Kata saumakona

Selected works for creation and education
Kata saumakona
Simply Sincere
26.08.2023 04.02.2024
Gallery 07

Katrn Jsepsdttir (1914-1994) held various jobs during her lifetime but early on she started sewing and due to that she was most often called Kata the Seamstress. Her paintings are naive which refers to a form of art usually defined as visual art that is created by a person who lacks the formal education and training that a professional artist undergoes. Naive artists are guided by emotions and sincerity in their creations using unique methods and colors as well as a narrative that breaks the rules and norms but, at the same time, possesses a lot of beauty.

Kata the Seamstress had reached a mature age when she started experimenting with visual art. In this exhibition guests will have an opportunity to learn and create through viewing a portion of her works that are owned by Akureyri Art Museum. The works are sincere, and her passion should be an inspiration for children and adults alike since we can all create. The outcome could be surprising.

The works exhibited are a portion of what Katas family donated to the Akureyri Art Museum in 1994.

Curators: Gurn Plna Gumundsdttir and Heia Bjrk Vilhjlmsdttir.