Gallery Poulsen goes West - Two Days Only
Pop-Up in Grindsted
Gallery Poulsen is going West, more specifically Grindsted, where we are going to exhibit a collection of works by our represented artists from New York. The Pop-Up is held at Lucullus on Nymarksvej, with whom we have collaborated with on many occasions for the past fifteen years. Lucullus is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. It’s a tradition in Gallery Poulsen that we bring the art with us around the world. In February 2016 we invited Lucullus to join us in New York for a similar pop-up. Now, close to the anniversary of this event on the other side of the Atlantic, we are bringing New York and Gallery Poulsen to Lucullus in Grindsted.
Gallery Poulsen was founded by Morten Poulsen in 2003 and currently represents more than twenty international emerging, mid-career, and established artists, primarily belonging to the younger generation. Our program focuses on a disciplined figurative approach in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking.
Gallery Poulsen’s mission is to provide a contemplative space for the most adventurous art audience which is reflected in the eight to ten solo and group shows we host annually. These exhibitions investigate the liminal realms between reality and fiction in ways that rethink traditional notions of painting, sculpture, and drawing. Drawing from those very same traditions, Poulsen’s artists harness a vast array of skills in their pursuit of new storytelling languages to represent the complex forces that make up contemporary life.
The exhibited works represent contemporary currents in the figurative art with an overarching focus on the oil painting and the personal and important narratives that are conveyed by this historical, but always relevant, media. Through the figurative painting, the artist expresses a parallel reality that is deeply affected by the artists’ own experiences and understanding of society. The results of these expressions are personal comments on current cultural phenomena and the general state of the world.
With us, we are bringing an excerpt of Norman Reedus’s photo exhibition “Live the Life You Love”. Like his life on set and in the real world, Reedus’ images vacillate between the real and surreal. Certain portraits remain vivid and clear, while others are washed in intrigue: grainy, hazy and obscured. What unites all these faces are the eyes that see them: Norman’s. From those eyes come a piercing intimacy, both precious and rare. Reedus has always been an artist in the sense that there was never much of a boundary between his lifestyle and his personal aesthetic. The photographs of “Live the Life You Love” exemplify Reedus’s eye for the gritty, edgy, beautifully macabre side of life. The exhibition has garnered much attention amongst our and Reedus’s followers and before the pandemic forced us to cancel more than seventy guests had announced their participation in the planned opening reception. The photo exhibition by the American artist and actor has also been noticed here in Denmark; The newspaper Berlingske and their art critic Birgitte Ellemann Höegh visited us in the gallery in the beginning of the new year.
About the exhibition and Reedus Ellemann Höegh says, “I’m not uplifted by his universe, there is a sadness to be discovered from a man that is followed by a gang of fans and has access to worlds and cultures that for most of us are inaccessible. […] after walking around in this universe for some time a loneliness makes itself present in the portraits of people who never seem to fit in and instead hang out alone in empty spaces. I sense a sensitivity behind every shot that resonates.” and acknowledges the exhibition with 5 out of 6 stars.
Gallery Poulsen goes West – Two Days Only
26.02.2022 & 27.02.2022
Nymarksvej 9, 7200 Grindsted
Saturday February 26, kl. 11.00 – 17.00
Sunday February 27, kl. 10.00 – 15.00
For further info please contact the gallery at [email protected] or tel. + 45 33 33 93 96