The exhibition “Thad var talid ad augun framleiddu ljós” (“It was believed that the eyes produced light”) by Marta María Jónsdóttir opens today at 2 pm in the Mosfellsbaer Exhibition Hall, in a neighboring town of Reykjavík.
Jónsdóttir studied visual art and animation in Iceland and the UK, graduating from Goldsmiths College in 2000. Her works border on being drawings and paintings. She works with acrylic on canvas and paper and creates certain forms and shapes that are repeated and mixed with “floating colors,” a press release describes.
The artist has exhibited her work in various galleries in Iceland, and she has also participated in exhibitions in New York and Germany. In Germany, Jónsdóttir had a studio and the artwork on display in Mosfellsbaer is the result of her stay.
Jónsdóttir has also cooperated with artists from other genres, most recently with singer-songwriter Elíza Newman, for whom she made a music video in collaboration with Kristín Elva Rögnvaldsdóttir.
The Exhibition Hall is located in the Mosfellsbaer Library on Thverholt 2. The exhibition runs through January 16, 2010. Admission is free.
In other art-related news, Emma Hreidarsdóttir’s first solo exhibition, “Kvedja verdur öskur” (“A greeting becomes a scream”), opens in Gallerí Tukt in Hitt Húsid Youth Culture Center on Pósthússtraeti 3-5 in Reykjavík today at 4:30 pm. It runs through December 31.