Eygló Harðardóttir artbook
Published by ´uns
´uns presents "Schulpture" artbook by Eygló Harðardóttir.
In Eygló ́s artbook, "Sculpture" we find a natural bridge between an object of art and printed matter. This is seen in Eygló ́s aim to merge awareness of material, composition and color layers with the possibilities of a changeable book form. The binding is loosely stitched, enabling flexible folding combinations. Perforated patterns appear on some of the pages, creating various options of bending and tearing some of the parts..
Sculpture is printed in 200 copies, signed and numbered.
Offset printing four color CMYK, three pantone spot colors, one hand painted color .
Paper: Munken Kristall and Munken Polar 300g/m2.
Perforations both machine- and hand made. Hand die-cut.
Size 24 x 30 cm/dimensions variable.
Sculpture came out in December 2016 and was soon after launched at Buro BDP in Berlin. In January it was presented in Harbinger Gallery in Reykjavík.
Sculpture was exhibited in the show “Other Hats”: Icelandic Printmaking ́ in IPCNY in New York, April 2017.
In May 2017 the original artworks of the pages in Sculpture where part of “Opening” a group show in Kling&Bang Gallery in Reykjavik. This show presented artists presented in the TV series “Opnun” about the Icelandic visual art scene in Iceland.
Sculpture is available at: On uns ́s website in catalog, in Books in The back/Harbinger Gallery, NYLO/Living art museum.
Sculpture has been included in Printed Matter's distribution program.
In 2018 copies of Sculpture where bought by the Metropolitan museum of art in New York.
Few images from two of Eygló Harðardóttir exhibitions.
Image 1-7 : Threshold / Mörk. LÁ Art Museum. Curator: Inga Jónsdóttir 2015
Image 8-12 : Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir & Eygló Harðardóttir, Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art, East Iceland.. Curator: Gavin Morrison 2015
Revised excerpt from Gavin Morrison's essay for the exhibition, Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir & Eygló Harðardóttir at Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður.
The constructions of Eygló Harðardóttir works could be thought of as models of the suggested spaces derived from abstract paintings.
For Eygló Harðardóttir there is an attention to the ways in which colour functions and affects the perception of an object. Her choices of material and construction approaches, give the objects a particular immediacy. In a sense the work displays something of the notion of bricolage, that is using materials that are to hand for efficiency of articulation. As such the work can be seen to appear as propositional, as a possible state of existence, rather than an ideal one.