This Saturday and Sunday are the last days of the exhibition “Happy Days” by Gudrún Vera Hjartardóttir in Gallery Turpentine in Reykjavík. The artist approaches human desires and temptation in her work.
Sculptures with mixed technique are on display, which demonstrate how lies, greed and excessive consumption are meant to fill a void. Hjartardóttir borrows the title of her exhibition from Samuel Becket’s eponymous play.
Hjartardóttir’s last exhibition in Iceland was entitled “Welcome to the Human World” and was on display in Reykjavík Art Gallery – Hafnarhús in late 2005. With her work the artist interpreted the birth of man and his first steps in forgetfulness after being evicted from Paradise.