The exhibitions ‘Glass Sculptures’ by Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir, featuring figurative sculptures of vegetative origins, and ‘Endurance’ by Jón Henrysson, “an ode to the slaves of daily life practice,” opened at the ASÍ Art Museum in Reykjavík last weekend.
According to a press release, parts of the sculptures at Thorgeirsdóttir’s exhibition were made in cooperation with the workshop at The Glass Museum, Tacoma, USA.
Among the sculptures are new species created by the artist called: Glitrur, Órur, Hygglur, Traekur and Elftistör. Thorgeirsdóttir will give a talk at the museum on Sunday, March 27 at 3 pm.
Henrysson’s exhibition was for the most part created at the same time as ‘Knights of Happiness’, a series of paintings exhibited at the group exhibition ‘Coloursynthesis’ at Reykjavík Art Museum in 2010.
“We originate from the ruthless nature. With increasing culture we built sheds and later on huge blocks of concrete. In Iceland we cover our homes with ‘Tholplast’ (Endurance Plastic), its function is to protect homes against all kind of humidity, dirt and tears of life. We also build protective fences all around the houses. Ensuring that everything is well isolated against the bitter winds of life,” the artist says in description of his work.
Both exhibitions will run until April 3. The museum is open every day except Mondays from 1 pm to 5 pm and the entrance is free.