A reception in celebration of Christopher Sorenson’s showcase, “Tradition Reinterpreted,” at Norway House will be held on Friday, December 21st at 6:00pm. Meet the artist, and enjoy light refreshments in the Coltvet room. There is no cost to attend, though we do appreciate your RSVP.
Christopher Sorenson’s artwork feels right at home in Norway House. Drawing on the Nordic family Yuletide tradition of papercutting, Sorenson’s inspired interpretations of the woven heart are a result of an intricate creative process.
“Visually, this work has been about exploring old folk techniques of tapestry, weaving, and rosemaling. I love those traditions and my challenge is to reinterpret them into something new and contemporary. Thematically this work is about connection, joining together, unison, and love. It’s about gardens, flowers, fertility and feminine power.”
Christopher Sorenson tends to work in a variety of media. Sometimes paint on canvas, sometimes fabric tapestry, often a mixture. His popular “Chomp!” series, pop-depictions of colorful lips and vampire teeth, is well known among galleries and fans throughout the Midwest. Today, Sorenson currently lives and works in Duluth. He has a background in Scandinavian Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College.
His work is on display in the lower level of Norway House, in the Coltvet Room, throughout the run of Gingerbread Wonderland, until January 6th.