Eygló Harðardóttir

Another Space

06.09.2018, 5pm

On view:
06.09. – 28.10.2018

Works by Eygló Harðardóttir gather together in Another Space, like crystals in constant growth, like reactive moments to material that has accumulated in process with the artist. Some works assist in displacing the space they occupy by implying an alternate to it. Others ground it, fasten it and make us aware of it. They weightlessly balance upon colour, content and a trust in found unaltered components. They assemble with a sense of impermanence and build new space.

For Eygló, works happen as an intuitive approach to the material, with no planned or perceived endpoint in sight, but rather a way of marking moments on surfaces. She explores the edges of the material, their structure, potential, discards and employs the opportunity to shift them. It is often more than not that the remnants of a long conversation with the material becomes the work we view in the end. In that process, and here in the exhibition, the material is stretched out, suspended, adjusted and re-arranged.

Eygló Harðardóttir (b. 1964, Reykjavík) works in both two and three-dimensional in the form of abstract paper sculpture, installation and bookwork. Materials such as paper; found, made, or sourced, coloured remains, plastic, wood, graphite and glass are the origin of the idea and the key to exploring the potential of the medium.

Eygló studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in Reykjavík (1983-87), the Academy of Art & Design / Fine Art, Enschede, Holland (1987-90), and completed an MA in Arts Education from Iceland Academy of the Arts (2014). She has exhibited nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions including: Harbinger (2015), The Living Art Museum (1994, 1998 and 2002); Reykjavik Art Museum, Asmundarsafn, (2003); and ASI Art Museum (2007 and 2013). Her work is held in the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, RUV, The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and Kultuurikauppila, Ii, Finland. Since 2015 Eygló has worked within the frame of the bookwork. Most recently Eygló spent time in WSW Residency in Upstate New York, where she performed a number of material and colour experiments in the print shop and printed the bookwork Annað rými / Another Space.