Monday, May 09, 2016

Marvin Maune at Carolina Creations

Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery at 317 Pollock Street in Downtown New Bern announces their new show for May and June, called “Looking Up”.

This show will feature work by well-known architect and artist Marvin Maune.

Born in Missouri during WWII, Marvin Maune has had a lifelong interest in expanding his own world.  That quest has taken him throughout Scandinavia (where he lived and worked in Copenhagen, Denmark), Europe, Canada, and the United States.

After fifty years in the architectural profession, Maune has turned his focus toward creating artwork.  Painting since childhood, his paintings are focused on capturing the emotion, light, and feeling of a particular moment in time, a special place, or special experience.  The diversity of his subject matter reflects his interest in all aspects of human endeavor, and the world we have created.

Marvin works in acrylic, oil, and watercolor as he develops images reflective of his diverse interests and travels.  He resists the temptation to explain his work, feeling that the paintings speak for themselves, and convey the emotional content he intends.

Marvins current work focuses on the iconic forms we see when we look up.  The forms that make places immediately recognizable, when they're familiar, and that capture our imagination when they're unknown to us.

Most of the images are local, accompanied by images from some of his other favorite places: Quebec City, Denmark, and Italy.

Meet the artist during ArtWalk, May 13, from 5-8 pm. The show runs through June 30, 2016.

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