"the white snow dust of the past has retreated for the mystical sand dust of today”.
In the summer of 2019 Gudrun went on a journey with her father Ólafur, to the old trails of the Tungnaá barren wasteland and Jökulheimar, there Gudrun took photographs for her Barren wasteland series. In this exhibition they merge photographs taken up to 70 years apart.
As the art historian Aldís Arnardóttir describes: “The forces of nature are unpredictable and nowhere are the opposites as great as in this barren wasteland. Where the white glacier's edge has retreated and wide areas of black sand and wasteland appear.
Gudrun looks to the past, stories of the land and personal memories, which provides her with the basis for the work of collage where the present lies harshly over the land.
In the work Hvíld á jökli 1953/Tungnaáröræfi 2019 the white snow dust of the past has retreated for the mystical sand dust of today”.