Food & Drink Feb 19, 2013

Icelandic Sculpture Exhibition Installed in Downtown Dallas Arts District

Borders, consisting of 26 life-sized sculptures, will be on display through July.

An exhibition of 26 life-sized sculptures by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir has been installed in the Dallas Arts District. The outdoor exhibition, called Borders, consists of 13 pairs of figures made of aluminum and cast iron.

Located at 2324 Flora St, Dallas, TX, the exhibition is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of sponsors Craig and Kathryn Hall. Patricia Meadows curated the Dallas exhibition, which 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 Thorarinsdottir, “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. “

About the artist:

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.

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