The Dennos Museum

             Traverse City, MI

          September 18 - December 31, 2016

​jean Larson

Certain places inspire us to look at time in different ways.  Some can highlight the impermanence of all things, while others seem to evoke a sense of eternity.  Iceland is one of those places.  However, in this case the balance seems to be constantly shifting between expressions of permanence and impermanence: a mere new-born in geological terms, yet it is a land of timeless landscapes; barely millennial as a society, yet with institutions that have survives longer than anywhere else.


Since discovering this enchanted island for myself, I have found these temporal contrasts constantly influencing my work.  My paintings are inspired by the myriad species of lichen that cover the coasts and craggy mountains of Iceland.  These are intricate worlds within worlds, each its own universe of color and texture.  Lichen are believed by many to be some of the oldest living organisms on the planet.  Meanwhile, my photos often depict the rusting bows of old ships, frayed ropes and fishing nets, metal-clad buildings battered by howling Arctic winds.  This is nature relentlessly reclaiming all that is made by human hand, turning it back to its fundamental elements.


Jean Larson

Permanence & Impermanence:  Iceland - A Land of Temporal Contrasts

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​JEAN LARSON
Selected Exhibitions & Representation

2018
Alan Avery Art Company, GA

Tamarack Gallery, MI
“The Factory” List, Iceland

“Fonsum” One Person Exhibition, Iceland

2017
Alan Avery Art Company, GA

The Dennos Museum, MI

Tamarack Gallery, MI

2016
Alan Avery Art Company, GA

Cervini Haas Fine Art, AZ
Trudy Labell Fine Art, FL

Tamarack Gallery, MI

The Dennos Museum, MI

2015
Alan Avery Art Company, GA

Cervini Haas Fine Art, AZ
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, WA 

Trudy Labell Fine Art, FL

2014
Alan Avery Art Company, GA

Cervini Haas Fine Art, AZ

Martha Keats Gallery, NM
National and UniversityLibrary ,Iceland

Patricia Rovzar Gallery, WA
Trudy Labell Fine Art, FL

2013
Alan Avery Art Company, GA

Cervini Haas Fine Art, AZ
Martha Keats Gallery, NM

Patricia Rovzar Gallery, WA

Trudy Labell Fine Art, FL

2012
Alan Avery Art Company, GA

Cervini Haas Fine Art, AZ

Martha Keats Gallery, NM

Patricia Rovzar Gallery, WA
Trudy Labell Fine Art, FL

Wright Gallery, MI

2011
Alan Avery Art Company, GA

Cervini Haas Fine Art, AZ
Martha Keats Gallery, NM

Patricia Rovzar Gallery, WA

Trudy Labell Fine Art, FL
Wright Gallery, MI

2010
Alan Avery Art Company, GA

Cervini Haas Fine Art, AZ
Martha Keats Gallery, NM

Patricia Rovzar Gallery, WA

Trudy Labell Fine Art, FL

Wright Gallery, MI

2009

Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples, FL

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Wright Gallery, Northport, MI

2008
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Eisenhauer Galleries, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA

Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples, FL

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Wright Gallery, Northport, MI

2007
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

Wright Gallery, Northport, MI
Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples, FL

Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA

Bondonio Art Gallery, Alba, Italy

2006
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Brigham Galleries, Nantucket, MA
Wright Gallery, Northport, MI

Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2005
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Brigham Galleries, Nantucket, MA

Wright Gallery, Northport, MI

2004
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2003
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI

2002
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI

2001
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA
Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Group Exhibition, “Reconceptualization of Nature” Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000
National Museum for Women in the Arts, Group Exhibition, Washington DC

Dennos Museum, Group Exhibition, Traverse City, MI
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA
Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

1999
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta GA
The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

1998
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

Perry Sherwood Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Perry Sherwood Fine Art, Petoskey, MI

1997
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA
Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Galerie Herouet, Paris, France
The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL
Perry Sherwood Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Perry Sherwood Fine Art, Petoskey, MI

1996
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

Galerie Herouet, Paris, France

The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL
Perry Sherwood Fine Art, Petoskey, MI