PanAmerican ArtProjects is pleased to present a show of art by Magnus Sigudarson of Iceland and Leon Ferrari of Argentina. The opening reception is Saturday, April 5 from 5-8 p.m. at 1615 Dragon Street, in the Design District of Dallas. Call 214-522-3303 for information or visit www.panamericanart.com. The gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will close May 3.
Icelandic artist Magnus Sigurdarson will explore his experience as an outsider in our Texan culture. Through multi-media installations, Sigurdarson constructs expired time. Stacks and stacks of local newspapers become monumental sculptures where time is compressed as these constructions grow. He uses newspapers as a symbol of todays mass media culture and the obsolete quality of news. Video soliloquies performed by Sigurdarson are housed in these structures, revealing the lack of reconciliation between the viewers society and Sigurdarson, the foreigner. Sigurdarson also investigates further his close encounters with Dallas through self-portrait photography captured throughout the city.
Magnus Sigurdarson studied at Studio Cecil & Graves in Florence Italy, Icelandic College of Arts & Crafts, and Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University. He currently lives and works in Miami.
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