WHEN: November 23, 2014 –February 21, 2015; Grand opening, reception and art talk: November 23, 4-6 PM; Weekdays: 10 AM-5 PM, Saturday: 10 AM-1PM, Sunday: 12 PM- 3 PM
WHERE: Kemmerer Library, (Harding Township Library), 19 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ 07976
Scandinavian fine art venture Nordic Artwork presents Nordic Expressions, a pop-up exhibition featuring the work of three of Denmark’s leading painters: Hanne Støvring, Christina Kjelsmark and Janusz Tyrpak. The exhibition marks a new partnership between Nordic Artwork and Kemmerer Library, with Nordic Artwork providing a rotating selection of Scandinavian contemporary artworks to hang throughout the library.
Kjelsmark’s work is inspired by the elements and nature in her native Denmark, and her many visits to the Faroe Islands. Tyrpak uses vibrant colors in his abstract depiction of the body, often paraphrasing grand master paintings like Goya and Rubens, and Støvring’s soft, warm human figures open a dream-like world for the viewer.
The grand opening reception on Sunday, November 23, will feature Hanne Støvring in conversation with Lotte Newlin, Director of Kemmerer Library, about Nordic art traditions and Støvring’s work. In celebration of the opening and the holiday season, traditional holiday treats from Denmark including æbleskiver, a sweet pancake popover, and gløgg, mulled wine, will be served.
Nordic Artwork was created by Kirsten Wildfang and Tine Kryger, each a Danish expatriate in New York, as a way for individuals and businesses to collect high-quality Scandinavian art in an easily accessible way. Nordic Artwork currently represents nine artists who have been selected for their craftsmanship and international appeal. They come from a tradition of Scandinavian painters where clean lines, expert painterly technique and a distinctive light has long been known in the work of Vilhelm Hammershøj, Edvard Munch and the Skagen painters. Both individual pieces and complete solutions for private and commercial spaces are available in the online gallery at www.NordicArtwork.com.
The founders of Nordic Artwork and the artists represented all believe in the healing powers of art and have donated artwork and participated in projects to enhance various medical institutions. In the spirit of this belief, 5% of all sales throughout the duration of this exhibition will be donated to Kemmerer Library, and an additional five percent will be donated to St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York.
Artwork pictured, left to right: Puffins by Christina Kjelsmark. Acrylic on Canvas; Time to be Free by Januzs Tyrpak. Acrylic on Canvas; Viaduct of Dreams by Hanne Støvring. Acrylic on Canvas