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UW Art Museum presents Large-Scale Portraits by Norwegian Artist Anne-Karin Furunes

September 13, 2010

Norwegian artist Anne-Karin Furunes' large-scale images are featured in the University of Wyoming art exhibition "Anne-Karin Furunes: Portraits of Unknowns." Furunes will host an art talk on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. and a gallery walk through Friday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m.

She creates large-scale images by perforating black or white painted canvases with thousands of various sized holes. Reminiscent of the half-tone dot pattern of the newspaper photograph, Furunes' images appear to be photographic representations of her subjects when viewed from a distance. Up close, the images become an abstract dot pattern.

A professor and dean of Norway's Trondheim Art Academy, Furunes studied at the National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo. She is well known in Europe and Australia; her introduction to the United States was through a 2007 Barry Friedman LTD exhibition in New York City.

For additional information on exhibitions and programs, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit the museum's Web site at or blog at

"Imagine learning from the masters" is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum's programs. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays. Admission is free.

This is among the portraits that can be seen in Norwegian artist, Anne-Karin Furunes' art exhibition at the UW Art Museum. (Barry Friedman Ltd.)

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