12/09/2014

Japanska Kazuko Kizawa, gestalistamaður Gilfélagsins, sýnir í Deiglunni



Spectrum-Polar lights/Litróf heimskautsljóssins

Kazuko Kizawa er japönsk nútímalistakona. Hún notar ýmsa miðla í list sinni eins og innsetningar, video, ljósmyndir, listmálun og þrívídd. Gegnumgangandi þema í verkum hennar er litur og ljós. 
Í núvernadi verkum einbeitir Kazuko sér að fyrirbærum hér á Norðurlandi. Listamaðurinn hefur dvalið í gestavinnustofum SÍM, í Hafnarborg og á Akureyri. Verk hennar hafa verið sýnd í Japan, Evrópu, Norður Ameríku og í Eyjaálfu. 

Spectrum-Polar lights/Litróf heimskautsljóssins
Listamaðurinn mun sýna video-innsetningu þar sem hún sækir innblástur í liti og ljós úr nánasta umhverfi sínu á Norðurlandi.
Sýningin verður dagana 13. og 14. desember 2014 kl.13:00-16:00 í Deiglunni í Listagilinu á Akureyri

Kazuko Kizawa, listamaður nóv/des í gestavinnustofu Gilfélagsins, verður með listamannaspjall í Ketilhúsinu 9. nóv. kl. 17:00. Allir velkomnir.






10/23/2014

Listamaður októbermánaðar í gestavinnustofu Gilfélagsins er Ryo Yamauchi



Ryo Yamauchi er ljósmyndari, fædd í Japan en hefur búið í Ástralíu undanfarin ár.

Ryo verður með opna vinnustofu laugardaginn 25. okt. kl. 14:00-17:00 í gestavinnustofunni í Gilinu





Heimasíða Ryo er: http://ryoyamauchi.com 

9/10/2014

Listamaður septembermánaðar í gestavinnustofu Gilfélagsins er Guðrún Benedikta Elíasdóttir

R.Benedikta/Guðrún Benedikta Elíasdóttir útskrifaðist frá MHÍ sem myndlistarkennari með B.Ed 1987. Hefur síðan þá búið, kennt og starfað við myndlist í þremur löndum, Íslandi, Frakklandi og Lúxemborg.

Hún málar með litablöndu sem hún býr til sjálf “patine au vin” sem inniheldur m.a. hvítvín og egg. Blönduna hefur hún þróað og gert tilraunir með ýmis íblöndunarefni, m.a. eldfjallaösku og mulið grjót. Hún var bæjarlistamaður Kópavogs 1996. Hefur tekið þátt í sýningum á Íslandi, Lúxemborg, Belgíu, Noregi, Þýskalandi, Frakklandi, Englandi, Austurríki og Bandaríkjunum.
Guðrún flutti aftur til Íslands fyrir tæpum tveimur árum og hefur verið að sýna víðsvegar á Íslandi síðan, m.a. í Slúnkaríki á Ísafirði, Listasafni Hornafjarðar, Svavarssafni og á nokkrum stöðum á höfuðborgarsvæðinu. Því var rökrétt framhald að koma til Akureyrar þar sem listalífið er öflugra en víða annars staðar.

Eitt verkefnið á meðan á dvölinni stendur er að finna jarðefni á staðnum til að nota í litablönduna og mun afrakstur vinnunnar verða sýndur á málverkasýningu í Populus tremula 27.og 28.september nk.

8/26/2014

Sýning í gestavinnustofu Gilfélagsins á Akureyrarvöku!


Belgíska listakonan Karen Vermeren býður gestum og gangandi að skoða sýningu sína
"North Atlantic Ridge" (Norður Atlantshafshryggurinn) í gestavinnustofu Gilfélagsins sem staðsett er efst í Gilinu við bílaplanið.
Sýningin er opin 29. - 30. ágúst (föstud. og laugard.) kl. 14:00-17:00

8/22/2014

Listamaður ágústmánaðar í gestavinnustofu Gilfélagsins er belgíska listakonan Karen Vermeren



Karen Vermeren (°1982, Belgium) studied painting at the Sint-Lucas University College Ghent (2005). Since 2009, she has been contributing to the research platform Horizontal Drawing at St Lucas University College of Art & Design Antwerp. She showed her work in several cities in Belgium and abroad. She has done several residencies in Finland, Norway, Isola Comacina in Italy (funded by the Flemish Government) and recently at the Mayer of Munich Glass Studio in Germany.

"Karen Vermeren connects processes that, deep inside the earth, form the landscape with processes in the construction of society. The overwhelming beauty of nature stirred her interest in the geological formation of the landscape. She travels to locations above fault lines where tectonic plates clash against one another or move apart. She couples a specific landscape to a given location where she is at work. It is a representation and also an environment wherein the visitor is introduced. At the fault line between the abstract and the figurative, a special form of landscape painting art is created (...)." (Christine Vuegen)

In her current residence in the guest studio of Akureyri she is focusing on the North Atlantic Ridge. Books are used as exhibition space. Transparent pages, cut outs and doubled compositions are shaping space. They function as sequels and open up windows to the insides of the ridge and the slow process of a fault line. By turning pages the cyclic changes of the earth in time become visual. Her goal is to give the viewer different possible frames so as to make him/her aware of his/her position in relation to the landscape.

www.karenvermeren.be


7/21/2014

Anne Straarup sýnir í Populus tremula dagana 26. og 27. júlí kl. 14:00-17:00


Anne Straarup frá Danmörku er listamaður júlímánaðar í gestavinnustofunni



”Fer∂in til Akureyrar” nefni Anne sýningu sína sem haldin verðurí galleri Populus tremula 26. og 27 júlí kl. 14-17.

Anne segir um sýningu sína:
Tegningerne er lavet over oplevelser fra mine vandringsture i omegnen. Mange at motiverne genfandt jeg også i Akureyrarkirkjas glasmosaikker. Som en fin og harmonisk helhed ses lam, fisk og fugle såvel i den islandske kultur, som ude i naturen. Under mit ophold i kunstnerlejligheden Gilfélagið, har jeg nedfældet oplevelser i og omkring Akureyri, der på udstillingen fremstilles som fortællinger i en billeddagbog,.
Arkene indgår samlet som et unika bogværk, der også udstilles i København til september.
Mit ophold i kunstnerboligen i Akureyri, har været en tid til ro fordybelse. Mødet med de venlige mennesker her har endvidere gjort, at de lange sommer dage blev fyldt med mange gode fælles oplevelser.


Heimasíða Anne er: bkf.dk/anne-straarup

6/19/2014

Opin vinnustofa hjá Christu Spencer!



Þýska listakonan Christa Spencer verður með opna gestavinnustofu laugardaginn 21. júní kl. 15:00-17:00. Allir hjartanlega velkomnir.

6/10/2014

Christa Spencer sýnir í Populus tremula


Crista Spencer frá Þýskalandi er listamaður gestavinnustofunnar í maí og júní 2014



Christa Spencer myndlistamaður frá Dachau í Þýskalandi dvelur í  gestavinnstofu Gilfélagsins í maí og júní.

Christa hefur stundað myndlist frá árinu 1995 og hefur hún aðallega málað abstrakt málverk í gegnum tíðina.
 Ákveðin form hafa átt hug hennar allan og hefur túlkun hennar á þeim hafa  verið ríkjandi í verkum hennar. 
Christa opnar sýninguna “ Paperwork” í Populus Tremula um næstu helgi.  Hún sýnir verk sem hún hefur unnið á Íslandi. Verkin eru öll unnin á pappír. Litina og formin sækir hún í íslenska náttúru.

4/23/2014

Mary Zompetti sýnir í Populus tremula


Listamaður aprílmánaðar í gestavinnustofunni er Mary Zompetti frá Bandaríkjunum.




I am a visual artist working in photography and installation. I am from the United States where I live in northern Vermont. My work here in Iceland has focused around the Icelandic spar, a stone that was used by Vikings to navigate the Arctic seas. This stone allows for expanded vision through the double-refraction of light. During this time, I have traveled the area, taking photographs, video, and sound clips, while also working in the studio with a flatbed scanner, scanning and creating stills and short animations with the spar.

2/25/2014

Ósk til Akureyringa frá Matty Christensen dvelur í gestavinnustofunni í mars 2014.

Appeal to the people of Akureyri and environment.


My name is Matty Christensen. I am an artist in fine arts and I come from the Netherlands. In the month March 2014, I stay in the Artists Residence in Akureyri.
My intention is to do a photo project where I want to ask you for your cooperation.

I am looking for old 35mm foto negatives from you. These negatives I want to edit and then printed.
I etch with a needle in the negatives and paint over the image. These negatives are then printed again as a negative is printed normally.
This creates very colorful paintings on fotopaper. To you I would ask to give negatives to me. Portraits, landscapes and animals I prefer, but other pictures might bring me back to new ideas.

I ask for your cooperation because I often work in my projects with other people. That is truly inspiring because the input of another person always brings something extra new to my work and a different kind of level, more intense can be achieved.

Of course you get a photo impression from me of one of your edited negatives.

If it is within my possibilities, I would like to come and become the negatives at your home. I do not know if that works because I have no car and have to travel by bus.
Maybe you can send them by post to the address of the studio. Or you can come and bring it on Saturday, March 8 in the afternoon.

adress: Kaupvangsstræti 23
600 Akureyri

Then we can also get acquainted ...

kind regards,
Matty Christensen


2/22/2014

Isabelle Paga - Býður gesti og gangandi velkomna í vinnustofuheimsókn 22. febrúar kl. 14:00 - 16:00


Isabelle Paga, sem er í gestavinnustofu Gilfélagsins í febrúar, vinnur að nýju verkefni með áherslu á hugmyndir eins og ósýnileika og dýrun (animality).




Ef þú vilt sjá verk í vinnslu og ræða við Isabelle þá býður hún gesti velkomna á vinnustofuna í dag 22. febrúar frá kl. 14:00- 16:00.

Listamaður febrúarmánaðar í gestavinnustofunni er Isabelle Paga frá París

Isabelle Paga er frönsk listakona, fædd árið 1970 og býr og starfar í París. Isabelle notar aðallega teikningar, innsetningar og myndbönd í listsköpun sinni.

Isabelle útskrifaðist frá Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy árið 1996.

Verk hennar hafa m.a. verið sýnd í Verksmidjunni á Hjalteyri í maí 2013.

Heimasíða Isabelle er: www.isabellepaga.com

1/27/2014

Listamaður janúarmánaðar í gestavinnustofunni er Halldór Ásgeirsson.



Sjónlistamiðstöðin opnar fyrstu sýningu ársins í Listasafninu á Akureyri laugardaginn 25. janúar kl. 15. Þar sýnir Halldór Ásgeirsson ný og eldri verk sem kallast á og mynda innbyrðis tengsl. Þegar litið er yfir feril Halldórs má í fljótu bragði greina þræði sem stundum virðast sundurleitir en eru í raun einn órofinn þráður. Allir helstu grunnþættirnir í list Halldórs eru settir fram á sýningunni á nýjan og ferskan hátt; jarðeldurinn, vatnið, ljósið, vindurinn og sögurnar í teikningunum.

Kynnið ykkur nánar á heimasíðu Sjónlistamiðstöðvarinnar www.sjonlistamidstodin.is

12/16/2013

Lidwina Charpentier sýnir í Deiglunni á Akureyri 21. - 23. des.

Listakonan Lidwina Charpentier dvelur í gestavinnustofu Gilfélagsins á Akureyri í desembermánuði. Hún er fædd í Sviss, er af belgískum ættum og býr í Hollandi.


Um viðfangsefni sitt segir listakonan: “Ísland er land öfganna. Ég nota Snorra-Eddu til að túlka það í list minni. Til dæmis er fyrsta sagan um hita og kulda. Til að túlka hitann nota ég grófar teikningar sem tjá kraft hraunkvikunnar. Á hinn bóginn nota ég geómetrísk form (origami) til að túlka kaldan ísinn.”

Sýningin er opin dagana 21.-23. desember kl. 14.00-17.00.

Logg listakonunnar er: lidwinacharpentier.blogspot.com

12/13/2013

Listamaður desembermánaðar er Lidwina Charpentier


Lidwina Charpentier

1957: Born in Swiss with Belgian Nationality, and now living in The Netherlands
Art education:
Art teacher training in Tilburg, 1983
Rietveld Academy Amsterdam 1985
Art Therapy at De Wervel, Zeist 2007

I regularly exhibit in museums and galleries in the Netherlands. In 2012 I participated in an exhibition in Akureyri. Publications in several books, magazines and newspapers.
21 – 22 – 23 december  an exhibition in Deiglan.

About my art:
In my work the theme ‘visibility and invisibility’ is always present. Connecting to my day to day life. To experience this as new. Walking on the edge. My personal goal is to visualise universal truths. Rise above our own existence by asking the question ‘Who am I’. To always connect to my surroundings; people, animals, plants, rocks, as well as old myths (culture, nature, architecture). To make what that’s hidden, visible. Working in my atelier gives me a certain freedom that I can’t experience anywhere else. Perhaps that is the joy and the struggle of  creating capacity.

The reason that I am here is that I want to experience Iceland with the old myth and genesis Edda. That experience I transform to pictures. Quite an interesting adventure.

Genesis
Iceland, Iceland here I am
With the Edda as my guide I search you
Geometrically-people-the climate- seasons
Now here in the darkest of days, there is a suspicion of Ragnarock.
Every day I go out for that little bit of light.
In the meantime it is vibrating and moving with heat under your surface.
The land evaporates, heaves and sighs of old age, the glaciers cold and mute
The weather unpredictable amongst these extremes.

Lidwina charpentier 12 -12 - 2013

9/27/2013

9/26/2013

Listamaður septembermánaðar í gestavinnustofunni er Simon Rivett frá Skotlandi


I have been painting landscape for over 26 years, from my days as a student at Goldsmith’s College in London painting the declining industrial landscape of my home in Newcastle-upon Tyne, to the last nineteen years spent living in and exploring the unique rural landscape of the Outer Hebrides, islands that lie off the north-west coast of Scotland. 
Having a month in the artists’ studio in Akureyri has given me the opportunity to look at a different and stunning landscape here in northern Iceland. It always takes me time to look beyond the obvious, and to understand the depth of any landscape, to interpret its subtle moods, and to see the interactions between its different aspects. So I always begin by looking and drawing. 
It was always going to be a challenge in the timescale to find and develop finished pieces of work, so I have concentrated on making drawings and studies from field trips around the area. I like to develop new techniques, moving from abstraction to representation through every shade of imagery, at every scale, in my work. The result is a continual construction, destruction, and reconstruction, often using materials such as oil, pigment, watercolour, turpentine, wax, sand, to try and bring the experience of being in a landscape to a surface.
I am intending to show my drawings and some of the early studies that are part of that working process. These range from intimate and rapid studies to finally large developed works. Light and form, my continuing obsession, are the theme running through the work, demonstrating the ongoing struggle to record the subtlety of the instant.

8/22/2013

Zoe Chan sýnir í Populus Tremula


8/21/2013

Listamaður ágústmánaðar í gestavinnustofunni er Zoe Chan frá New York


Scaffolds, 2012


Zoe Chan, Current Artist in Residence at the Akureyri Artists Studio for the month of August, 2013.

I am an artist with a broad range of interests. These include sculpture, photography and video. These practices are both separate and converging.

In my most recent body of work I am exploring the formal aspects of image making in series or multiple. When you look at an individual image, you focus on the specific subject. When grouped together, either as a family or as a repeated image there is a shift in understanding. The specificity becomes less important, the individual narrative of the image recedes. The composition, frame, texture, shape, color become more conspicuous. The context of their presentation becomes the message.

Marshall McLuhan punned that the medium is the mass age, mess age and massage in 1964. Now we are living in an infamously information saturated era. Here in Iceland, a photographer points his camera in a direction to shoot and is then swarmed by others who then try and capture the same scene. The whole is wildly other than the sum of the parts.

I am originally from Melbourne, Australia and have been a long time resident in New York city, where I graduated from School of Visual Arts, Master of Fine Arts program in 2009.


Currently I am experimenting in the Akureyri Guest Studio with Multiples in Collage, Wall Drawing/Sculptures and Videos. Please feel free to contact me while I am here if you are interested and look out for my exhibit at Populus Tremula on August 24-25.

7/24/2013

Listamaður júlímánaðar í gestavinnustofunni er Carol Bernier frá Montréal í Kanada




Carol was born in Montréal on March 9, 1963. After initially studying art history at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), she decided to enrol in the school’s studio arts program, ultimately earning a BFA in 1988 and an MFA in 1994.

Her curiosity in respect to every form of art led her at first to Hungary, and then France, to study printmaking. Five of her prints illustrated the 2009 artist’s book Quêtes d’absolus, co-authored by Yves Bonnefoy, Pierre Boulez and Jean-Jacques Nattiez. During 2012, the artist devoted her time and energy to seeing to the redesign and renovation of the meditation room in Montréal’s Hôpital Notre-Dame, for which she has created a number of large-scale paintings. She will continue her artistic investigations in the summer of 2013 by taking up a month-long artist’s residency in Akureyri, Iceland, which will be followed by an exhibition of her work in the town’s Populus Tremula gallery.

Works by Carol Bernier have been featured in a number of solo shows at Montréal’s Galerie Simon Blais since 1995. The artist has also had solo exhibitions at Galerie Michel Guimont in Québec City (2007, 2010), as well as in Europe, notably at Galería Principal Sombrerers in Barcelona (2000), Galerie Jacques Lévy in Paris (2003, 2006), Galerie Le Sphinx in Montauban, France (1999, 2008) and Galerie La Librairie in Morges, Switzerland (2008).

In addition, Carol Bernier’s work has been on view at many art fairs and group exhibitions, including the Foire d’art contemporain in Montréal, Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo – Expoarte in Guadalajara, Mexico, Perspectiva del arte actual de Quebec in Mexico City, Québec, la belle Amérique, shown in Paris, Tournai and Brussels, New Art Barcelona, Works on Paper in New York, the Toronto International Art Fair and the Papier art fair in Montréal, as well as in numerous group shows at Galerie Simon Blais.

Her work can be found in many public, private and corporate collections, including those of Desjardins Group, Transcontinental GTC, National Bank of Canada, Loto-Québec, Gaz Métro, Cirque du Soleil, SSQ Financial Group and Institut Philippe-Pinel.

6/24/2013

Debora Alanna frá Kanada er listamaður júnímánaðar í gestavinnustofunni



Debora  AlannaHybrid: Lava & Light
Populus Tremula Gallery http://poptrem.blogspot.com/
Friday 28 June 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday 29 June 14:00 – 16:00

Artist in Residence June 2013 Akureyri Artists Studio - Gestavinnustofa Gilfélagsins á Akureyri / Gil Society

My art practice has been infiltrated by the constant light, the inscrutability of lore, Icelander’s fortitude and humour, their relations to each other and the land. I am a hybrid of ancestry deeply impacted by the depth and strength of my Icelandic roots, understanding that lava and light are Icelandic character qualities. My exhibition includes works on paper, sculpture, installation and video, each media addressing a different aspect of how I process what I have been learning while living and working in Iceland.
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My sensibilities are founded in the ephemeral world where illusive ideas are discovered. Disparate thoughts suggest possibilities I love to explore poetically. Utilizing the multidimensionality of space and time in the realm of my art practice, I challenge conventional thoughts about material use. I am dedicated to sculpture, and every media I engage has a sculptural component.
Debora graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Experimental Art. Known for her installation, sculpture, painting, photography and video work, she has held solo exhibitions in Kazakhstan, Italy, France, India, and Canada, and this month, Iceland. Group shows include: Diversity Makes Us Stronger, Victoria BC, ECCE ARTIST, Rome IT, Integrate Arts, Victoria BC, Lost LP Covers, Deluge Gallery, Victoria BC, SurrealEstate – Mobius, Boston MA, Um Livro Sobre A Morte - Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Els Colors Del Foc (The Fire of Colour) –- Exposició Collectiva de Davis Museum, Barcelona, Spain, East Side Culture Crawl, Vancouver BC, Fête Picasso - Small Art Objects, Vallauris FR., A.I.R. prends l'Air – Au Lavoire de Mougins, Mougins FR, Digital Investigations: Differential Space –-Teck Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, Urbanarium, Vancouver BC.She has attended art residencies in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Ahmedabad, India, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Vallauris, FR, Venice, IT, El Bruc, Spain., and in 2013, Akureyri, Iceland.Debora has lectured in art institutions and universities India and Kazakhstan, and art venues in Canada, Royal Roads University.  She writes art reviews for the Exhibit-v blog in Victoria, BC.

Email: embellish4art@gmail.com
Website: http://deboraalanna.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/deboraalanna
Twitter: https://twitter.com/debora_alanna
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Debora.Alanna 
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/embellish4art/



Listamaður í maí 2013 var Katherine Pichering frá Kanada




Katherine er fædd í Montreal í Quebec en býr nú í Vernon í Bresku Kólumbíu. Í málverkum sínum kannar listakonan tengsl myrkurs og abstraktsjónar við upplifun okkar á stöðum.

Listamaður aprílmánaðar var ljósmyndarinn Mark Fohl frá Ohio í Bandaríkjunum.


Lines and Angles

I enjoy photographing cities.  I can only photograph what I see, unfortunately, not what I feel or imagine.  I am attracted to form and structure, lines and angles, elements and details.  I often photograph small details; things that everybody sees, but nobody remembers.  Taking these details out of context puts an exclamation point on them.  And I look for shadows.  Shadows are often the main element in the photo, and the owner of the shadow is secondary, if visible at all.

And when I can, I look for humor: humorous situations, humorous people.  Not that they intend to be humorous, but sometimes the camera makes them that way.

Most of my exhibition work is done in film-based black and white.  I use the old process for two main reasons.  The first is that I enjoy the process itself.  Developing the film is a necessary component.  And printing the film in the darkroom is at least half the fun of the overall process.  I find the darkroom to be very therapeutic, and I spend as much time as possible there.  Second, and more importantly, good darkroom prints on fiber-based paper have an unparalleled textural quality.  The picture is in the paper, not on it.  I much prefer that to either non-fiber darkroom prints or digital prints.  I do my color work digitally, but I will continue to use the darkroom for black and white work as long as the materials are available.

I use many cameras and many camera formats.  My two primary cameras are the standard 35 mm single lens reflex and a digital single lens reflex camera.  Although I have many lenses for the 35 mm camera, most of my images are made with the “normal” 50 lens and a somewhat wide 24 mm lens.  The others are used sparingly.  In addition, I have used a medium format twin lens reflex for many years.  I don’t use it so often now because I am finding the size and the weight to be more of an issue.  I do regularly use a medium format plastic Holga camera.  Its cheap lens creates a certain special effect, and the camera can be used to reduce the subject to form and texture.  I also use a pinhole camera for the same reason.  Photography using the Holga or pinhole camera reduces the subject to form and tone; there is no detail.  Finally, I have a 35 mm and a medium format panorama cameras.  These also yield distinctive special effects.

Having said all that stuff, I really enjoyed my time in the city of Akureyri and the nearby area.  I found all the lines, angles, details, shadows and other things that are in cities.  And I want to express my thanks to all the people who made that possible.  It was a terrific experience.

Listamaður marsmánaðar var ljósmyndarinn THOMAS VAN QUAELLE frá Belgíu



Um sýningu sína skrifaði listamaðurinn:

Anthology
The themes I work on in my photographs are those of a broad spectrum. I have many interests, but the one that stands out is our obsession with ‘designing’. It is hard to see on a daily basis how we build structures in our world to form a sort of dream-like universe. I tend to look at these structures from an outsider’s point of view, through the lens, and by framing them, enlarge the building stones of the theatres that are our urban environments.
As a social landscape photographer I tend to work in series as my work uses typology as a theme.
From series made between 2011-2013 I bring a selection as an anthology to illustrate my work and the underlying concepts driving my body of work. While the individual series can be broken up, the pictures cannot stand on themselves. They are part of the whole.

2/04/2013

Listamaður í febrúar 2013 er Þóra Karlsdóttir


Þóra Karlsdóttir opnar málverkasýninguna "Back to the Roots"  í Mjólkurbúðinni í Listagilinu á Akureyri laugardaginn 9. febrúar, klukkan 15:00.


Þóra sýnir málverk sem hún vann í ágúst á síðasta ári meðan hún dvaldist í gestavinnustofunni í Listagilinu á Akureyri. Málverkin eru unnin m.a. með tækninni, image transfer, en þar notast Þóra við ljósmyndir sem faðir hennar Karl Hjaltason tók á bernskuárum hennar á Akureyri. Einnig sýnir Þóra vídeóverkið "Catcing the Spirit" sem hún vann á sama tíma.

Þóra stundar nú nám í myndlist við Evrópsku Lista Akademíuna í Trier í Þýskalandi og útskrifast í vor, en hún vinnur að lokaverkefninu um þessar mundir á Akureyri.

Þóra hélt sína fyrstu einkasýningu, ALL ABOUT RUST, í Luxembourg 2007. Einnig hefur hún sýnt víða erlendis, bæði í Luxembourg, Þýskalandi og Austurríki.
  Hún var m.a. valin til þátttöku í virtri samsýningu EVBK. Prum í Þýskalandi þrjú ár í röð, árin 2009, 2010 og 2011.

Þóra er fædd á Akureyri 1962 og ólst þar upp, en fluttist þaðan fyrir þrjátíu árum. Hún hefur búið víða erlendis síðastliðin tuttugu ár og er nú búsett í Luxembourg og þar er hún með vinnustofu í gamalli lestarstöð ásamt fleiri listamönnum.

Þóra hyggst flytja til Akureyrar aftur í vor þegar hún hefur lokið náminu og ætlar að vinna við myndlist. Í myndlistinni finnst henni mikilvægt að leita nýrra leiða og uppgötva nýjar aðferðir til tjáningar í listsköpun.

Sýning Þóru "Back to the Roots" stendur til 24.febrúar og eru allir velkomnir.
Mjólkurbúðin er opin laugardaga og sunnudaga kl. 14-17 og eftir frekara samkomulagi þess utan.

Þóra Karlsdóttir s.6914839; thorakarlsdottir@gmail.com; http://karlsdottir.com/
Mjólkurbúðin s.8957173

1/25/2013

Listamaður í janúar 2013 er Rikke Flensberg




Danish Artist Rikke Flensberg, works within the following fields of art: photography, video,
sculpture and installation.
The distinctive notion about her work is an interest for reality contra fiction and the limits in
between.

The processes in nature and the human being and the effect those have on each other are
also a very present factor looking at the imaginary not only as a utopic landscape, but also
as a dystopian paradigm. She is influenced by thoughts of the earth´s physical structure and
substance, and the processes that act on it. A mythological language is framed when visualizing
how the world is variable and changing. The changes of our subjective feelings concerning
the everyday life as human beings, can also be seen as parallel to the reflections of how
things and circumstances can suddenly change both for the better and the worse in nature.
The limits between reality and fiction, is to be seen as leaks into a parallel universe or as an
entry into the real, where the two notions are not separated but more likely one. She works
with this through Illusion, use of dimensions and perspective and reflections of elements, which
represent what is known different, both in form, material and subject.
In her Solo show at Populus Tremula, she will show a new piece. A mediative transformation of
an abstract landscape using color, reflexion, light and dark as her tools.

Rikke Flensberg is educated from Malmö Art Academy (MFA) in 2009 and is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

She is the Guest artist at Gil Society, Akureyri.

5/24/2011

HEATHER PASSMORE í Poulus Tremula 28.-29. maí



FORM LETTERS
HEATHER PASSMORE
myndlistarsýning í Populus Tremula
28. og 29. maí 2011

Laugardaginn 28. maí kl. 14:00 opnar kanadíska listakonan Heather Passmore sýninguna Form Letters í Populus Tremula.

Verkin á þessari sýningu eru unnin úr höfnunarbréfum sem Passmore hefur fengið á listferlinum og umbreytir í kraftmikil listaverk.

Listakonan er listamaður maímánaðar í gesta­vinnustofu Gilfélagsins og sýnir nú einnig verkið Knitting Mural á VeggVerk.

Sýningin verður einnig opin sunnudaginn 29. maí kl. 14:00-17:00. Aðeins þessi eina helgi.

2/10/2011















Kristina Kvalvik & Christina Leithe Hansen are the guest artist of the Gil Society in February.


Kristina Kvalvik (b.1980) is a Norwegian artist currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has studied film and fine art in Norway, Sweden and Canada, and completed her MFA from Malmö Art Academy (SE) in 2008. Kvalvik´s work deals with matters relating to surveillance, the inexplicable, and the threatening. In her video installations Kvalvik examine the limitations of sight and our ability to interpret what we see. She creates characters that take their form from the perspective of looking, rather than the position of being looked at. Her goal is to enrich the position of the subject by creating subjects in film that are whole and integral, even when they explore and expose the private space of their innermost fantasies.
Link to homepage: www.kristinakvalvik.com

Christina Leithe Hansen (b.1978) is a Norwegian artist currently based in Oslo, Norway. She has studied fine art in Norway, Sweden and Scotland, and completed her MFA from Malmö Art Academy (SE) in 2006. The basis of her work is presenting subject and categories of gender - and relations between image and cultural society. In her work with photography she uses traditions of documentary to construct and establish a fictional narration. When building up a scene in her pictures, she focus at a personal reaction and an emotional expression, leaving the actual performance minimal.
Link to homepage: www.christinaleithe.com

Our intention with a stay in Akureyri is to continue to do research and collect visual recordings to use in our practise. Looking at and inspired by our meeting with Akureyri, its environment and surroundings, this place will inspire, form and set marks in our work being made here.

Kristina Kvalvik & Christina Leithe Hansen 2011


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10/21/2010

Sonja Lotta

SONJA LOTTA
the complexity of letting go
MYNDLIST
23. og 24. otkóber 2010

Laugardaginn 23. október kl. 14:00 opnar svissneska listakonan Sonja Lotta sýninguna the complexity of letting go í Populus tremula.

Sonja Lotta, sem býr og starfar í Zurich, er listmenntuð í Bandaríkjunum og Skotlandi. Í list sinni skráir hún hversdagsleika daglegs lífs út frá óvæntum og jafnvel ærslafullum sjónarhornum. Öll verkin á sýningunni eru ný og byggja á upplifun listakonunnar af dvöl sinni á Íslandi.


Sýningin verður einnig opin sunnudaginn 24. október kl. 14:00-17:00. Aðeins þessi eina helgi.

8/10/2009

Maj Hasager; Kynning/Introduction





Maj Hasager is the guest artist of the Gil Society in August.

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My work deals with ideas of power structures, gender, identity, public space, architecture and how these are interlinked and interpreted culturally, spatially and through representation. I use research as a work method and tools taken from the tradition of documentary in order to investigate the line between fiction and reality, questioning the documentary genre’s status as depicting the truth, and how this is and can be constituted in the public.

I consider my artistic approach research based and interdisciplinary working predominantly in text, sound, video and photography. The research is carried out in several stages on a theoretical level, on an empiric level – often taking its point of departure in interviews and collecting material such as “official” documents, personal accounts photographing and as well observing patterns of a place on site. Later all these accounts will be transformed in the creative process, where focus in the investigation of the subjects chosen are to reveal things unsaid or how dislocations and feelings of dissociation, inappropriateness and even alienation can arise when one isolates or focuses on a person or system, and one tries to understand them through the filter of the outsider. Through narrative sequences one can raise questions about the people who appear in the works, and about the viewer’s / listener’s own position as well as dealing with my own position and desire as an artist, both as a part of the work and as an intended reflection of the audience.

My intention is to continue a writing process dealing with construction of history in relation to landscape during my stay in Iceland. I will use the experiences of this residency to built up narratives that reflects places and situations elsewhere from a distance. Also through showing the video work To Whom It May Concern in an Icelandic context at Gallery Populus Tremula, which takes it point of departure in the land of Palestine and Israel, to reflect how landscapes are used as political narratives and means of control - not only through the images produced, but also in terms of the interpretation of site.

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Maj Hasager


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Íslensk þýðing kemur síðar.

6/22/2009

MAJA WOLA: Introduction/kynning



Maja Wolna is the guest artist of the Gil Society in June.

"In my artistic project I would especially like to concentrate on the quest of human identity. I am particularly interested in this subject which requires us to asking a question what we understand through such concept. Where could we find identity or what influence does it have on us? Does consciousness of cultural identity make our life more understandable and stronger or is that an obstacle which restricts ourself?

I am polish and I grew up here but it does not mean that I solely identify with this culture. One source of inspiration me to contributing to the creation of the idea of my project was my journey to Central Asia in the summer 2007 where I have looked for my roots. My search has induced me to explore the idea of human identity and such concept together with my subjective artistic view will be the main goal of my research.

I work with different media and I have been mostly using graphic techniques like woodcutting, silk-screening, offsetting, poster production, painting and other media in which I can express myself in the best way. Poster art as a contrary and absurd commentator of reality with its clear and forcible means is an excellent vehicle for expressing content. That is one reason why poster art is the most familiar artistic language for me. But in my opinion the medium should not constitute the whole point of the project and that is why in my work I would like to use different media and during my research on Iceland I will not be restricted to any particular one.

During my stay I am planning to conduct interviews with citizens of Iceland, other researchers and artists too. Their own view and exchange of ideas may open new ways of my perception.

As a result of my research I anticipate producing paintings, drawings and posters through which I would like to express the main goal of my artistic statement. On the basis of meetings and conversations I am going also to produce a series of photographs and short films.

In my view Iceland will be an excellent place for my work. I trust that my stay will provide variety and be very helpful in the realization of my project and will open new avenues of my artistic exploration."

Maja Wolna

maja.wolna@wp.pl



Íslensk þýðing kemur síðar.


5/17/2009

MICHELLE OOSTERBAAN; Kynning/Introduction

Kortlagning og minni spila mikilvægt hlutverk í verkum mínum. Þessa stundina er ég að skapa stórt verk er samanstendur af teikningum og klippimyndum, skapað með blandaðri tækni og ætlað að vera á tilteknum stað. Ég blanda saman ímyndaðri frásögn við persónulega sögu sem rannsakar bæði hið formlega og sálfræðilega samband á milli línu, lita og byggingarlegs rýmis þar sem skilgreing staðarins, leiðar og persónulegar sögu blandast saman.

Teikningar mínar hafa þróast út frá því ferli að vinna með tímabundna málningu á veggi.
Í fimm ár málaði ég með latex málningu, hand blönduðum iðnaðar litum, lagði litað einangrunnar límband og gvass málningu á veggi, loft og golf í tengslum við rými herbergisins. Nú teikna ég – með bleki og lituðum blýöntun; Þetta er ferill sem að leyfir mér að tengja ímyndina við þá mynd sem að ég sé. Ég teikna merki, línur og mynstur á pappír og set saman litlar sögur er gerast innan byggingarlegs ramma.

Teikning er öll um merkjagerð. Gæði merkisins –skýrt, óskýrt, gróft, mjúkt, hlykkjótt, þungt – gefur eitthvað til kynna af því sem að ég hugsa eða upplifi jafnvel þó að engin þekkjanleg mynd verði af. Stundum geri ég þungar skarandi línur með reglustiku; öðrum stundum, þá nota ég mjúka snertingu til að ná fram, draugslegum, óskýrum áhrifum. Það gæti verið að ég noti nákvæman, beinan stíl til að lýsa flóknum útlínum af blómi eða hundi, og annarsstaðar nota ég óskýrar strokur til að skapa áhrif litrófs og sprenginga. Með tímanum munu afbakaðar skreytimyndir og þykk lög sjálfsævisögulegs myndmáls þróast. Með mismunandi sjónarhornum, breytingum í stærð, og lagskiptu myndmáli, mun ég einebeita mér að því að afhjúpa mikilvægar stundir í frásögninni. Þegar horft er á verkin í nálægð, þá afhjúpast þessar stundir á mismunandi hraða, líkt og hula rýmis í hreyfingu.

Hér er tilvitnun frá bæklingi mínum frá Nútímalistasafninu í Saint Louis…

“Ég er að leita að grunnímynd sem stendur fyrir,eða táknar stundir og stað. Ég geri mér grein fyrir því að þær eru þekkjanlegar, en ekki endilega bundnar af sömu merkingu, tengslum, eða sama heimi er ég bygg þær á…ég býð áhorfandanum að setja sína merkingu/mark á einangarapar myndir = að leggja margan mismunandi skylning í verkið – gjörningur er viðheldur andrúmslofti dulúðar og forvitni og að lokum eykur á lög möguleika sögunnar.”

Michelle Oosterbaan er gestalistamaður Gilfélagsins í Maí 2009. Hún býr og starfar í Bandaríkjunum.





Drop Off Dark Star, Amber Babes, & Bedrock
51 X 120 inches, Diptcyh, Color pencil and graphite on paper, 2008
130 X 304 cm, tafla, litablýanatar og blý á pappír, 2009




MICHELLE OOSTERBAAN Statement May 2009

Mapping and memory play important roles in my work. Right now I am making large-scale drawing and collages of mixed media composed and installed specifically to a site. On rolls of paper I blend imagined narratives with personal history to explore both the formal and psychological relationships between line, color, and architectural space in which definitions of place, passage, and personal journey are united.

My drawings have evolved from the process of working on temporary paintings on walls. For five years I painted with latex paint, hand mixed industrial colors, applied adhesive colored tape, and gouache paintings to walls, ceilings, and floors in response to a rooms’ space. Now I am drawing –with ink and color pencil; Its process allows me to link what I imagine with what I see. On tall sheets of paper, I draw with marks and lines and patterns to compose pockets of stories set within architectural frameworks.

Drawing is all about mark-making. The quality of a mark—clear, blurry, rough, smooth, sinuous, bulky—communicates something of what I am thinking and feeling even when no recognizable image emerges. At times I make heavy, overlapping lines with a ruler; at others, I employ a soft touch to achieve a smoky, ephemeral effect. I may use a precise, linear style to describe the intricate contours of a flower or a dog, and elsewhere use blurry streaks to create starburst and spectrum effects. Over time, vignettes of linear abstraction and densely layered autobiographical imagery develop. With multiple perspectives, shifts in scale, and layered imagery, I concentrate on revealing the critical moments of the narrative. Viewed at a close range, these moments unfold at different speeds like veils of space in flux.

Here’s a quote from my brochure from the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis…

“I am searching for primary images to represent, or symbolize moments and places. I realize they are recognizable, yet not necessarily tied to the same meanings, associations, or the same world from which I construct them…I invite the viewer to put his / her meaning / imprint on the isolated images == to apply multiple interpretations of the work – an act that maintains a sense of mystery and curiosity and in the end increases the layers of the story’s potential.”



Grayin.
Stærð breytanleg, Gouache á pappír, fundin pappír, 2009
Dimensions Variable, Gouache on Paper, Found paper, 2009

4/30/2009

RORY MIDDLETON; Sýning/Exhibition



Síðastlegin laugardag, 25. apríl, opnaði gestalistamður Gilfélagsins, Rory Middleton, sýninguna "The Fourth wall, Searching for Hjedna". Sýningin var aðeins opin þessa einu helgi.



Last Saturday, 25th April, the guest artist of the Gil Society, Rory Middleton, opened his exhibition "The Fourth wall, Searching for Hjedna". The exhibition was open for that weekend only.

4/23/2009

RORY MIDDLETON; Opnun í Deiglunni / Opening In Deiglan

Laugardaginn 25. apríl mun gestalistamaður Gilfélagsins í apríl, Rory Middleton, opna sýningu sína "The Fourth Wall, Searching for Hjedna" í Deiglunni, Kaupvangsstræti 23, Akureyri. Sýningin opnar kl. 14:00 og verður hún opin þessa einu helgi, laugardag og sunnudag 14:00 - 17:00.

Rory Middleton vinnur aðallega með kvikmyndir, arkítektúr og landslag. Hann skapar innsetningar, skúlptúra og vídeo og notar reyk, lykt og hljóð til að skapa umhverfi er áhorfandin getur gengið inn í.



This coming Saturday, 25th April, Rory Middleton, the guestartist of the Gil Society in April, will open his exhibition "The Fourth Wall, Searching for Hjedna" in Deiglan, Kaupvangsstræti 23, Akureyri. The exhibition will be open for this weekend only, Saturday and Sunday from 14:00 to 17:00 both days.

4/14/2009

RORY MIDDLETON; Introduction/Kynning



Þau verk er Rory Middleton skapar láta sig varða kvikmyndir, Arkítektúr og landslag.
Hann skapar innsetningar, skúlptúra og vídeo og notar reyk, lykt og hljóð til að skapa umhverfi sem áhorfandinn getur gengið inn í.
Með því að blanda saman nútímalegum og hefðbundnum aðferðum reynir hann að byggja upp dulúð í kringum verk hans, með því að skapa andrúmsloft kvikmynda með því að nota aðferðir kvikmynda.

Nú, þegar á Akureyri, hefur hann verið að taka upp ,,Seraching for Hjedna", vegamynd þar sem íslenskt landslag er bæði karakter og umgjörð, þar sem leikarar, listamenn og áhorfendur munu týna sér, og vona að þau munu finna hvað Hjedna er.

Rory Middleton býr og starfar í Edinburgh og útskrifaðist með MFA frá Glasgow School of Art árið 2006 og með BA frá Falmouth School of Art 2002.



Rory Middleton’s work is concerned with cinema, architecture and landscape.
He makes installations, sculpture and video and uses smoke, smell and sound to create environments into which the viewer can enter.
By combining modern and traditional techniques he aims to construct mystery and ambiguity within his work, creating cinematic space through means of cinematic devices.

Whilst in Akureyri he has been shooting ‘Searching for Hjedna’ a road movie where the Icelandic Landscape is both Character and Set, where the actor, artist and audience find themselves lost, hoping to find what is Hjedna.

Rory Middleton lives and works in Edinburgh and Graduated with an MFA from Glasgow School of Art 2006 and BA from Falmouth School of Art 2002.

3/12/2009

KRISTIN DEMCHUK; Fyrirlestur/lecture



Síðastlegin miðvikudag, þann 11. mars, var gestalistamaður gilfélagsins, Kristin Demchuck, með fyrirlestur fyrir nemendur og kennara Myndlistaskólans á Akureyri.

Kristin er frá Kanada, útskrifuð með MFA gráðu frá Háskólanum í Guelph, Kanada.


Last Wednesday, 11th March, the guest artist of the Gil Society, Kristin Demchuck, had a lecture in the Akureyri School of Visual arts for students and teachers.

Kristin Demchuk is from Canada, graduated with a MFA from the University of Guelph, Canada.