“We don’t want people to feel like art is something they don’t understand. We want them to just come in and feel like there are no restrictions and we want there to be a certain openness that welcomes them in,” says Halvorsen. The gallery represents both Norwegian and international contemporary artists and features individual and group exhibitions. This autumn, Kunstgalleriet will be exhibiting the works of Anita Tjemsland, Magne Furuholmen and Erling Valtyrson, the latter having previously exhibited his work at the gallery in 2008, when Queen Sonja of Norway bought several of his mezzotint pieces.

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