FRIEZE CORK STREET: BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON, B. INGRID OLSON, RAGNA RÓBERTSDÓTTIR
At Frieze Cork Street, i8 Gallery will present an exhibition of work by three gallery artists: Birgir Andrésson, B. Ingrid Olson, and Ragna Róbertsdóttir. The exhibition opens on November 4, 2021.
While the three artists have extremely different practices, there are conceptual overlaps in their studies of personal perceptions, as well as in their reductive, considered approaches to form and art making. Each delve into ideas of identity, reflection, and surroundings in their work, and explore those meanings within their own artistic languages. The presentation will feature sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing.
Birgir Andrésson (b. 1955, Iceland, d. 2007) was born to blind parents and grew up in a home for the blind in Reykjavik, an experience which uniquely informed his relationship with color, form, and language. In 2021 his work will be the subject of a major exhibition at the Reykjavik Art Museum and a monograph will be published by Distanz.
B. Ingrid Olson (b. 1987, USA) works across photography, sculpture, drawing, and installation, using her own body as both subject matter and inspiration. In 2022 she will have a solo show at The Vienna Secession, as well as two concurrent solo exhibitions at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, which will be accompanied by a new publication.
Ragna Róbertsdóttir's (b. 1945, Iceland) practice is rooted in her use of native natural materials, such as lava rock and limestone, and her exploration of identity, materiality, and and architectural history. A monograph of her work from 1984-2007 was published by Distanz, and she has had major solo shows at venues including The Living Art Museum and the Reykjavik Art Museum.