JUST LOOKING

August 8th—29th, 2008

Opening Reception
Fri, August 8th, 2008, 5 - 9 p.m.

Based on the simple question Do you ever feel like someone is watching? and the power of the feminine gaze, Just Looking was an intricate and invasive installation of interactive art by Susan Hensel herself. The culmination of just under 3 years of preparation, Just Looking was comprised of a wall of over 600 self-portraits of the artist set into a grid that then served as a backdrop for live projections of people attending the opening.

Susan's son, John Hensel, also debuted a series of recent photographs. The series, entitled Eyes presented super-macro shots of just that...eyes! A tight comparison of miniature details from one eye to the next spoke of themes of identity and unity which were an excellent compliment to the content of Susan's installation.

Two limited edition books were also made from select self-portraits from the series and are available for purchase for $25 each, or $40 for the pair.
To purchase call 612.722.2324 or e-mail Susan.

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Witness
I Am My Own Witness

Guests returned on August 27th for a special Artist's Unite meeting and neighborhood potluck for which Just Looking was up and running again.