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Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson: On a Sea of Tranquillity
10 June–3 September
The exhibition presents new and older works where Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson intertwines the methods of weaving and painting, as well as featuring embroidery, ink drawings and watercolours. Hildur lived most of her life in Cleveland, Ohio, but she spends a part of each year in Iceland, traveling around the country and taking photographs that serve as inspiration for new work when she returns to the studio. For years, Hildur has created series based on brain scans and heavenly bodies, as well as working from the Icelandic landscape, but the hand-dyed silk threads combine in a vibrant surface that transports the viewers from their everyday surroundings. The curator of the exhibition is Aldís Arnardóttir.
Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson (b. 1963) finished a BFA from Kent State University in 1991 and an MFA from the same institution in 1995. She studied art at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1985-88 and also studied architecture at Kent State in 1983-85. Her work has been widely exhibited, for example at TANG Museum, Tibor de Nagy Gallery and at the Armory Show in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, as well as the Reykjavík Art Museum and the National Gallery of Iceland. In 2008, she was awarded the distinguished Cleveland Arts Prize at Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, and in 2015, she received recognition from The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.