A Farmer’s day Fest at the Reykjanes Art Museum

A Farmer's Day Fest - works by Aðalheiður Eysteinsdóttir

Icelandic artist Aðalheiður Eysteinsdóttir will open the exhibition A Farmer’s day Fest at the Reykjanes Art Museum on Friday, January 20th. The exhibition is a part of the series Réttadagar, which consists of 50 exhibitions in five years. This is the 34th exhibition in the series.

Aðalheiður is well known in Iceland and Europe for her wood sculptures. Her work includes sculptures and bas-reliefs made of wood. She assembles the elements to create people, birds and farm animals. Though the materials used are often pieces of rough wood and off-cuts, the works have a delicacy of form and line and a warm and nuanced presence. The artist manages to make what some people would call rubbish come to life and charm the viewer. Her works have been on display at Gallery xie xie in China, the Nordic Museum in Seattle, Galleri de Aanschouw in Rotterdam and Akureyri Art Museum in Iceland.

The exhibition is open on weekdays from 12 am to 5 pm and on weekends from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Photos by Arnar Ómarsson

Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson is the manager of Húsavík Hotels and co-founder of bookiceland.co.uk. He has worked as a journalist at Fréttablaðið newspaper in Reykjavík and at the Parliament of Iceland, as an assistant to MP for North East Constituency.

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