Historic New York City art gallery Tibor De Nagy opens Seismic Rift, an exhbition of recent work by Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson. This will be Jónsson's third solo exhibition at the gallery and her first at the gallery’s 11 Rivington Street location. The artist lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland and Cleveland, Ohio.
A painter and textile artist, Jónsson uses the unique and active landscape of Iceland as her source of inspiration. In the current exhibition, she focusses on an area in Iceland where two tectonic plates make contact - a geological line that runs through Iceland from the southwest to the northeast. At this meeting point, there is a lot of energy in the ground, right under foot. Sometimes it is evident as in an erupting volcano, sometimes you just see it in the landscape, the earth having moved and having been torn apart. Over the last few years, Jónsson has observed this evolving and tumultuous aspect of the landscape and translated it into her painted and woven works.