Höfundur: Erin Honeycutt

Sigurður Guðjónsson at BERG Contemporary

From September 2nd to October 22nd Sigurður Guðjónsson will exhibit his first solo exhibition at BERG Contemporary. The former glass factory’s high ceilings and sonorous exhibition space is well suited to the artist’s compositions. In the darkened space, the natural light from outside plays a role in the visitor’s adjustment to the contrasting luminosity. Emerging from daylight, it takes a few minutes for the senses to adjust – an element that brings the visitor into awareness of the body’s sensual attunement to its surroundings. Once this sensory assortment has taken place, the audiovisual presence of three video projections pulls...

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Interview with Callum Innes

On view at i8 gallery from June 9th-August 6th is a solo show by the Scottish painter, Callum Innes. Born in Edinburgh in 1962, he studied at Gray’s School of Art and the Edinburgh College of Art. Erin Honeycutt sat down with him at i8 gallery the day of the opening to discuss his past and future work. I was most curious initially about Innes’ views on the placement of his work within the abstract painting tradition and the trajectory of this tradition. He explains that abstraction has always been important to him; Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko made...

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Steina’s Pergament / Bókfell

In Points of View: A Journey Through the Visual World of Iceland, six cultural institutions in Iceland collaborate in providing a journey through the nation’s visual culture. The exhibition at Safnarhúsið on Hverfisgata reflects the research of each institution and lasts for one year. On view from April 18th, 2015 to June 4th, 2016 was Steina’s video installation Pergament / Bókfell which draws parallels between the history of the written language and the aesthetics of digital code. These parallels are visualized in two installments of approximately 20 minutes of digital video manipulations. Conceived in collaboration with the Vasulka Chamber...

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