Virginia-based artist Kris Iden creates prints and drawings that explore themes of place, identity, and metaphor through a combination of poetry, biography, and elements of geography. Her exhibition features several selections from her recent series addressing notions of home and the hybridity of various landscapes. Called by arts writer Deborah McLeod "poetry for the eyes," Iden's images can be read like text as she embraces both the surrounding ground and the language of line, form, and very subtle color, resulting in delicately nuanced work. Iden is an artist and teacher who has exhibited widely throughout Virginia and has been included in exhibitions in Canada, Chicago, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Peru, and Poland. She has been a residence fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and at Denkmalschmiede Höfgen, Germany. Her awards include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship and the Visual Arts Award from the Shenandoan Arts Council. She holds an MFA in printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. Artist lecture, Thursday, April 17, 6 pm. Combining Image and Text Workshop with Kris Iden, April 19, 9 am - Noon. Exhibition through April 19. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm; Saturday 1-5 pm.
Last Updated: 11/7/2013 3:06 PM