After having published books, making wine with his friends at NonDos and Castell D’Age (Catalunya), Norwegian artist and multitalent, Sondre Lerche, was still hungry for more. But what should a multitalented artist do?

Working on his (now) critically acclaimed album «Avatars of Love» last year (2022), it suddenly hit him: make art of course! Hence, he teamed up with now nationally renowned contemporary artist, Nikolai Torgersen aka «Emogutt» and together they started working on a series of drawings, paintings and posters in relation to his album «Avatars Of Love».

Both the album and the exhibition received national praise through ecstatic reviews and ratings, and ever since the concerts and art pieces have been sold out throughout Norway.

In the aftermath, post-covid and with open borders once again, Sondre. has again returned to the life of touring and has spread his love throughout both the US and is now on. a Norwegian tour this summer of 2022. With the song «Avatars of Love» being written and the first samples also recorded at Trevarefabrikken during some winter days in March of 2021, it was only natural for Sondre to do a Pop-up-exhibition exclusively at Trevarefabrikken in Henningsvær this summer.

Two of the audio-visual boxes from the original»Avatars of Love»-exhibition have for the summer been moved to Trevarefabrikken and will be open for the public for free for the month of July 2022. Inside them the viewer will meet both the works of Nikolai Torgersen and audio and video from Sondre Lerche in a «emotionally touching and transcendent way».

The 40 works that Nikolai Torgersen made for the exhibition in Bergen where immediately sold and the profit donated to organizations working to help struggling youth that Nikolai relates to: Barn Av Rusmisbrukere, Kirkens bymisjon, samt Flyktninghjelpens arbeid i Ukraina.

After a little vernissage (which is held in the 3rd floor of. Trevarefabrikken), Sondre will have an artist talk and wine tasting in the wine bar on the 2nd floor, where we will discuss art, love, his new project with Frank Cornelissen and even taste some of the lovely grape juice he is producing in southern Europe and his new acclaimed alcohol free cider!

*If you want to taste Sondre Lerche’s wine series «Patos» after the vernissage, you can buy a flight for 350 NOK in the wine bar (3 glasses). You are more than welcome to attend regardless of if you just want to experience the vernissage, the talk or both of the – with or without drinks.
**For the vernissage, everybody will get a taste of Lerche’s new alcohol free cider!