Photographs by Ole Brodersen

Paintings by Stefan Boulter and Thorri Hringsson

Ole Brodersen is the twelfth generation of his family to live on the small island of Lyngør in southern Norway. The son of a sail maker and grandson of a sailor, Brodersen collects materials associated with the sea, like sailcloth and rope, that he fashions to make floats, flags, and kites—sometimes using sparklers, LEDs, or other light sources in his constructions. Forces of wind, currents and waves move the materials, unveiling the power of nature as it composes and rearranges these markers during the space-time of the exposure. Brodersen’s work was recently shown at the Scandinavia House in New York City and was supported by the Norwegian Consulate. His photographs have been mentioned in the New Yorker and Harper‘s Magazine. He is member of Norwegian Society of Fine Art Photographers, Norwegian Visual Artist‘s Association, and recently received the city of Risør‘s art grant.

Stefán Jóhann Boulter is an Icelandic-American painter, born in Reykjavík. Boulter currently lives in a town 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle, where he teaches at The Akureyri School of Visual Arts. Boulter’s work feature staged portraits and compositions, focusing on symbolism derived from early memories. The paintings are often meditations on nature: the sky, earth, stars and our existence within them. His paintings focus on objects and animals that have an aura and a presence that attracts, which, in his words, “seek to be solid yet ethereal at the same time.” The paintings presented at Dedee Shattuck Gallery are a kind of nature worship, containing ideas that have strong roots in the Icelandic psyche. Boulter has exhibited extensively across the world, including in New York City, Reykjavík, and Micronesia, Norway, Barcelonam and the Faroe Islands. His work had been featured in many museums, including the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands, The Akureyri Art Museum of Iceland, the Telemark of Norway, and the Reykjavík Art Museum.

Thorri Hringsson, born in Reykjavík in 1966, is a renowned painter of Icelandic landscape.  He studied art at the Icelandic Collage of Art and Crafts and in the Jan Van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, The Netherlands.  He has taken an active part in the dynamic art scene in Iceland for the last thirty years, focusing on Icelandic nature as his main subject. Since 1987 he has participated in more than sixty private and group exhibitions in Iceland, Europe and the USA and has been teaching drawing and painting at The Reykjavík School of Art.  Currently, Hringsson lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland, and Hagi, Adaldalur, Sudur-Thingeyjarsysla, Iceland.