“Evoking Iceland” an exhibition by Icelandic artists Hildur Jónsson and Hjörtur Hjartarson opened in the More North Gallery in New York this week.
It includes nontraditional abstract landscape paintings, which “evoke the rich and varied scenery” of Iceland, a More North press release explains.
The methods of the two artists are very different, Hjartarson uses oil paint and heavy glazes, while Jónsson weaves her paintings on a loom.
In a new series of dyed silk weavings exhibited at More North, Jónsson chronicles an exploration of the Hekla volcano in the south of Iceland. Hjartarson’s series deals with weather and the changing seasons.
Hjartarson was born in Reykjavík in 1961, which is also where he resides and works, but Jónsson, who was also born in Reykjavík in 1963, currently lives and works in Ohio.
The exhibition runs through September 14, 2009.
Click here to learn more about the gallery and exhibition.