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Svava Thordis Juliusson
Leifar/Remnants, 2012

29.11.12 – 09.01.13

The activity of tying one cable tie to another, or conversely a plastic tie to nylon rope, until something familiar emerges is at the core of Svava Thordis Juliussonís installation, Leifar/Remnants, at *QueenSpecific. A connection to Juliussonís country of birth figures strong in her work – titles often come to her in Icelandic, while the aesthetic considerations are drawn largely from the colour, shape and texture of the landscape. Conceptually, Juliusson aims to explore the ubiquitous nature of plastic, and how it manifests as a part of natural and domestic environments.

Svava Thordis Juliusson is a Hamilton, Ontario-based artist born in Siglufjordur, Iceland in 1966. Her art practice responds to current events, her immediate environment and personal experiences. She works primarily with plastic, various sizes and colours of cable ties, clothing tags, fencing and found plastic. And while her recent work has been executed with a more intuitive approach to material, a personal landscape and narrative continue to surface within the work.


Curated by Stefan Hancherow and Jennifer Simaitis.

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