Summer solstice exhibition at Kling & Bang Gallery

At 18:06 on June 21st, at the height of the summer solstice, Kling & Bang Gallery in the heart of Reykjavik opened an exhibition entitled, “Graedari innan og utan”, which translates as “Healer inside and out”.

According to the gallery’s press release, the inspiration for the exhibition originated “in the longing to embrace the demanding space of the Kling & Bang Gallery and to meet the gallery’s numerous ambitious exhibitions – which have been very obtrusive, untamed and even aggressive – in a mild and poetic way. The exhibition investigates the connection between light and time, sound and the human hand, space and abstractness.”

The exhibition is a joint venture between two local artists, Björk Gudnadóttir and Sigrídur Dóra Jóhannsdóttir and an artist from the US, Ryan Parteka. Parteka’s contribution is an installation called “Eucrasia/Dyscrasia,” a reference to the medical theories of the ancient Greeks. Jóhannsdóttir’s art installation combines sounds translated into pictures, video footage and recordings of bird song. Gudnadóttir’s work is entitled ““Heidríkja” or “Clear Skies” and consists of prints on walls and sculptures which are being shown in the gallery.

The Kling & Bang Gallery is located on Laugavegur – the main shopping street in downtown Reykjavik. The Gallery does not charge an admission fee and is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday. The current exhibition will be showing until July 29th 2007.

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