Still Life: Karin Broos Exhibition
Saturday, July 15 – Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Still Life: Karin Broos solo exhibition of large-scale paintings at the American Swedish Institute is the U.S. debut by Karin Broos, one of the most acclaimed artists working in Sweden today.
Broos draws from her early experience with abstract painting to create contemplative and photo-realistic works, often inspired by an empathetic woman’s perspective. Her paintings depict wistful scenes of forests and lakes from around her home in Värmland, Sweden, and thoughtful portraits of her family including daughters and grandchildren. The exhibition encompasses about 55 paintings, representing new works created from 2011 to present, with many being shown publicly for the first time. Seemingly everyday environments are frozen in time, creating a frame of reference unique to the relationship between the subject and the artist.
Read a recent article by Pamela Espeland of MinnPost's Artscape about the exhibition.
Here's a video about the exhibition (in Swedish).
"I cannot tell you enough how much my wife and I enjoyed viewing the Still Life: Karin Broos exhibit on Sunday. The paintings are amazing. The film her daughter Sara made was especially illuminating. I watched it twice! And I expect we will return just to enjoy the exhibit again before it leaves. Thank you for bringing this wonderful exhibit to Minneapolis and the ASI."
"t also occurred to me as we read the poems and short essays by the Native American writers and poets that I would love to see these writings collected, along with images of the paintings that inspired them, in a book.... he writings were so heart-felt and really added to the understanding of the paintings" - Doug Verdier
Curator-Led Cocktail Tours: View Still Life: Karin Broos
It’s triple-winning combination—a curator-led tour of the Still Life: Karin Broos exhibition, customized cocktails, and fine FIKA consumables. Take a private evening stroll through the galleries and Mansion with long-time, ASI Curator, Curt Pederson.
Broos' photo-realistic paintings offer a uniquely female perspective, often focusing on her daughters and grandchildren, set in contemplative scenes around her home and in the forests and lakes in Värmland, SE.
The exhibition encompasses about 55 paintings, created from 2011 to present, with many being shown publicly for the first time. Join Pederson to learn more about Broos' techniques, the symbolism and significance of location in her art, as well as Broos’ stature as an artist in Sweden.
What’s more, enjoy the award-winning FIKA Café’s light bites and cocktail creations!
Each tour can accomodate 26 people.
Tours repeat throughout the summer.
Admission info for non-members.