Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Art Talk: Anne-Karin Furunes TONIGHT

Anne-Karin Furunes (Norwegian, b.1961), Portraits of Pictures - Portrait 18, 2007, acrylic on canvas, perforated, 88-1/4 x 63 inches, image courtesy of Barry Friedman Ltd.

Tonight at the UW Art Museum, Norwegian artist Anne-Karin Furunes will present a public Art Talk at 7 pm. Furunes paints large scale canvases either white or black, and then hand-perforates the canvas to create a portrait. The highlights and shadows created by the holes causes the image to shift and change as the viewer moves around the paintings. Using images from archives, and contemporary images taken from public places, Furunes restores an individual identity to each of her portraits.

The Art Talk tonight is free and open to the public. Furunes will also be holding a Gallery Walk Through on Friday, beginning at 4:30 pm. For more information on these programs, please call the Art Museum at 307.766.6622.

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