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Washington Post | In the Galleries | Visible Iceland
November 14

Harshly beautiful and irresistibly exotic, Iceland is always ready for its close-up — or for its wide-angle shot. Five photographers, three of them natives, explore the country in “Visible Iceland,” at Hillyer Art Space. D.C. photographer Jillian Watkins, the show’s organizer, contributes unexpectedly sunny views of both built and natural environments, while San Francisco’s Elena Sheehan highlights impossible blues in a gray-and-white world.

Katrín Elvarsdóttir, the only artist now living in Iceland, and Utah-based Svavar Jonatansson have taken to the road, with Elvarsdóttir depicting trailers in seemingly hostile locations, and Jonatansson documenting both sides of a 900-mile circular route around the island. Los Angeles-based Fridgeir Helgason shows such lonely structures as a saltbox house and a rusted playground slide in the misty expanses; the manmade objects make the landscape look all the more untamable.

 

Visible Iceland On view through Nov. 29 at Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct. NW. 202-338-0325. www.hillyerartspace.org.

October 21, 2014

“Visible Iceland” Photography Exhibit Coming to Washington, D.C.

Experience Iceland's stunning natural beauty from November 7 - 29, 2014.

“Visible Iceland” is a unique photography exhibit featuring prominent Icelandic and American photographers, including: Jillian Watkins, Elena Sheehan, Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Friðgeir Helgason, Svavar Jonatansson, Rax Axelsson, and Pall Stefansson. The exhibit's goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the sheer natural beauty of Iceland through the photographers' images, which they captured throughout their Icelandic adventures.

You can get a sneak peak of the “Visible Iceland” exhibit by checking out this video. As artists, printing, framing, shipping and insurance, among other associated costs are all expenses which erode the revenue that an artist can make when selling their work. Because of this, the photographers launched a Kickstarter campaign to debut the exhibit, which was successfully funded on September 14.

The beautiful photographs will be on display for three weeks, beginning on November 7 through the 29. The exhibit coincides with FotoWeekDC and is sure to draw and impressive crowd. The gallery is located at The Hillyer, 9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008.

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Visible Iceland | Photography
American and Icelandic photographers come together to explore the Icelandic landscape and different personalities that make up the small country. Features work by Jillian Watkins, Elena Sheehan, Katrin Elvarsdottir and Friogeir Helgason...
Nov. 7-26
Free

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Visible Iceland

Nov. 7—Nov. 29 Check with venue for price information.
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC
(202) 338-0680
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Opening: "Visible Iceland." Photographs of the island nation by Jillian Watkins, Elena Sheehan, Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Friðgeir Helgason, Svavar Jonatansson, Rax Axelsson, and Pall Stefansson.
 

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October 11, 2013

D.C. Office to Become Art Gallery, As Womble Carlyle Partners with Honfleur Gallery on The Collective

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In celebration of the vibrant arts community in Washington, Womble Carlyle is transforming its D.C. office into a sculpture and photography gallery featuring local emerging artists.
- See more at: http://www.wcsr.com/Insights/News/2013/October/DC-Office-to-Become-Art-Gallery-As-Womble-Carlyle-Partners-with-Honfleur-Gallery-on-The-Collective#sthash.oaWpOxhF.u0XZ9ETC.dpuf

“As a law firm, we pride ourselves on the creative solutions we offer our clients. Turning our innovative office space into a gallery and bringing together respected leaders in the city is a way for us to both celebrate that ingenuity and to honor Washington’s creative community,” said Pam Rothenberg, Managing Partner of Womble Carlyle’s Washington, D.C. office.

Artists featured in The Collective include:

    Richard Bak, Photographer
    Julia Bloom, Sculptor
    Travis Childers, Sculptor
    Alonzo Davis, Sculptor
    Rachael Hulme, Photographer
    Haley Johnson, Photographer
    Adrian Loving, Visual Artist
    Jordan Marsh, Photographer
    Bruce McNeil, Photographer
    Jonathan O’Reilly, Photographer
    Samera P., Photographer
    Dino Paxenos, Sculptor
    Andrew Rhodes, Photographer
    Bob Tetro, Photographer
    Jillian C. Watkins, Photographer
    Peter Wood, Sculptor

- See more at: http://www.wcsr.com/Insights/News/2013/October/DC-Office-to-Become-Art-Gallery-As-Womble-Carlyle-Partners-with-Honfleur-Gallery-on-The-Collective#sthash.oaWpOxhF.u0XZ9ETC.dpuf

 

October 11, 2013

D.C. Office to Become Art Gallery, As Womble Carlyle Partners with Honfleur Gallery on The Collective

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In celebration of the vibrant arts community in Washington, Womble Carlyle is transforming its D.C. office into a sculpture and photography gallery featuring local emerging artists.

- See more at: http://www.wcsr.com/Insights/News/2013/October/DC-Office-to-Become-Art-Gallery-As-Womble-Carlyle-Partners-with-Honfleur-Gallery-on-The-Collective#sthash.oaWpOxhF.u0XZ9ETC.dpuf
October 11, 2013

D.C. Office to Become Art Gallery, As Womble Carlyle Partners with Honfleur Gallery on The Collective

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In celebration of the vibrant arts community in Washington, Womble Carlyle is transforming its D.C. office into a sculpture and photography gallery featuring local emerging artists.

- See more at: http://www.wcsr.com/Insights/News/2013/October/DC-Office-to-Become-Art-Gallery-As-Womble-Carlyle-Partners-with-Honfleur-Gallery-on-The-Collective#sthash.oaWpOxhF.u0XZ9ETC.dpuf
October 11, 2013

D.C. Office to Become Art Gallery, As Womble Carlyle Partners with Honfleur Gallery on The Collective

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In celebration of the vibrant arts community in Washington, Womble Carlyle is transforming its D.C. office into a sculpture and photography gallery featuring local emerging artists.

- See more at: http://www.wcsr.com/Insights/News/2013/October/DC-Office-to-Become-Art-Gallery-As-Womble-Carlyle-Partners-with-Honfleur-Gallery-on-The-Collective#sthash.oaWpOxhF.u0XZ9ETC.dpuf