In the heart of Reykjavík, you can find the big and beautiful gallery ART67. The gallery is a co-op gallery in one of the most magnificent locations on the city’s main shopping street Laugavegur. ART67 is run by fifteen Icelandic women, 11 painters and 4 clay and glass artists, and each artist gets their own space to breathe. If you buy an artwork for 65.000ISK or more, you get free shipping, no matter where you are in the world.
Birna Smith, who founded the gallery together with the ceramic artist Kristín Guðmundsdóttir, said that in 2009, they had saved a lonely and abandoned house in the middle of the financial crisis. “We clad it with beautiful works of art by talented artists. 12 years later, we have now moved to one of Reykjavík’s most magnificent shopping locations,” she said.
When you enter gallery Art67, one of the artists will happily welcome you. Birna said that she makes sure that there is a good spirit in the gallery and a great driving force. “Passion, positivity and gratitude is what carried us through two difficult recessions in Iceland since we opened the gallery.”
Every month a new guest artist opens an exhibition, but the gallery rents out one wall for a month at a time. October’s guest artist is Marta Ryba. She is a self-educated artist who has lived in Iceland for the past six years. She is a realistic painter, emphasising details, lights, and shadows. Her exhibition is called Interstellar Restlessness and features familiar faces from movies in a surreal vacuum.
November’s guest artist is the glass artist Selma Hannesdóttir.
The fifteen artists who maintain the Art67 gallery are Birna Smith, Gréta Erlendsdóttir, Fríða Rögnvaldsdóttir, Hólmfríður Vídalín Arngrímsdóttir, Guðrún Hrund Sigurðardóttir, Kristín Guðmundsdóttir, Vigdís Bjarnadóttir, María Manda, Magnea Lynn Fisher “Sissý”, Fríða Freyja, Hafdís Brands, Jóhanna Hreinsdóttir, Jóhanna Hreinsdóttir Katrín Gísladóttir Sedlacek, Margrét Hafdís Hauksdóttir and Yvonne Kristi Nielson.
The artists are as diverse as there are many. As mentioned earlier, 11 painters and four clay and glass artists run the gallery. There is great diversity within the group. You can find everything from landscape and abstract paintings to 3D works, whether they are on canvas or made of clay or glass.
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