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Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir: Resonance
17 February–4 March
In Ingunn Fjóla´s exhibition Resonance, she explores the boundaries between painting and weaving, as the works become a meditation and an attempt to capture the unstable state of color.
Colors appear in different ways in the works and influence each other. Pigments are either woven into the material or painted upon surfaces on the side and edges of the frame. Swathes of color are projected from the frame onto the wall behind and register in different ways depending on the lighting conditions and interaction with other colors. The works in the exhibition evoke an individual and unique sensory experience for the viewer.
Ingunn Fjóla ponders how we perceive a work of art – is it the object itself or the experience of it which we perceive? Is color tangible or intangible – can it be touched? In a scientific context, colors are light waves of different wavelengths. We see colors due to properties of matter that emit waves which our eyes and brains perceive. But what meaning do we find and perceive within colors? The symbolic meaning of colors can change according to context, cultures and periods. For example, the color red can represent feelings of love or anger, or simply a stopping point, depending on the context in which it appears. Colors are relative, and we all find our own meaning in colors based on individual experience and perception.
Ingunn Fjóla (b. 1976) graduated with an M.A. degree in Fine Art from the Iceland University of the Arts in the spring of 2017. She graduated with a B.A. degree in Fine Art from the same university in 2007, and had previously completed a B.A. degree in art history from the University of Aarhus. Ingunn Fjóla’s works have been shown in many museums and galleries. These include solo exhibitions in Hafnarborg and the Cuxhavener Kunstverein, participation in the international Prague Biennale, as well as a number of group exhibitions in Iceland and abroad. During her career, Ingunn Fjóla has received various grants and recognitions.