From Iceland — Ongoing Now: 'bears; truths...' by Kathy Clark

Ongoing Now: ‘bears; truths…’ by Kathy Clark

Published June 14, 2015

Ongoing Now: ‘bears; truths…’ by Kathy Clark

There’s more than one way to skin a bear, a fact that Kathy Clark proves throughout her new piece at Hafnarhúsið. Created entirely from discarded teddy bears from Reykjavík, the one-room-exhibit veers from the mundane to the horrific. Some teddies are strung together in streamers clinging to the ceiling. Others are smelted together, disfigured and dipped in wax. Towards the end there are sculptures made entirely of dismembered toys and landscapes created by clouds of stuffing. The exhibit is not only inventive, but also incredibly entertaining. Seeing a tower consisting solely of maimed Winnie the Poohs is sure as hell a sight you will never forget.

Read our interview feature with Kathy here.

The exhibit runs until October 18 at the Reykjavík Art Museum: Hafnarhús.  Open 10-17:00.  1,400 ISK. Read the full listing here.

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