The exhibition “SPUNI II” (“Improvisation II”) by Kristín Elva Rögnvaldsdóttir opened in the Mosfellsbaer Art Gallery in the local library yesterday.
The artist uses mixed media in her art creation: sculptures, photographs, drawings and animation. She works with the mundane things in nature, clichés in human habitats and folklore. She has participated in a number of exhibitions in Iceland and abroad.
“Kristín Elva Rögnvaldsdóttir shows us the world from the perspective of a fly stuck in a web. She captures the everyday and insignificant end of insects with photography until their tiny bodies have dried up and stiffened,” a press release describes.
“Kristín looks at them with childish curiosity and puts pictures of them together in a careful manner. She transforms their outlines from a photograph to a painting on paper or panel. The world is black-and-white and upside-down where lifeless insects have become huge and threatening beings.”
The exhibition runs through January 29. It is open during the library’s opening hours. Admission is free and all are welcome.