May 21 18:00 opening
May 21 — July 2 2016
Tuesday to Friday 11 AM–5 PM
Saturday 1–5 PM
and by appointment
Hulda Stefánsdóttir has described the process behind her abstract and nearly monochromatic painting as a search for a timeless essence that also establishes a clear sense of what could only belong to the here and the now.
In Hulda’s exhibition, Shift, at BERG Contemporary, the point of departure is the impossibility of presenting any given moment without echoes or traces of its past. The here and the now is also, and at the same time, a memory of that which was. Shift comments on whiteness as a monochrome deriving from colour, and light as a source that stems from darkness. A background can likewise shift to the foreground and the original can be overridden by its copy. These still paintings show shifting impressions and unstable situations.
Hulda Stefánsdóttir studied in Iceland and New York. Since the turn of the century she has held several exhibitions in addition to teaching and holding a professorship at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.