September ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Ryan Strasser – “My work reflects the absurdity of what is projected onto the notion of being feminine by the void of femininity. My process involves distortions that establish distance from the intent of the source material. These changes take a vapid idea of femininity and impose the probing question “Is this feminine?”.
Please see Ryan’s website for more of his works!
http://www.ryanstrasser.comTitle: How’s everything?, How are things?, or How’s life?
Medium: oil on bed linen. Dimensions: 46×48
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Suilma Rodriguez is an actor and filmmaker from Los Angeles.
“I approach acting in a very collaborative way and enjoy the intellectual pre-work that brings complex characters to life. As an editor I like the feeling of using my hands to craft a story.”
At NES she’s enjoying the dynamic climate and stress free life to focus on writing.
Check out her demo reels and more at www.suilma.com. and
Photo below: Suilma plays “Julie” in the upcoming film @ThePerfectHost set in Arkansas, 1970’s. Photo credit: Jesus Murillo
This weekend is jam packed !
Our artists share Sound and Music at Einbúastíg 2 (kaffistofunni), Photography and Poetry at Árnes, a Solo Exhibition at Bjarmanes and of course our regular Nes studio space will be open too.
Come and view our (probably the last month of summer) works! 🙂
August ARTIST IN RESIDENCE John Teschendorff (Australia) is here to: “…continue working with Series VII of my ongoing History of Ideas Project (1998-2016). Selected works will be exhibited at PSAS Fremantle Western Australia in April 2017.”
This Project is supported by the Western Australian Department of Culture & the Arts.
Resident artist KIMBERLY ANDERSON RITCHIE is an artist and teacher. She is the Printmaking Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. While in Iceland, Kimberley has been focusing on a body of work about the effects of climate change on local sea level rise, glacial retreat, and the impact of Icelandic algae. Select work created during the residency will be exhibited at the Museum of the White Mountains in New Hampshire in Spring 2017. See more of her work at http://www.kimberlyandersonritchie.com and her blog:
ROSE DRAPER talks to us about her work at Nes: “I undertake Artist Residencies as a way of feeding my creativity and replenishing my mind, body and soul. I am coming from a design and 2D animation background, and in Skagaströnd I am undertaking my first writing residency in tandem with creative writing studies. Here for a month, I’m not sure what will emerge, or what form it will take, but working in this beautiful environment, I’m certain it will be creative. Please see my website: http://junglerose.com(which is still under construction) for more details of my work.”
Artist-in-residence ANNETTE SEEMAN has worked as an artist for 30 years and is represented in major national collections in Australia and abroad. Her current studio practice employs photo media print processes. The use of slices and sections of imagery, enables an unexpected set of visual relationships, somewhere between reality and representation.
“My work, anchored in the practice of drawing, examines memory, myth, and personal and imagined histories in relationship to natural places. During my time at Skagastrond, I am exploring the different ways in which we map real and imagined geographies on top of each other, how we insinuate ourselves into the landscape and try to feel it as home. My work is centered on how an outsider might come to experience and learn a new place through direct interaction with the elements of the landscape itself, wind, water, and earth.”
Ron Linn is an artist based in Eugene, Oregon, where he is pursuing his MFA in Studio Arts. You can see more of his work at ronlinnportfolio.comand follow his Skagastrond adventures at his blog, notesfromanortherntown.blogspot.com