Exhibition Opening − Helgi Gíslason: Where the Boundaries Lie

Exhibition Opening − Helgi Gíslason: Where the Boundaries Lie. Photo: ©Leo Roos

Where the Boundaries Lie is the title of an exhibition of selected works by Helgi Gíslason which opens on Saturday, 31. August at 16h00 at Reykjavík Art Museum Ásmundarsafn . This is the fourth in a series of five solo exhibitions with artists who have contributed in a significant way to art in public space in the City of Reykjavík.

Helgi is well known for his three-dimensional sculptures in bronze and plaster of Paris which have been exhibited widely in Iceland and abroad. He has a few independent pieces and memorials in public places in Reykjavík, including the altar in the church in Fossvogur and the metal door of The Central Bank of Iceland. Helgi’s sculptures tend to be a mix of objective topics, preferably the human body, and abstract forms, where he deals with human existence and expresses the spectrum of feelings.

Helgi Gíslason was born in Reykjavík in 1947. He studied at The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts in 1965-69, attended an open art department at the same college in 1970-71 and Valand Academy in Gothenburg in 1971-76.

Curators are Sigurður Trausti Traustason and Yean Fee Quay.

Following Gíslasons’ exhibition the series in Ásmundarsafn continues with artist Ólöf Nordal.