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Another Space / Eygló Harðardóttir

Artist talk
18.10.2018 at 20:00
Eygló Harðardóttir and Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir

On the occasion of Another Space, an exhibition by Eygló Harðardóttir, The Living Art Museum warmly welcomes you to an artist talk with Eygló and Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir. The event starts at 20:00 Thursday the 18th of October at The Marshall House. The talk will take place in English and be open to everyone.

Another Space / Eygló Harðardóttir

Artist talk
18.10.2018 at 20:00

Eygló Harðardóttir and Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir
 

On the occasion of Another Space, an exhibition by Eygló Harðardóttir, The Living Art Museum warmly welcomes you to an artist talk with Eygló and Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir. The event starts at 20:00 Thursday the 18th of October at The Marshall House. The talk will take place in English and be open to everyone.

 

Works by Eygló Harðardóttir gather together in Another Space, like crystals in constant growth, like reactive moments to material that has accumulated in process with the artist. Some works assist in displacing the space they occupy by implying an alternate to it. Others ground it, fasten it and make us aware of it. They weightlessly balance upon colour, content and a trust in found unaltered components. They assemble with a sense of impermanence and build new space.

For Eygló, works happen as an intuitive approach to the material, with no planned or perceived endpoint in sight, but rather a way of marking moments on surfaces. She explores the edges of the material, their structure, potential, discards and employs the opportunity to shift them. It is often more than not that the remnants of a long conversation with the material becomes the work we view in the end. In that process, and here in the exhibition, the material is stretched out, suspended, adjusted and re-arranged. 

 
Eygló Harðardóttir (b. 1964, Reykjavík) works in both two and three-dimensional in the form of abstract paper sculpture, installation and bookwork. Materials such as paper; found, made, or sourced, coloured remains, plastic, wood, graphite and glass are the origin of the idea and the key to exploring the potential of the medium.

Eygló studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in Reykjavík (1983-87), the Academy of Art & Design / Fine Art, Enschede, Holland (1987-90), and completed an MA in Arts Education from Iceland Academy of the Arts (2014). She has exhibited nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions including: Harbinger (2015), The Living Art Museum (1994, 1998 and 2002); Reykjavik Art Museum, Asmundarsafn, (2003); and ASI Art Museum (2007 and 2013). Her work is held in the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, RUV, The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and Kultuurikauppila, Ii, Finland. Since 2015 Eygló has worked within the frame of the bookwork. Most recently Eygló spent time in WSW Residency in Upstate New York, where she performed a number of material and colour experiments in the print shop and printed the bookwork Annað rými / Another Space.

Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir is a philosopher and associate professor at Iceland University of the Arts. She specializes in environmental philosophy and her research interests include environmental aesthetics, environmental ethics, phenomenology, sensuous knowledge, embodiment, perception, landscape, interdisciplinary practices and participatory practices.

 


Opnunartímar 

Nýlistasafnið, Grandagarður 20 (Marshallhúsið), 101 Reykjavík 

Opið þriðjudaga til sunnudaga  frá kl. 12 – 18

fimmtudaga  frá kl. 12 – 21

Nýlistasafnið, Breiðholti

Opið eftir samkomulagi

Aðgangur er ókeypis

www.nylo.is

Opening hours

The Living Art Museum, 101 Marshall house

Open Tuesday – Sunday from 12 – 18

Thursday 12 – 21

The Living Art Museum, 111 Breiðholt

Open by appointment

Admission is free

www.nylo.is

Works by Eygló Harðardóttir gather together in Another Space, like crystals in constant growth, like reactive moments to material that has accumulated in process with the artist. Some works assist in displacing the space they occupy by implying an alternate to it. Others ground it, fasten it and make us aware of it. They weightlessly balance upon colour, content and a trust in found unaltered components. They assemble with a sense of impermanence and build new space.

For Eygló, works happen as an intuitive approach to the material, with no planned or perceived endpoint in sight, but rather a way of marking moments on surfaces. She explores the edges of the material, their structure, potential, discards and employs the opportunity to shift them. It is often more than not that the remnants of a long conversation with the material becomes the work we view in the end. In that process, and here in the exhibition, the material is stretched out, suspended, adjusted and re-arranged.

Eygló Harðardóttir (b. 1964, Reykjavík) works in both two and three-dimensional in the form of abstract paper sculpture, installation and bookwork. Materials such as paper; found, made, or sourced, coloured remains, plastic, wood, graphite and glass are the origin of the idea and the key to exploring the potential of the medium.
Eygló studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in Reykjavík (1983-87), the Academy of Art & Design / Fine Art, Enschede, Holland (1987-90), and completed an MA in Arts Education from Iceland Academy of the Arts (2014). She has exhibited nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions including: Harbinger (2015), The Living Art Museum (1994, 1998 and 2002); Reykjavik Art Museum, Asmundarsafn, (2003); and ASI Art Museum (2007 and 2013). Her work is held in the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, RUV, The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and Kultuurikauppila, Ii, Finland. Since 2015 Eygló has worked within the frame of the bookwork. Most recently Eygló spent time in WSW Residency in Upstate New York, where she performed a number of material and colour experiments in the print shop and printed the bookwork Annað rými / Another Space.

Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir is a philosopher and associate professor at Iceland University of the Arts. She specializes in environmental philosophy and her research interests include environmental aesthetics, environmental ethics, phenomenology, sensuous knowledge, embodiment, perception, landscape, interdisciplinary practices and participatory practices.

Opnunartímar

Nýlistasafnið, Grandagarður 20 (Marshallhúsið), 101 Reykjavík

Opið þriðjudaga til sunnudaga frá kl. 12 – 18

fimmtudaga frá kl. 12 – 21

Nýlistasafnið, Breiðholti

Opið eftir samkomulagi

Aðgangur er ókeypis

www.nylo.is

Opening hours

The Living Art Museum, 101 Marshall hous

Open Tuesday – Sunday from 12 – 18

Thursday 12 – 21

The Living Art Museum, 111 Breiðholt

Open by appointment

Admission is free

www.nylo.is