Silent spring

Silent spring

Silent spring

Silent Spring

In the exhibition, Lilja Birgisdóttir, Hertta Kiiski and Katrín Elvarsdóttir invoke a tender, coaching warmth towards environments neglected and at the brink of loss. By focusing in on the beauty in the found, in the renewed, they hope to awaken an urgent appreciation for the delicate state our deteriorating world is in. Working in the face of climate change, these three artists employ the photographic medium and a sculptural, sensory focus to environments which call for a nurturing attention.

The artists work in collaboration and yet singularly, their thought-processes distinct yet subtly intertwined. Using elements of smell, sound, and physicality, the exhibition space is experienced in a fully sensory fashion, connecting us to our natural environment, colorful and alive. There, these three artists call attention to the implications of our wasteful practices.

Daría Sól Andrews

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Here you’ll find no roses growing

Here you’ll find no roses growing

Here you’ll find no roses growing

Hér vaxa engar rósir

Skúrinn var mér innblástur í þessu verki. Þessi ryðgaði, verðurbarði skúr fékk mig til að hugsa um blóm – en Skúrinn er einmitt andstæðan við blóm og fegurð. Gætu rósir vaxið inní Skúrnum? Hvernig rósir? Innsetningin er tiraun til þess að leiða ímyndunaraflið að því hvers konar plöntur gætu sprottið þar.

Katrín Elvarsdóttir

Here you’ll find no roses growing

The Shed was my inspiration for this work. This rusty, weather beaten Shed got me thinking about flowers-but the shed is exactly the opposite of flowers and beauty. Could roses grow inside the Shed: What kind of roses? This installation is an atttempt to guide the imagination concerning what kind of plants might grow there.

Katrín Elvarsdóttir

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