Well, øh my! If you have any interest in Norway and/or art, you ought to mark your calendar for 6:00 PM tomorrow, November 12th, 2009, cause that’s when you can see Norwegian Instant Art at Dow Place, aka the little alley off of Second Street between Folsom and Harrison across the street from Maya. I hear they’ll have some vin there, plus the Honorable Consul General – he’ll be there, plus maybe you can buy some art. Check it:
“Norwegian artists painting in the streets of San Francisco. Four female Norwegian artists are exploring the local art scene in an on-site art project entitled Norwegian Instant Art. Their goal is to develop and present Norwegian contemporary art in San Francisco, and to fuel future cultural exchange by donating sales proceeds to the Norwegian American Cultural Foundation.”
Presenting, straight outta Oslo, artists Kristin Romberg, Ingrid A. Tronstad, Pippip Ferner and Kristine Maudal. Do you think they’re having fun in the 415? Anyway, they were painting up a storm yesterday afternoon:
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Everybody loves Norway, right? See you there!
Nov. 2-11: EXPLORE San Francisco and the Bay Area, and TRANSFORM impressions into art. Place: In and outside 77 Dow Place
Nov. 12: PERFORM by presenting the project and artwork to the public in an exhibition at Anodyne Designs premises
November 12, 2009, Anodyne Designs, 77 Dow Place, Suite 100
6:00 pm Mingling
6:30 pm Welcome/Official opening by the Norwegian Consul, Geir Tønnessen
7:00 pm Artists’ presentation and walk through exhibition. Enjoy the art/food/drinks/good friends
10:00 pm The end
Proceeds will be donated to the Norwegian American Cultural Foundation.
These four contemporary artists, Ingrid A. Tronstad, Kristine Maudal, Pippip Ferner and Kristin Romberg, are all based in the Oslo area. They explain their project as starting on blank sheets of paper with four open minds. They do not really know what the actual outcome will be. The project thus is as much about exploring the process as it is about creating a result.
These are all well established artists withinteresting backgrounds – both educational and projectwise, with several solo/project exhibitions and group exhibitis. Their permanent installations in public or corporate spaces range from Kristine Maudal’s piece in the Cave Bar in Barcelona to Kristin Romberg’s works in the Norwegian Embassy in Riga (Latvia).
This is the third issue of the Instant Art project series. For ten days the artists will explore San Francisco and the Bay area and instantly transform their impressions into art. There will be a project exhibition on November 12, hosted by the Norwegian Consulate, and opened by the Norwegian Consul Geir Tønnesen. The event will take place at Anodyne Designs premises on 77 Dow Place at 6pm-10pm.
To the general public, this project is unique in that it offers a chance to meet four individually different Norwegian artists in one show. Also, people are invited to participate in the creative process from start to finish, either through the project blog or by dropping in while they work.
The project is sponsored locally by Norway House Foundation and the Norwegian Consulate in addition to commercial investors H&H partners.