Finnbogi Pétursson / Infra-Supra
Infra-Supra in Western Gallery is Finnbogi Pétursson’s first exhibition in the northwest United States.
January 16 – March 16
About the exhibition
Finnbogi Pétursson uses sound waves to create patterns of intersecting ripples on the surface of a large pool of water. With the aid of strategically placed lighting, the pulsing wave patterns are projected onto a wall in the form of animated dance of shadows. Pétursson refers to his poetic visualizations of sound as “drawings,” emphasizing the otherwise undetectable patterns of lines that his installations render observable.
About Finnbogi Pétursson
Since completing his education at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, the Netherland in 1985, Pétursson has had one-person exhibitions in Austria, China, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. He represented Iceland at the 2001 Venice Biennale and was recognized with a prestigious Carnegie Art Award in 2006. His work has also been included in the 4th International Istanbul Biennial, the 14th Marrakech Biennale and other major international group exhibitions.
Gallery hours and directions
The Western Gallery is free and open to all Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Closed during university breaks and holidays.
Opening reception with the artist Wednesday, January 16 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Free parking for the reception in lot 17G behind the Ross Engineering Building on the east side of campus.
For more information: https://westerngallery.wwu.edu/finnbogi-p%C3%A9tursson-infra-supra-2019