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Opening Reception | Hanne Støvring “Nordic Light & Metropolitan Moods”
Thursday, 2 February, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artist & Master of Art history
Born in 1978 in Denmark. Hanne Støvring belongs to the young generation of painters of Bornholm. The small coastal town Gudhjem on the faraway island Bornholm in the Baltic Sea has been the home of her studio. Here on the edge of Denmark, under clear sky and with the open sea to the great world, through her intense senses she experiences the scenery of the summer night where magic rule in the bluish white vibrating light, the changing weather, the intimate calmness and the nuances of colors over sea and sky. The titles of the paintings suggest that she focuses on human life and solidarity and nature moods. She tells stories of compassion and passion, caresses, awakening and dreams, hopes and miracles. Hannes work can be found in private collections all over the world.
In 2014 Hanne moved to New York – and currently she lives and works in New York City. The palette has changed since she arrived, she says.’ More strong colors have appeared in the sceneries – bright red, green, yellow and blue. Very vibrant and energetic. But also grey has become part of my reality. The city has an impact and an influence on me – as on everyone else. ‘ Latest development is a New York series.
Hanne had two shows in Los Angeles in the Fall of 2016 and is currently also showing her pieces at The Danish Consulate General of New York, The Danish Mission to the United Nations in New York and with RIVAA Gallery at Roosevelt Island. In Denmark she’s exhibiting at Galleri Himmerland, Northern Jutland and Galleri Brøddegade 22, Bornholm. This summer and Fall (June-October) she will be exhibiting at The Danish Museum in Iowa.
Hanne is also working for the Danish National Gallery. She’s responsible of developing ‘AFSMK – American Friends of SMK’, an organization and a friendship scheme which aims to strengthen the ties between SMK and its American friends and audiences. AFSMK creates opportunities in Denmark and in the United States for people to broaden their understanding and deepen their ties to Danish culture by supporting and participating in the collection, exhibitions and activities of the SMK-museum and exchange.