Three artists are represented in the Nordic focused September exhibit at Dedee Shattuck Gallery. The most engrossing pieces all come via Icelandic painter Stefán Jóhann Boulter, whose pensive, red-faced stargazers and various still lifes (some shoes, a fish) are all rendered quite beautifully, if a little enigmatically. Ole Broderson’s photographs are all quite similar to one another, with blurred kites and sails flying over snow-covered outcroppings, but the photographs themselves only sometimes work. (In context, unexpected swirls of red and green are more interesting than a ghostly white or a minty blue.) Þorri Hringsson’s landscape paintings are fine – I liked the hill poking over the fog – but largely unmemorable.
image: Stefån Jóhann Boulter, Stargazers I (detail)