An exhibition of 26 life-sized sculptures by Icelandic artist SteinunnThorarinsdottir has been installed in the Dallas Arts District. Borders is 13 pairs of figures that are made of aluminum and cast iron. The outdoor exhibition, at 2324 Flora St., is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of sponsors Craig and Kathryn Hall. Patricia Meadows curated the Dallas exhibition. The exhibition continues through July.
Dallas is the third venue for Borders, which was first shown in 2011 in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza next to the UN Headquarters in New York City. In 2012 it was installed in Westlake Park, the heart of downtown Seattle.
According to the artist’s statement, “The pairs of figures mirror each other in silent conversation and form unseen borders that in some instances the viewer can cross. The show reflects on the opposites of human existence –on division but also on unity. “
Steinunn Thorarinsdottir studied at the University of Portsmouth Fine Art Department in England and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy. She has been working professionally for 35 years and has exhibited widely in Europe, Japan, the United States, and Australia. Her works are in private, public, and corporate collections around the world. She has completed numerous commissions for both indoor and outdoor sites. Her exhibitions have traveled throughout the United States, including New York, Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee, and Washington. Thorarinsdottir lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland. Scott White Contemporary is the gallery who represents her in the U.S. For more information, see www.steinunnth.com.
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