i8 Gallery Exhibition
Seascape – Ragna Róbertsdóttir
Ragna’s latest works are characterized by ambiguities of time and place. The work consists of natural materials gathered from the sea, including shells from Arnarfjörður in the remote West Fjords. There the artist has been collecting shells and has been drawn by the cycle that occurs as shellfish grow, develop their own unique form, and then decay into the homogeneity of the gravel and yellow sands that are characteristic of the fjord’s beaches.
Ragna’s collection and classification of shells has taken place over many years, and their display here has been executed with patience and meticulous attention—all for the brief moment of the exhibition.
Ragna also uses sea salt, both in its raw state—as in one of her geometric wall installations—but also in pieces based upon the random crystallizations that occur through evaporation of water.
On display until March 9.