February 3, 2022–June 9, 2022
The Jansen Art Center is pleased to welcome Kris Ekstrand to the Inn at Lynden for an exhibit of her work.
Kris Ekstrand is a painter and printmaker who works out of her studio in Edison, Washington. Her work has been featured in one-person shows at Skagit Valley College, Moses Lake Museum, Smith and Vallee Gallery (Edison), MUSEO (Langley) and juried shows at Shack Art Center (Everett), Cascadia College, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Museum of Northwest Art, Anacortes Arts Festival and other venues throughout the Northwest.
“My painting and printmaking focus on the dynamic intersection of agricultural farmland and estuarine tidelands. The tension between the beauty of our “place” – its sloughs and intertidal mudflats – and the historic and omnipresent demands placed upon it create a delicate balance that may be invisible to a casual visitor but becomes vividly evident as we learn more about where we live.
For several years, I have collected birds’ nests found within this landscape and am keenly interested in the energy, centrifugal force and gravity of these objects as well as the primitive responses of shelter, refuge and loss they represent. How can something so fragile be so strong?”