The last time we checked in with fiber artist Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson was a few years ago at the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland.
Since thst time, Jónsson has gained worldwide accolades and now regularly exhibits in Rejkyavik, Cleveland and New York, where we caught up with her at her one-person show at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in the East Village.
Employing a 10-foot wide loom, Jónsson weaves massive 15’ tall fiber hangings after first applying paint on the silk. These overwhelming images of recognizable waterfalls in Iceland appear slightly feathered and out of focus, wavering between realistic landscape depiction and ethereal abstract visions.
CoolCleveland was at the opening, and the show, entitled Fossar/Waterfalls, continues at Tibor de Nagy until November 25, 2018. View the interview here.