Horizons - Steinunn Thorarinsdottir

An exhibition of sculpture by Icelandic artist, Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, is now open for viewing at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. The work, entitled Horizons, consists of twelve "ungendered" human figures cast in iron. Each sculpture features an insert of highly polished glass. The installation will remain on display at Governors State University through September of 2010.

"Thorarinsdottir's work touches on themes of loneliness and isolation with threads of hope implied by glass inserts that provide an aura of spirituality," says Geoffrey Bates, Director and Curator of the park. "This is the first of what we plan as a series of temorary exhibitions of contemporary sculpture that will change on a regular basis. Horizons will provide yet another reason for the public to explore the path of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park."

Thorarinsdottir has exhibited widely in Europe and the U.K. and has been commissioned by both the Icelandic and English governments for major sculptural installations. Horizons has been seen in New York and Texas and will continue to travel after its stay in University Park. The work is featured in the documentary, Horizons, by independent filmmaker Frank Cantor, which won the CINE Special Jury Award in Washington as the best documentary of 2008.

Plans are underway to bring Thorarinsdottir to the GSU Campus in October for a reception and lecture in conjunction with the University's annual Artsfest.

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