bronstein, Emily Brown, Tom Burckhardt, Tom Butler, Sam Cady, Julie Crane, Ann Craven, Grace DeGennaro, Lois Dodd, David Driskell, Lynn Duryea, Carol Eisenberg, Inka Essenhigh, Melanie Essex, Alan Fishman, Tom Flanagan, Linden Frederick, Peter Halley, Alex Katz, Sal Taylor Kydd, Tracy Miller, Dan Mills, K. Min, Anne Neely, Tessa G. O’Brien, Colin Page, Danica Phelps, Peter Ralston, Alison Rector, David Row, Tollef Runquist, Kate Russo, Claire Seidl, Gail Skudera, Lesia Sochor, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Sara Stites, Barbara Sullivan, Greta Van Campen, Susan Headley Van Campen, Tim Van Campen, Don Voisine, William Wegman, Kathy Weinberg, Jim Wolfe, Robert Younger, and Dudley Zopp.
Pensée #59 (Reims, France, June 16, 2008), 2008, Watercolor on paper, 23 × 15 inches; 58.4 × 38.1 cm
Ann Craven: Pensée #59
January 23-February 8, 2020
Parapet Real Humans
2901 Sidney Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104
In the French language, a pansy is called pensée, which means “a thought given.” The name is supposedly derived from its likeness to a pensive human face.
It is a flower that possesses a litany of artistic usage throughout history. Pensée is also a “bouquet” of flowers, or “thoughts”, inescapable as a middle ground between the worldly and the ethereal as an extended portrait of the human spirit. Rendering a chronology of thoughts about life and death, the artist dedicated this pensée project to the life of her mother.
Craven’s subjects are often of nature, fleeting things that shift and bloom in cycles of perpetual change, their representations as mercurial as their memories.
Ann Craven’s Pensée watercolors (all 23 × 15 inches) were exhibited first at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in Reims France in 2008, then at Maccarone Gallery in New York City in 2011 as part of the show Ann Craven: Watercolors, and in 2016 at Galerie des Multiples in Paris in the show: 100%, 2015 + Flower Power.
In 2013 Karma Books published “PENSÉE.” This 98 page book gathers the entire series of ninety-two pensée watercolors that Ann Craven painted in 2007-08 while in residency at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in Reims, France.
Ann Craven is renowned for her bold portraits of the moon, birds and flowers. Major solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, KARMA, Southard Reid, and Nina Johnson Gallery, among others. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Hammer Museum, among others. She currently lives and works in New York City.
Whooping Crane (Endangered, after Audubon), 2018, 2018, oil on canvas, 24 × 18 inches; 60.9 × 45.7 cm
Ann Craven AMERICAN BIRDS (ENDANGERED, EXTINCT, AFTER AUDUBON), 2018-19
September 28–November 2, 2019
7 Royalty Mews
London W1D 3AS
Blue Song, 2008, 2008, oil on canvas, 84 × 60 inches; 213.3 × 152.4 cm
Ann Craven and Christopher Crosman in Conversation
Tuesday, August 27, 5:30 pm
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Join artist Ann Craven and Christopher B. Crosman, founding curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and former director, Farnsworth Art Museum, as they discuss her current exhibition on view at CMCA, Birds We Know.
Blue Horizontal Promise, 2008, oil on canvas, 48 × 60 inches; 121.9 × 152.4 cm
Ann Craven Birds We Know
June 29–October 13, 2019
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
21 Winter St
Rockland, ME 04841
Ann Craven, Diptych (Stripe, Birds for Chicago, 3-22-19, #1-2), 2019, 2019,
oil on canvas, diptych, 24 × 36 inches, 60.9 × 91.4 cm (overall); 24 × 18 inches, 60.9 × 45.7 cm (each)
Ann Craven in Spring Benefit: Lucky Draw 2019
April 16, 2019
44–19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Promise (Birds for Chicago), 2019, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, installation view
Promise (Birds for Chicago)
April 6–May 11, 2019
Shane Campbell Gallery
2021 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Ann Craven, (Full Lover's Moon Again, Again), 2007, 2007, oil on canvas, 48 × 48 inches; 121.9 × 121.9 cm. Photo by Isabel Asha Penzlien.
Ann Craven in The Moon: Eternal Pearl
Curated by Kate James and Kathleen O’Hara
March 28—May 1, 2019
37 Lexington Road
Concord MA 01742
Ann Craven Moon (Full Lavender Halo, Blue Sky, Cushing, 8-26-18, 11PM), 2018, oil on linen, 24 × 24 inches; 61 × 61 cm
Ann Craven in Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2018 Benefit Exhibition
November 29 – December 15, 2018
530 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011