Group exhibition ‘Precipice’ at Deiglan, Akureyri, Iceland, curated by Dana Hargrove
14:00 – 17:00, May 13th & 14th, 2017
Deiglan, Listagil / Art Street, Kaupvangsstræti 23, Akureyri, Iceland
Artists Dana Hargrove, Dawn Roe and Rachel Simmons and geographer Lee Lines announce a group exhibition titled:
The USA-based artists and collaborators of the group exhibition Precipice have created an exhibition that uses the Icelandic landscape as a vehicle, or jumping off point (precipice) to prompt thoughtful deliberation on universal concerns. Each artist has allowed Iceland’s landscape to infiltrate into the content of their art practice while conducting fieldwork or participating in Icelandic artist residencies. The works, of varying mediums and theoretical approach, promote multi-faceted interpretations, yet often cross paths in areas concerning memory, perception, representation, consumerism, climate change, and sustainability.
The installation format, including the use of wall text, encourages broader conversation regarding our perceptions of landscape as a natural, cultural, and politicized entity. The artists wish to serve as alt rogue ambassadors (#altgov) for the USA, among the many in opposition to the current Trump administration’s attack on science and intellectualism, which unless resisted could very well jeopardize life on this beautiful planet.
- Dana Hargrove, Professor of Art
- Dawn Roe, Associate Professor of Art
- Rachel Simmons, Professor of Art
- Dr. Lee Lines, Professor of Environmental Studies
- Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, USA.
The exhibition will be on view Saturday May 13th 14:00 – 17:00 and May 14th 14:00-17:00, 2017 with an opening reception on the Saturday 14:00 -17:00pm
Deiglan, Listagil / Art Street, Kaupvangsstræti 23, Akureyri, Iceland.
Both the opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
This exhibition is brought to you by the artists, Rollins College, Listhús Artist Residency, and Deiglan, Listagil, Akureyri.