Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (DK)

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard was founded in 1999 and moved to its current location in the Meat Packing District in 2007. The gallery represents established international artists based around a core focus on the most important Danish painters of the current and recent generations. The gallery regularly participates in international fairs including the Armory and Art Cologne, and runs Ekely, a shop with prints, editions, books and ceramics by gallery artists and special projects by invited guests.

Emily Gernild (DK)

Emily Gernild’s paintings present a series of lush tableaux within the still life tradition that take exception to commonly held notions of the genre. Rather than chanelling the finality of ‘nature morte’, her works are filled with the promise of vitality and the potentiality of being. Lying seductively between abstraction and representation, her opulent paintings exude a deep sensory awareness of colour and shape. Rabbit-skin glue imbues her paintings with an ethereal and shimmery quality, as the organic material permeates their surfaces. Painted in earthy tones and saturated hues, fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetation and flower buds are seen alongside jugs of creamy milk and rich, dark soil, embodying a desire for nourishment that sustains the continuous cycle of life. As if filled to the brim, her painted cups generously ‘runneth over’ with the cloying sweetness of port wine. Perhaps preoccupied by existential thought, at times a darkness pervades the paintings, alluding to the divergent peripheries of abundance.

Danish artist Emily Gernild (1985, Odense) lives and works in Copenhagen. She graduated from Funen Art Academy in 2016) and Düsseldorf Kunstakademie in 2014. Her work is in the collection of the Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Denmark and Trapholt Museum, Denmark.

Red Onion Earth

Mixed media
2022

 

Napoleonshat på fad

Rabbit-skin glue, acrylic, oil and oil stick on linen
2023

 

Night Sky of Cosmos

Gesso, watercolour, rabbit-skin glue, acrylic and oil on linen
2022

 

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in the Meatpacking District in Copenhagen