A Conversation with Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson
Saturday, February 17
2 – 3 PM | Free Program
Born and raised in Iceland, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson has spent the last 30 years creating increasingly ambitious work that oscillates between abstraction and representation, with deep connections to Iceland’s ethereal landscapes. Her large-scale paintings, based on personal photographs of her native country, transcend mere documentation, evoking emotion, movement, and the extraordinary energies of the earth and sun. To mark the opening of "Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson: Infinite Space, Sublime Horizons," Bechtler curator Katia Zavistovski joins Jónsson and Andrea Gyorody, curator of the exhibition and Director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, as they delve into the artist’s inspiration, creative process, and the ways in which her work contributes to the art historical discourse of landscape painting and postwar abstraction.