Eliot Markell blogs about an exhibition of works by Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson at Pocket Utopia, New York, on view through December 15, 2013.
Markell writes: "Jónsson’s pieces could be considered subverting painting not only by their pale, unbrushed chroma, but also by the craft technique used to fabricate them. These are not extroverted works. Infused by the Nordic sensibility they maintain a stoic, static flatness that characterizes a subdued, yet stately presence. They emphasize a specific physical process of pigmentation and weaving, but contain a pronounced abstract approach that dissuades notions of conventional landscape imagery."