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Kling & Bang Gallery opens solstice exhibition

Kling & Bang Gallery, located on Laugavegur, Reykjavík’s main shopping street, opened the exhibition “Graedari innan og utan” (“Healer inside and out”) on the summer solstice, at 6.06 pm on June 21.

“The exhibition ‘Kling & Bang – Healer inside and out’ originates in the longing to embrace the demanding space of the Kling & Bang Gallery and to meet the Gallery’s numerous ambitious exhibitions – which have been very obtrusive, untamed and even aggressive – in a mild and poetic way. The exhibition investigates the connection between light and time, sound and the human hand, space and abstractness,” as described in a Kling & Bang press release.

The exhibition the result of a cooperation between the Icelandic artists Björk Gudnadóttir and Sigrídur Dóra Jóhannsdóttir and the American artist Ryan Parteka.

Parteka’s installation is entitled “Eucrasia/Dyscrasia,” referring to an ancient Greek medical theory.

Jóhannsdóttir’s installation is the result of her discussions with Icelanders of foreign origin, who spoke to her in their native languages, which she could not understand, but incorporated the sounds into drawings. Jóhannsdóttir also exhibits a video installation of a bird’s song.

Gudnadóttir’s work, “Heidríkja” (“Clear Skies”), consists of prints on walls and porcelain sculptures.

The exhibition is open Thursdays to Sundays until July 29. Admission is free.

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