A new photographic exhibition with six accomplished artists, one American and five Icelanders, opens at the Lost Horse Gallery in Reykjavík tonight. Participating artists are Björn Árnason, Fridrik Örn, Gudmundur Óli Pálmason, Gudmundur Rúnar Gudmundsson, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson and American Julia Staples.
By Julia Staples.
Árnason takes carefully composed photographs of the details around our world in Reykjavík. He has a very minimal aesthetic and because of this, his photographs are marked by a rather painterly quality.
Pálmason will be showing portraits from Iceland. His photographs have been described as stills from a rediscovered black-and-white movie, maintaining an eerie element of melancholy.
By Ingvar H. Ragnarsson.
Gudmundsson is an accomplished editorial photographer. He shoots details of the landscape in black and white and juxtaposes it against a color image of the same photograph.
Ragnarsson is a visual artist and photographer. He will be exhibiting a selection from a series called “Waiting,” which deals with the city’s planning and development in Reykjavík and surrounding suburbs.
Staples is from New York. She lives permanently in Iceland and is currently sponsored by the American Scandinavian Foundation to work on a project about the growth of the suburbs around Reykjavík. Her photographs are presented in series, focusing on details from the proliferation of newly built luxury housing.
The show runs through September 29.