Þóra Sigurðardóttir - Space / Drawing
Space / drawing, which brings together numerous works on paper and in sculpture by Þóra Sigurðardóttir, offers a record of the information that we use to read or map space. Reconsidering the spaces that surround us and our investments in these places as lines, impressions, framed memory or conceptual horizons becomes a way of creating an alternative viewpoint, such as a drawing or diagram. When the works in this exhibition are taken into closer consideration, Þóra´s art practice is revealed as an extension of her life experiences: things she has stumbled on and become fascinated with, observations that transform, and an attention paid towards growth, repetition, exchange and tangibility as it appears to her in the surroundings.
Þóra Sigurðardóttir´s (b.1954, Akureyri) art practice applies drawing, and often other mediums, as a way to expand patterned repetition, inversion and transformation through the nature of material, process and environment. Working in two- and three-dimensional forms she places emphasis on navigating layered surfaces and structures.
After completing studies at the Icelandic College of Art and Craft (1979-81) Þóra pursued graduate studies at Det Jyske Kunstakademi in Denmark (1987-91). She then received an MA in Cultural Studies and Cultural Management from the University of Iceland (2012) and has studied Philosophy and Art History at the Open University.
Þóra´s work has been exhibited locally and internationally since 1991 and can be found in private and public collections in Iceland and abroad including the Reykjavík Art Museum, The National Gallery of Iceland, and the Living Art Museum. Other projects have included managing and curating Dalir og hólar, a mobile exhibition project in Breiðafjörður and developing the guesthouse Nýp in West Iceland.