Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir Exhibition

Luise Ross Gallery

poster for Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir Exhibition

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Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir has long concentrated on the presentation of nature in her paintings, sculptures, prints and video art. The mountains of Iceland provide her with endless variations and in recent years she has charted the ever-changing patterns that appear on their sheer sides as the weather shifts and shapes drifts of snow along crags and gullies. The receding snows of spring, in particular, inscribe fascinating shapes on the mountainsides, a kind of organic writing produced entirely by natural forces. Recording these patterns, Guðrún transfers them onto her canvases and prints where they take on not only a permanent form but also new layers of meaning as formal studies of our perception of shapes and backgrounds. The shift from nature to art also shifts the sense. By isolating parts of the whole and reproducing them in artworks – literally framing them anew – Guðrún raises questions about the relationship of art and nature and about the way we read our environment. The viewer becomes conscious of the act of reading and the choices we make when we produce or enjoy artworks in the context that we have marked out for them, the gallery or museum, for example. In the present exhibition, Guðrún makes her point succinctly, exposing the process by literally shifting the artwork from its context to show the relationship of part and whole and demonstrate the change she effects in her work.



from June 10, 2010 to July 30, 2010

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