Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Moments of wonder and confusion, 2018, wool, linen, plant dye, acrylic paint, woven, 65 x 46 x 2 cm. Courtesy the artist and Hverfisgallerí

Hildur Bjarnadóttir (IS, b. 1969)
Harpa Árnadóttir (IS, b. 1965)
Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir (IS, b. 1969)

Hildur Bjarnadóttir investigates issues of belonging, ecology, place and cohabitation. The plants on the piece of land where she lives, function as recording devices which take in information from the ecological and social systems they belong to, through the soil and the air. Bjarnadóttir makes this information visible by extracting color from the plants, which she uses to dye wool thread and silk fabric, to make woven paintings and large-scale silk installations.

Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir shows a macro and micro version of the world, which stands for inner and outer sentiments. Pain, marvelment of the simplest things, acceptance, and mechanism are some key words to describe feelings that lead her to creation.

Harpa Árnadóttir is known for her paintings, both those she calls “crack paintings” and those rendered in watercolour on paper and canvas. Both involve experimental study into surface and transparency. The foundation of her work, however, is often the relationship between painting and literature, more specifically the idea that painting can be considered a visual poetry.

For CHART, i8 Gallery and Hverfisgallerí will be located at BERG Contemporary.