GEORGE SPICA – Tue 26 July, 19.00-21.00 in the Freezer
My name is George Spica, an American artist working in sculpture, installation, and performance. My work is concerned with the performative potential of the body, as well as, more recently, synthetic projections of that potential through geographical space. I find industry to be an incredibly beautiful and straightforward way of looking at the physical expressions, and desires, of the human body. By this notion, my practice aims to elucidate the romance present in mechanics and functional aesthetics by creating distilled, protracted experiences thereof.
Tuesday night’s show in the Nes Freezer (7-9pm) will be an installation comprising various sculptures and digital video projections, all works made during my time at the Nes Residency. Each work was made in relation to the next; the products of an ongoing practice exploring the romantic qualities of industrial materials. The pieces on display are, in a broad sense, material compositions belonging to many industrial and mechanical lineages brought into the context of a gallery for the sake of examining physical desire through objective analysis.
While here at NES, Leah Pantea has been enamored with paradoxes and has been exploring that concept in her work. She layers on thin wash-like layers of oil paint onto paper-creating a dynamic abstract landscape of geometric structures and organic forms, only to paint over everything with layers of white paint. This process allows shadows and hints of what was to peek through, causing the viewer to both imagine it full of marks and also entirely empty. Leah will be creating at NES through September, then continue home to San Diego, California. See more of her work at http://llpfineart.com/
ADDOLEY DZEGEDE is a Ghanaian-American interdisciplinary artist currently based in St Louis, Missouri. Her practice is idea-driven and mixed media, investigating notions of belonging, home, location and identity. Most recently, she has been interested in textile processes and is creating natural dyes from plant materials found in and around Skagaströnd.
Current artist-in-residence JEFF MERTZ is a documentary filmmaker & photographer whose work focuses on exploring emotional vernacular in multiple forms. He is an irrefutable romantic, dedicated to finding poetry, empathy, and redemption in the mundane. View his short film – The Interstate.
Due to a cancellation, we have 1 double residency place available for May 2016. Nes is a multidisciplinary residency that accepts applicants from all creative fields. Apply here! Applications will be reviewed immediately.
Nes has been shortlisted in the coveted Eyrarrósin awards presented to those recognised for providing cultural diversity, innovation and development in the field of culture and art. The selection of the 3 finalists will be announced on the 18th March and the winner on 4th April.
Eyrarrósarlistinn 2015 birtur
Listi yfir tíu verkefni sem eiga möguleika á því að hljóta Eyrarrósina í ár.
Í ár barst mikill fjöldi umsókna um Eyrarrósina hvaðanæva af landinu. Eyrarrósin er viðurkenning sem veitt er framúrskarandi menningarverkefni á starfssvæði Byggðastofnunnar. Hún beinir sjónum að og hvetur til menningarlegrar fjölbreytni, nýsköpunar og uppbyggingar á sviði menningar og lista. Að verðlaununum standa Byggðastofnun, Flugfélag Íslands og Listahátíð í Reykjavík.
Eyrarrósarlistinn 2015 birtir nöfn þeirra tíu verkefna sem eiga möguleika á að hljóta Eyrarrósina í ár. Verkefnin eru jafn fjölbreytt og þau eru mörg og koma alls staðar að af landinu. Þann 18. mars næstkomandi verður tilkynnt hvaða þrjú verkefni hljóta tilnefningu til verðlaunanna. Eitt þeirra hlýtur að lokum Eyrarrósina, 1.650.000 krónur og flugferðir innanlands frá Flugfélagi Íslands en hin tvö verkefnin hljóta peningaverðlaun og flugferðir frá Flugfélagi Íslands.
A submergence in Húnaflói (The Dips #4) an installation and a performance by Nes Artists Runar Bruteig Olsen and Anita Bjørkli, with Markús Ingi Guðnason. Featuring paintings from the children in Fristund. Sunday 15th February, 15.00-17.00 at Fellsborg, Skagaströnd. All Welcome.
Every month, Nes opens its studio doors to the public and the community is invited to see the work that’s been created. Browse through our past Opið Hús events to get a sense…
Drop by the Nes studio to meet this fabulous group of artists
May 26th 17.00-19.00 All welcome!
Visit our 14 artists in residence Saturday January 30th, 3pm-5pm
in the Nes studios.
Come and visit Nes studios Sunday 25th October 14.00-16.00 and experience paintings, drawings, ceramics, video art, sound art and an extract from a novel by our October artists.
We also welcome back Nes alumni artist from 2013, Karl Chilcott whom will be launching his book Jardarteiken, which is a photo documentation of his environmental installations created in Iceland.
Karl will have books signed and to sell on site. Sjáumst þar!
Please join Northeastern University students, from Boston USA and instructor Julia Hechtman for an open house of their works created in Iceland over the past four weeks. Hechtman was an artist in residence at Nes in 2009 and has brought her 16 students here to create video works in response to the Icelandic landscape.
Ykkur er boðið að koma á opið hús með nemendum frá Northeastern University, Boston, Bandaríkjunum og kennara þeirra, Julia Hechtman. Sýnd verða verk nemenda sem þau hafa unnið að á Íslandi síðustu fjórar vikur. Julia var listamaður við Nes listamiðstöð árið 2009 og nú hefur hún komið með 16 nemendur sína svo að þau gætu unnið að kvikmyndagerð í íslensku landslagi.
At the end of this month the complete current group of artists will leave Nes, a couple of the artists have been here for 5 months (time flies). This will be the last open studio for this group of 10 international artists, come and join us for kaffi and see how they have spent their time here in Skagi in the Nes studio’s on lau, 23 maí, kl 15.00-17.00.
We invite everyone to our Open House this Thursday 26th April.
Our Artists briefly:
… Rossella Piccinno is a filmaker and photographer who has been running around town recording and capturing every moment in a buzz of motion and stillness. http://www.dakhlavision.com/
… Merete Røstad is an interdisciplinary artist, and has worked with farms in the area for particular photographs, her work is coming to a close at Nes, as she leaves this month. http://www.mereterostad.com/
… Alexandra Häberli is a painter and collage artist creating new distorted worlds painted on the walls inside of Nes. Alex leaves us this month also, and will sadly erase the very worlds she created with white paint after our open house.
… Léa Donnan is here making ice sculptures and investigating codes, she is using industrial materials and getting to know people at the harbour. Léa is excited to be here working in Skagaströnd for the next couple of months. http://www.leadonnan.com/
… Absent artists Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell were here in April also but have very busy schedules with projects in Canada that they have gone back to work on. We wish them all the best and hope Nes and Skagaströnd filter into their future works.
We launch the Leikskóli Film! ´BARNABOL 35´ by AnneMarie van Splunter. Showing 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30.
The film celebrates 35 years of Leikskóli, featuring past and present members.
Please join us for coffee and good company!!
Myndir frá opnu hús / Pictures from open studio
Photos by Ingeun Kim
Opið hús í dag fimmtudaginn 22.september
Í dag verður opið hús hjá Nesi listamiðstöð. Listamenn september mánaðar munu taka á móti gestum og sína þeim hvað þeir eru búnir að vera að vinna að undanfarnar vikur. Húsið opnar klukkan 17 og verður opið til klukkan 20.
Listamenn mánaðarins eru:
Annika Bastacky | American | annikabastacky.wordpress.com
Ben Borden | American | myspace.com/solaryear
Dario Lazzaretto | Italian | dariolazzaretto.it
David Ertel | American | myspace.com/solaryear
Hideki Arichi | British | hidekiarichi.weebly.com
Ingeun Kim | South Korean | ingeunkim.com
Joseph Breikers | Australian | breikersacres.roxer.com
Lily Angotty | American | litlarottan.blogspot.com
Matthew Shelley | American | matthewgshelley.com
Mia Hochrein | German | miahochrein.de
Opið hús í dag
Í dag fimmtudaginn 21. júlí opna listamenn mánaðarins vinnustofur sínar og bjóða Skagstrendingum og nærsveitungum að kíkja í heimsókn í listamiðstöðina.
Tólf listamenn hafa dvalið á Skagaströnd í júlí og koma þau frá fjórum heimsálfum. Mikið er að stórum og flottum verkum þennan mánuð eins og oft áður, sjón er sögu ríkari.
– Antonio Sobral – Brasilía – Chrissy Baucum – Bandaríkin – Christopher Matthew Luther – Bandaríkin – Gordon Sasaki – Bandaríkin – Hilary Wilder – Bandaríkin – Knut Sennekamp – Þýskaland – Mark Chariker – Bandaríkin – MinHae Lee – Kórea – Shane Finan – Írland – Siobhan Feehan – Bandaríkin – Sólveig Birna Stefánsdóttir – Ísland – Wendy Kawabata – Bandaríkin –
Opið hús í dag
Í dag fimmtudaginn 23.júní verður opið hús í Nesi listamiðstöð á Skagaströnd. Það verður opið milli klukkan 17 og 20. Tólf listamenn frá 6 löndum hafa dvalið í listamiðstöðinni undanfarnar vikur. Það kennir ýmissa grasa og er mikið að skoða.
„Secret futures“ opið hús
Miðvikudaginn 30. mars klukkan 20
verður kanadíski listamaðurinn Christie Kirchner með opið hús í Nesi listamiðstöð.
Í teikningum sínum sækir Christie innblástur í landslag og sögu Skagastrandar.