D16 Katrín Elvarsdóttir

25 February - 11 April 2010


Katrín has been using camera as her main tool to communicate her artistic viewpoints. The moments she captures are timeless not in the sense of a classic moment or a precious memory that syncs in our everyday comprehension of things the images she presents are more about a passing when our eyes glance over something casually, a journey between a nondescript neighborhood between two destinations, a state before one of our emotions come into full bloom.

Yet her images are straight forward and clear, and she photographs objects we have names for. Instead of telling a story of the obvious, the narrative elements in Katrín’s photographs are hidden, or evasive, though not incomplete like having a missing piece to a puzzle.

For D16, Katrín has selected photo images of caravans, shrubs, trees, buildings, or lanes, and she calls the exhibition Nowhere Land (Hvergiland).

Katrín Elvarsdóttir (b. 1964) graduated from Art Institute of Boston in 1993 with a BFA. She also studied photography at Brevard Community College in 1990, and earned a BA in French from the University of Iceland in 1988.

Curator Yean Fee Quay.


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Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Nowhere Land, 2009

Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Nowhere Land, 2009


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