An exhibition of the work of visual artist Sari Maarit Cedergren opened in the Artótek gallery in the Reykjavík City Library this week. Cedergren is Finnish-born but was raised in Sweden where she studied art. In 1986 she moved to Iceland and has lived here since.
“Enginn skyldi hafa tvaer tungur í einu höfdi” (“No one should have two tongues in one head.”)
Icelandic weather has proven an inspiration to Cedergren. Low reliefs from concrete and plaster reflect the versatility of the Icelandic weather, a press release describes.
In Cedergren’s art creation light and shadow is important and a slight change in lighting can change the viewer’s experience of it completely.
“I have worked on the subject weather, which impacts society as a whole in addition to influencing the interaction between people and life,” Cedergren said.
“Following that work I began to reflect on Icelandic proverbs, which have a strong reference in the social and political situation of today,” she explained.
The exhibition runs until the end of January, 2010. The gallery is open Mondays to Thursdays from 10 am to 7 pm, Fridays from 11 am to 7 pm and on weekends from 1 pm to 5 pm. All are welcome.