Pocket Utopia is located at 191 Henry Street, between Clinton and Jefferson on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. By subway, the F train to East Broadway is 2 blocks away.
“one of the more singular bright spots in the Lower East Side firmament.” (NYT)
Pocket Utopia is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson. The exhibition at Pocket Utopia, although organized independently from the two other simultaneously occurring solo exhibitions, highlights one woven painting along with and a selection of Jónsson’s drawings.
Elsewhere, at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson exhibits a selection of artwork from the past five years, including large-scale woven paintings made on a ten-foot-wide loom. At Critical Practices Inc. and 21ST.PROJECTS in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Jónsson presents several newly created pieces.
Although the context might change, Jónsson demonstrates in her hand-dyed, silk woven paintings and ink drawings, an intimate connection with the landscape of her native Iceland. With an ethereal clarity and precision, Jónsson weaves a theme of geology specifically and generally a sense of place that is dynamic, personal and spatial.
Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson studied architecture at Kent State University and then studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Jónsson’s solo exhibition at the TANG Museum will travel to Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland. In Ohio, Jónsson is represented by the formidable William Busta Gallery. Pocket Utopia’s Austin Thomas discovered Jónsson in the Pierogi Flat File and first exhibited her work in Bushwick in 2007. Jónsson’s work is in the collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Reykjavík Museum of Art, The Progressive Insurance Collection and Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in the collection of Agnes Gund.
But that’s not all, this exhibition, which is part of a trifecta of solo shows for Jónsson, also includes part 2 of Sara Russell Dewey’s ceramic sculptures in window gallery.