Vanished Summer, a stark and subtle photographic series by Katrín Elvarsdóttir, is inspired by author Gyrðir Elíasson’s texts on solitude. Containing more than 40 of her often melancholy photographs, Vanished Summer also features a poetic text by Harpa Árnadóttir and a cover that unfolds into a poster.
Katrín Elvarsdóttir (b. 1964) received a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1993. Among her many solo exhibitions are Vanished Summer, ASÍ Art Museum, Iceland, 2013; Nowhereland, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland, 2010; Equivocal, Gallery Ágúst, 2010; Without a Trace, National Museum of Iceland, 2007; and Revenants, Seventh & Second Gallery, New York, 2003. Her work has also been shown in numerous group exhibitions around the world, including Germany, France, Finland, Sweden and Russia. Elvarsdóttir’s book Revenants / Proximal Dimensions as published by 12 Tónar in 2005 (co-authored by M. Hemstock); her monograph Equivocal was published in 2011 by Crymogea. In 2007 Elvarsdóttir was nominated for The Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association’s Honorary Award. Elvarsdóttir’s works can be found in numerous private and public collections.
Published by Crymogea
72 pages, 21x28cm
Text by Harpa Árnadóttir