Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From Gallery Poulsen!
We at Gallery Poulsen want to wish you a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year! We're incredibly excited to share our upcoming exhibitions with you, which will kick off the new year in true Gallery Poulsen fashion!
Feathered Serpent and the Eagle
A Solo Exhibition by Manuel Hernandez
Opening January 13th
Another year is coming to a close and we are looking forward to kicking off 2024 with a spectacular debut exhibition! We are incredibly excited to welcome Manuel Hernandez to the Gallery Poulsen roster of artists. Hernandez will be presenting his first-ever European solo exhibition, which is composed of a series of large-scale and brand-new paintings.
In his artistic practices, Manuel Hernandez creates rough surfaces attached to walls which are subsequently painted using a dry brush method to create an impression reminiscent of old murals, a method which in its totality acts as a tribute to the Mexican Muralist movement and the ancient fresco murals of Teotihuacan in Mexico. In a departure from the tradition of square paintings, Hernandez cuts his canvases into shapes resembling animal hide paintings. His works are inspired by family stories, historical research, and visits to, and exploration of, his ancestors’ artworks and ruins. Hereby, the new works of the exhibition retell the stories of Manuel Hernandez’s ancestors, reestablishing his connection to the cultures of indigenous populations in America from a new perspective. By adopting this method of work Hernandez creates large-scale paintings that integrate the past with contemporary attitudes and ways of life.
Hernandez was born in 1998 in Iztapalapa, a populous area of Mexico City. He received his BFA from Indiana University Southeast in 2021 and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2023. His work has been shown in the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY, and in October 2023 he presented a solo exhibition at FRIEDA in Philadelphia, PA. He currently lives in New York City, where he works in his studio in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY.
Feathered Serpent and the Eagle opens on Saturday, January 13th with an opening reception from 12.00 - 16.00
Art Herning 2024
This January Gallery Poulsen will return to Herning to take part in Denmark's longest-running contemporary and modern art fair, Art Herning.
At the Fair, we will be presenting new works by a carefully curated roster of artists.
If you're interested in attending Art Herning 2023 please contact the gallery for free admission
Find us here:
MCH Herning Kongrescenter
Østergade 37, 7400 Herning
Friday January 26, 14.00 - 19.00
Saturday January 27, 11.00 - 17.00
Sunday January 28, 11.00 - 16.00
Friction and Mist
A Solo Exhibition by John Jacobsmeyer
Opening February 24th
We have been looking forward to inviting you to Friction and Mist, the fourth solo exhibition by the American artist John Jacobsmeyer in the gallery. Since his Gallery Poulsen debut in 2015, Jacobsmeyer has been a firm component in our ten to twelve annual exhibitions, both in the gallery in Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District and at international art fairs, where he has played a significant role in shaping our artistic profile.
In the parallel reality of John Jacobsmeyer’s paintings pop culture and art history collide with the backdrops of his suburban youth. Each work acts as a meditation on notions of the sublime processed through a host of influences from romantic painting, gothic fiction, and horror comics. Like a romantic painter, Jacobsmeyer is drawn to awesome beauty but unlike them, he can’t believe in it. He disrupts the narrative and render its materials to excess, the effect may be better described as anti-sublime.
John Jacobsmeyer has been an active contributor to the discourse in conceptual figuration in the New York art scene since 2000. He earned his BFA from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University. Concurrently with his own artistic career, Jacobsmeyer teaches printmaking, painting, and art theory at the New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School. He has taught or given lectures at over 40 Colleges and Universities around the world including Rhode Island School of Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, Shanghai University, Vanderbilt University, and the Pratt Institute.