Listasafn Islands

Invitation: Katrín Elvarsdóttir – Neverland, Hafnarhús, Thursday 25 February at 5 p.m.

Welcome to the opening of Katrín Elvarsdóttir‘s exhibition, Neverland, which is the 16th exhibition in the D-Gallery project of Reykjavik Art Museum.

In a text written for the exhibition Sigrún Sigurðardóttir states:
„In recent years Katrín Elvarsdóttir has drawn her viewers into a world where fiction and reality are confluent. She uses the photograph as a means to create an imaginary world that springs from reality itself, thus bringing out an alien quality in surroundings normally seen as commonplace.

Katrín Elvarsdóttir received her B.F.A. degree from the Art Institute of Boston in 1993 and has since exhibited widely in the United States and Europe as well as in Iceland. In Neverland, Elvarsdóttir invites us to step into a reality that grows directly out of her past exhibitions Without a Trace, Of This World, and Equivocal; here again, as in those exhibitions, the viewer takes part in shaping the content of the reality that Elvarsdóttir has created. We are standing in a world sprung from actual reality, a world that exists nowhere and yet has come into being out of palpable material. We are standing in a reality that comes into being when imagination meets what the eye perceives.“ Curated by Yean Fee Quay.

Artist's talk Sunday 7 March at 3 p.m.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 02.19.2015