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Kendra Larson
updated: 05/13/2011
website: www.kendralarson.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Mt Hood
Midnight Valley
Fern Hill
Fire Signals
Rebuilding Fort Clatsop
Threshold
The Spot
Passageway
When Night Falls
The Spring
Hideaway
Mariposa Grove
Falls Home
Warm Springs
The Cave
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape, psychological, fantasy, nature, narrative, dreams
 
 
Mt Hood by Kendra Larson
Mt Hood
acrylic and silicone on wood
December 2009
48" x  48"  x 3" 
Midnight Valley by Kendra Larson
Midnight Valley
Ink on wood
September 2010
24 " x  24 "  x 3 " 
Fern Hill by Kendra Larson
Fern Hill
acrylic and charcoal on wood
June 2010
72 " x  48 "  x 3 " 
Fire Signals by Kendra Larson
Fire Signals
Charcoal and acrylic on wood
December 2009
48 " x  48 "  x 3 " 
Rebuilding Fort Clatsop by Kendra Larson
Rebuilding Fort Clatsop
Charcoal and acrylic on wood
October 2009
48" x  48"  x 3" 
Threshold by Kendra Larson
Threshold
Ink on wood
September 2010
24" x  24"  x 3" 
The Spot by Kendra Larson
The Spot
Acrylic on wood
November 2009
48" x  48"  x 3" 
Passageway by Kendra Larson
Passageway
Acrylic and charcoal on wood
September 2010
24" x  24"  x 3" 
When Night Falls by Kendra Larson
When Night Falls
Acrylic, joint compound and silicone on canvas
October 2009
60" x  60"  x 3" 
The Spring by Kendra Larson
The Spring
Acrylic on wood
December 2009
48" x  48"  x 3" 
Hideaway by Kendra Larson
Hideaway
Charcoal, spray paint, silicone caulking, acrylic, and tar on canvas
August 2009
60" x  48"  x 3" 
Mariposa Grove by Kendra Larson
Mariposa Grove
Acrylic on wood
September 2009
24" x  24"  x 3" 
Falls Home by Kendra Larson
Falls Home
Charcoal and acrylic on wood
January 2010
48" x  48"  x 3" 
Warm Springs by Kendra Larson
Warm Springs
Ink on wood
September 2010
24 " x  24 "  x 3 " 
The Cave by Kendra Larson
The Cave
Acrylic, fake fur, and silicone on wood
August 2009
48" x  48"  x 3" 

Artist Statement

Statement

Landscape painting has historically helped clarify each generation’s understanding of Place. In other words, the social and political atmosphere is reflected in our art and the way in which we depict our world. This is a collection of paintings that work within this tradition. By meditating on a natural world through technological, mystical, and art-historical nods, I am reflecting a generation marked by the uncertainty and nostalgia brought on by globalization. The playful, magical, and emotional quality of this work helps to shed new light on what we call landscape painting.

 

My paintings are a discovery of an unforeseen sense of place and a questioning of perception. Though I am working within the grand tradition of landscape painting, there is a point where I draw out and highlight the material properties of paint through shifting its application.

 

I enjoy landscape painting because each piece can be full of personality and abundant with unforeseen opportunity. The subtle poetry, complicated color, and unique compositions make the process of painting exciting. My fascination with nature stems from an interest in contemporary film noir, literature on the woods, and research of natural phenomena. In my art practice, I find that chaos, awe and fear are revealed in ways I could not plan when I begin a piece. 

Artist Bio / CV

Biography 

Kendra Larson B. 1981 Lives and works in Portland, OR.

Larson received her MFA in Painting at University of Wisconsin, Madison and has shown her work in venues including: Lewis and Clark College (Portland, OR), the University of Minnesota’s Nash Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), and Overture Center for the Art (Madison, WI). Her work has appeared in publications such as The Bear Deluxe and Tree Sap Magazine. She is a past Caldera (Sisters, Oregon) and New Pacific Studios (Masterton, New Zealand) resident who teaches at Willamette University.