WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC presents “Inger Johanne Grytting: Life Lines,” a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings. This is Grytting’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and includes over twenty-five artworks from the 1990s to the present. The exhibition is curated by James Cavello in keeping with the core gallery program highlighting the culturally rich artistic history of the Bowery Arts District.
Inger Johanne Grytting is exclusively represented by Westwood Gallery NYC and the exhibition will be on view from November 19, 2022 – January 14, 2023.
Inger Johanne Grytting is a Norwegian-born, New York-based artist who has lived on the Bowery since 1972. She began her art career in Norway studying oil painting. After Grytting arrived in New York, she studied sculpture under modernist Chaim Gross (1904-1991), and was also mentored by the well-known Norwegian artist, Jan Groth (1938-2022), whose oeuvre focuses on the line and picture plane.
With her formative background in sculpture, in the early 1990s Grytting transitioned to painting figurative subjects in reductive and surreal juxtapositions with natural elements. She was always keen on energy, nature and a subtlety of light reminiscent of northern Norway.