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Sean Kelly and i8 Galleries Present New Openings

The i8 Gallery in Reykjavík and Sean Kelly Gallery in New York announced two new exhibitions this week, featuring Anthony McCall and Finnbogi Pétursson, held simultaneously in Iceland and the US.

“Doubling Back” (2003) by Anthony McCall.

The opening in Reykjavík took place on Friday, June 19, while the opening in New York will take place on Thursday, June 25, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Sean Kelly Gallery. Both artists will be present at the upcoming opening in New York.

Anthony McCall will present his artwork “Doubling Back” from 2003. This projected light piece stretches from the floor almost to the ceiling and, over a period of 45 minutes, two intersecting curved lines create planes in space that gradually move toward and away from each other.

The installation examines drawing, volume, space and time, as well as how viewers engage with the physical realms of an artwork and each other, as explained in an i8 Gallery press release.

At i8 Gallery, McCall will present a group of early works from the 1970s, including performance scores, films, installation drawings and photographs.

Finnbogi Pétursson will present new installations in the lower exhibition space at i8 Gallery. Engraved into the gallery wall, an actual sound recording from an Icelandic glacier materializes as a “sound-image.”

Another site-specific work consists of a small-scale water installation where the conjunction of light, water and rhythm create an interplay of shadows and sound caused by the passage of time.

The exhibitions run through July 31.

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