Scandinavian Art Gallery Pops Up in TriBeCa

By Irene Plagianos on August 16, 2013 1:26pm 

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 A Scandanavian pop-up art gallery will run in a space at 15 Laight Street from August 19 to 25.
Scandinavian Pop-Up Art Gallery in TriBeCa
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TRIBECA — A bit of Scandinavia is popping up in TriBeCa.

The paintings of nine Danish artists — including Andre Lundquist, Saeed Fadavi and Janusz Tyrpak — will be on display, and up for sale, from Aug. 19 to 25 inside an events space at 15 Laight St., which is the New York campus of a Norwegian college called Gateway.

The pop-up show, called “Nordic Expressions,” is the first exhibit run by NordicArtwork.com, an online gallery of Scandinavian artists recently launched by Kirsten Wildfang, a Danish ex-pat who lives in New York.

“Selected for craftsmanship and international appeal, the artists represented by NordicArtwork.com bring the clean lines of Nordic art to American interiors,” the company said in a statement. "The various artists featured here have inherited the subtle, painterly technique of Vilhelm Hammershoj, the brilliant light of the Skagen painters and the intense emotional palette of Edvard Munch.”

To enhance the Scandinavian experience, light bites and cocktails will be provided by trendy Danish restaurant Aamanns-Copenhagen, which sits nextdoor to Gateway, at events throughout the show's week-long run. Several of the artists will also be on hand to discuss their paintings.

The paintings cost several thousand dollars apiece, but viewing the artwork is free.

“Nordic Expressions” runs from Aug. 19 to 25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, at 15 Laight St. Viewings can also be scheduled by appointment by contacting info@nordicartwork.com.

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