"From Earth" an art exhibit by Harpa Dís Hakonardóttir opened in the gallery on Saturday June 13th. The exhibition is a conversation between materials from the area, clay from the banks of Selfljót and utility larch trees from Fljótsdalur. The clay overflows the paper that binds it and the tree frames it. The exhibition is a continuation of Harpa Dís's previous research on unburned clay, especially from Icelandic soil.
Harpa Dís Hákonardóttir (b. 1993) is an artist and writer, born and raised in Kopavogur. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2019 where she focused on sculpture and working with materials such as plaster, wood, concrete and clay. Harpa Dís was an artist in residency at Skriðuklaustur in September 2020 and the idea of the exhibit came to fruition during the stay.
The exhibition is sponsored by Skógarafurðir in Fljótsdalur. It is open every day from 10 till 6 and runs until July 3rd.