Cairns – Exhibition in Hafnarborg 2015
In her works at the exhibition Cairns Jónína Guðnadóttir looks back to her childhood and youth around the middle of the last century. She gives her ideas shape in sculptural forms and wall installations where she combines diverse materials such as concrete, glass and ceramics.
Jónína has for long been at the forefront of Icelandic ceramics artists and attracted early attention for her unique functional objects. She has also developed a self-imagery in art which also illustrates her knowledge of clay along with her vivid imagination and perception of form. In this exhibition she delves into her memory sources finding experiences and events of importance to her life.
Jónína has always attracted attention for the huge amount of work and thought that she puts into her art. Her work is characterised by a very well moulded and progressive style of processing and presentation of the subject material.
Ólöf Sigurðardóttir, director of Hafnarborg – The Hafnarfjörður Institute of Culture and Fine Art