Vanished summer Katrín Elvarsdóttir
Today 8th November 2013 Crymogea editor releases a book about Katrín Elvarsdóttir’s work Vanished Summer.
Katrín Elvarsdóttir (b. 1964) received a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1993. Among her many solo exhibitions are Vanished Summer, ASI Art Museum, Iceland, 2013; Nowhereland, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, 2010; Equivocal, Gallery Ágúst, 2010; Without a Trace, National Museum of Iceland, 2007; and Revenants, Seventh & Second Gallery, New York, 2003. Her work has also been shown in numerous group exhibitions around the world, including Germany, France, Finland, Sweden and Russia.
The series Vanished Summer is inspired by Gyrðir Elíasson’s texts on solitude and isolation that oscilate between the logical and the fantastic and explore the relationship between man and his surroundings. Elvarsdóttir ́s works reflect Gyrðiŕs world and, as in his works, the topic is interplay of man and nature. The book holds photographs of Trailers in summer and winter, inscrutable pictures of nature and of unoccupied houses where man-made environment creates a a frame for the imagination of the spectator. The book is published in relation to Elvarsdóttir’s exhibition Vanished Summer at the ASÍ Art Museum in Reykjavík.
Text by: Harpa Árnadóttir, English translation: Sarah Brownsberger, Designed by: Ármann Agnarsson
Other books on Elvarsdóttir are Revenants / Proximal Dimension that was published by 12 Tónar in 2005 (co-authored by M. Hemstock) and her monograph Equivocal, published in 2011 by Crymogea. In 2007 Elvarsdóttir was nominated for The Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association’s Honorary Award. Elvarsdóttir’s works can be found in numerous private and public collections.
For further enquiries and orders for Vanished Summer please contact the publisher.