• Ann Craven

    Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert / Allston Skirt Gallery

    Two concurrent and complementary exhibitions of oil paintings from the past four years by Ann Craven attested to the artist’s masterful treatment of natural imagery. With these colorful works—made after a variety of sources, including bird paintings by Ed Ruscha and Ross Bleckner, deer canvases by Gustave Courbet and Gerhard Richter, vintage illustrated field guides, and still and digital photographs—Craven has invented a unique vocabulary that proves her a gifted animalier and a significant markmaker. Her recent juicily painted birds perched among hollyhocks, cymbidium orchids, and

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