Birds We Know book launch and talk
with Ann Craven and Christopher B. Crosman
Introduction by Suzette McAvoy
Saturday, November 23, 6 pm

136 East 3rd street
New York, NY 10009

Please join us at Karma’s Bookstore for the book launch of Birds We Know, an illustrated exhibition catalog for Ann Craven: Birds We Know, organized by Suzette McAvoy on view at The Maine Center for Contemporary Art. The catalog includes an essay by Christopher B. Crosman, former founding curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and former director, Farnsworth Art Museum.

Ann Craven is renowned for her lushly colored, mesmerizing portraits of the moon, birds, flowers, and other iconic images which she revisits in serial fashion, as well as her painted bands of color called Stripe or Band Paintings, which document her process. Craven says, “My paintings are a result of mere observation, experiment, and chance, and contain a variable that’s constant and ever-changing—the moment just past. The stripes are so I can see what I just mixed. The mixing process is a very unconscious progression and so the stripes are a way to list the colors that I just painted. It is a memory and a documentation of the work at the same time.” 

For further information please contact the bookstore at (212) 390-9279.