Garðurinn & tíminn // Kristbergur Ó. Pétursson & Oddrún Pétursdóttir 17.-27. ágúst 2023
“On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Hellisgerði, Hafnarfjörður’s public park, we siblings, Kristbergur Pétursson and Oddrún Pétursdóttir hold an art exhibition in Litla Gallerý, Strandgata 19 in Hafnarfjörður. We also want to commemorate our paternal grandmother, Guðmundína Oddrún Oddsdóttir, who lived in the park from 1950 to 1980. She lived in the small house known today as Litla Álfabúðin, or The little elf Café. We were always welcome at our grandmother’s home in Hellisgerði and we used to sit by the living room window with paper and colors and various children’s crafts while grandma baked pancakes, hummed funny verses and told stories from her childhood. The garden was wondrous and delightful in all seasons. In summer’s floral display and flocks of visitors, in the beauty of autumn colors, below the twinkling stars in the silence of winter until spring awakened new life.”
The works are all made especially for this exhibition.
KRISTBERGUR studied at The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts 1979 to 1985 and at De Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam from 1985 to 1988. He has exhibited his work in many places, both at home and abroad. His works are owned by several public museums in Iceland. He is a member of the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists and The living Art Museum. He has published books with his works and one book of poetry. He has received an Artist’s Salary four times.
ODDRÚN studied at the Akureyri School of Visual Arts 1985-’86 and The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts 1986-’90 where she graduated from the painters Department. She has held several private exhibitions of her works and participated in group exhibitions, including Torg Art Fair at Korpúlfsstaðir 2018 to 2022. Oddrún is a member of the Union of Icelandic Visual Artists.
There will be a special exhibition opening on Thursday, August 17th from 18:00-20:00 and everyone is welcome!
Strandgata 19 220 Hafnarfjörður
17.-27. ágúst 2023