A solo exhibition by visual artist Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir “Soft Spaces” opened in Gallery Dvergur on Grundarstígur 21, Reykjavík, yesterday. In her exhibition Finnbogadóttir expresses memories through various forms of media.
“For the last few years I have often reconstructed and/or reenacted moments, stories and rituals from my own experience and environment. Through performance or objects I recall these experiences to which the viewer might relate,” the artist said in a statement.
“Lately I have been trying to recreate memories through images and texts by observing through time an environment that is loaded with personal history but focus as much on creating narratives, like in earlier works, but rather creating spaces of memories,” she added.
Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir (born 1979) holds a BA degree in visual arts from the visual art department of the Willem de Koonig Art Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She is currently studying at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam from which she will graduate with an MA next spring.
“Smooth Spaces” will be open on Friday and Saturday evenings until September 29.