Gio Ponti once wrote that we should “love architecture for its silence, in which lies its voice, its secret and powerful song.” The Icelandic artist Katrin Sigurðardóttir, who lives and works in New York, produces art across a broad range of media that resonates with the rarified music of which Ponti wrote. Sigurðardóttir’s works foreground the emotional experience of space and the way places both real and imagined impact our memory and relationships. Her beguiling site-specific works have been exhibited at major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA’s PS1, as well as at smaller (but hardly less important) venues such as the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. In October, New Yorkers will have a fresh chance to absorb Sigurðardóttir’s light touch and precise craft when a show of new works opens at Eleven Rivington, on the Lower East Side.
“Katrin Sigurðardóttir – Ellefu” runs through November 11 at Eleven Rivington, 11 Rivington Street, New York.