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Book cover

Ef ég hefði verið … Reykjavík 1950-1970, book cover

Ef ég hefði verið ... Reykjavík 1950-1970, both a book and exhibition, is a visual history of daily life in Reykjavík, Iceland during the 1950s and 1960s. It is also a constructed memory of a childhood imagined — the title in English is “If I had Been ...” – and these “memories” are depicted as details of photographs found in the Reykjavík Photography Museum archive. In the book, the original photographs and the details are shown side by side. The book is 160 pages, hardcover, published by Crymogea in Reykjavík in July 2015, with an introduction by Sigrún Alba Sigurdardóttir. The exhibition will open October 17 at the Reykjavík Photography Museum/Vikin and run through the end of February 2016.

 

Installation View, UCSF

On view March 6 through April 25, 2015 at NIAD’s galleries, 551 23rd Street in Richmond are Assemble: A NIAD Project With Nina Zurier, and ROK: Recent Wall Pieces from Nina Zurier. Assemble will show work that came out of a week-long workshop in the NIAD studio. NIAD artists painted and drew on photographs supplied by Zurier from her discard pile of workprints.

 

Installation View, UCSF

Ginkgo Biloba, partial view of 5-panel photograph on glass at UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay

UCSF commissioned a large-scale photograph for the main entrance lobby of the Bakar Cancer Hospital and Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital; the hospital opened in February 2015. The photograph is printed on 5 sheets of glass and is approximately 10 feet wide and 30 feet high. Outside the entrance a grove of ginkgo trees has been planted.

 

Installation View, Negative Space

Call Me, 4-panel photo in Negative Space at Steven Wolf Gallery

Negative Space, a group show (July 17 - Aug 27, 2011) at Steven Wolf Fine Arts brings together art that embodies the various meanings and senses behind the phrase. Art that is pissed off, art that comes from the avant garde critical place we call negation, art that revolves around the void, art that poses an emptiness or art that implies one. Participants include Matt Borruso, Nina Zurier, James Hayward, Davis Robbins, Guy Debord, Nicholas Knight, Christine Wong Yap, Whitney Lynn. (text from gallery website)

 

El Genet Blau installation

Installation view of El Genet Blau, Black and Black, 2011 (left), and Who Really Needs a Heart?, 2011 (right)

El Genet Blau at JiM Contemporani, Barcelona, was on view in late June and early July 2011 and featured work by both Nina and John Zurier. The show included Nina's large-scale digital prints composed from photographs taken in Osaka, Japan in October 2010. In this work she juxtaposes several almost abstract images to invent formal relationships that otherwise would not be apparent. John’s new watercolours – on paper and linen - were painted in May and June of this year while both artists were traveling together in Iceland. Steeped in the history of paint and painting, his almost monochromatic work reads both formally and poetically.

An article reproducing the text and images from [2nd floor projects] exhibition of 2008, Unlikely Arrivals, is on the Bomb Magazine website.

 

Five Obstructions-January

Above: Make Me One with Everything, 2010

More new work will be on view in California Summer, a group show at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco, July 15 through August 14, 2010; and in two solo shows in September, one at Cal State Sacramento's University Library Gallery, opening Thursday, September 2 and continuing through October 9; and at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco, opening Wednesday, September 1 with reception on Thursday, September 9; runs through September 25.

 

Five Obstructions-January

Above: Five Obstructions: January, 2010

New work will be on view at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco, January 16 through February 20, 2010, in the back room.

 

Hegemony3

Above: Jyvaskyla 652, 2007

In Focus: Photography from the Mills College Art Museum Collection will include three photographs recently acquired by the museum. Opens January 20, 2010, the reception is January 27, 6:00−8:00 pm; the exhibition continues through March 14. The exhibition is curated by the new museum director, Stephanie Hanor, who was previously head of the curatorial department at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

Hegemony3

Above: Hegemony 3, 2007

Trans-Focus: Photographs, a group show at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco will include photographs from the series Hegemony. Opens September 3 and continues through October 3.

 

Finland_Aalto

Above: Muuratsalo 364, Helsinki 190, Helsinki 148, Helsinki 196, Helsinki 34

A group of photographs I shot in Finland of architect Alvar Aalto's studio and homes will be on view at Hilliard Architects, 251 Post Street (sixth floor) in San Francisco, August 31 through November 6, with a reception on Thursday, October 1 from 5:30 to 7:30. Also on view: paintings by Ward Schumaker. Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm. NOTE: has been extended through January 22.

 

MontesSereno 404

Above: Monte Sereno 404, 2008

My work will be included in an exhibition of artists from the George Lawson Gallery at SHASTA COLLEGE ART GALLERY, August 17–September 25, 2009.

 

Hattula 755

Above: Hattula 755, 2007

My Certain Fate, an exhibition of works by 18 artists, curated by Timothy Buckwalter, will include five photographs of mine. May 14–June 6, 2009 at Pharmaka, 101 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles