This February @textileartscenter, we are pleased to introduce Ýr Jóhannsdóttir ( @yrurari) as our #WorkInProgress artist in residence! 👅
You can visit Ýr’s #WIP studio installation now through May 31st at our Manhattan studio (📍26 W. 8th St.), and learn more about the work and process during Artist Open Hours, on Saturdays from 2-5pm. ➰➰➰ Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, better known as Ýrúrarí, is an Icelandic textile artist and designer based in Reykjavík. She works mostly with knitting techniques, where she explores the possibilities that visual knittted elements can create in spaces and on the human body, and how they can illustrate the everyday three dimensional space. Ýr’s work ranges from upcycling old jumpers with fun hand knitted decorations to machine knitting abstract textiles in her ongoing project “Matters”. The "Matters" project has evolved into an obsessive patternmaking series, creating poetry-like knitted answers, addressing the concept of breaking the unnecessary invisible boxes society has folded up for us.
After months spent in isolated residencies, Ýr brings her work to the windows of the Textile Arts Center. By changing the surroundings to such an opposite environment from the small town life, Ýr hopes to push her project to new stages.
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