Talk to Me by Ingrid Restemayer | Susan Hensel Gallery

2022-03-26T17:05:29-04:00Exhibition, Articles, News|

Ingrid Restemayer returns to Susan Hensel Gallery  for the second time with a new fiber art series titled Talk to Me. These pieces continue the strong compositions and driving aesthetic focus of the artist’s oeuvre, developing the threads she has woven so far while introducing a new set of idioms. Using handmade paper, printmaking and embroidery, Restemayer gives us a quiet, contemplative view of the ways humanity communicates with itself. The works combine colored paper as a background to etchings of animals, with embroidery that stitches the work together and adds textural elements on its own. […]

Body Work & Willow in Motion | Susan Hensel Gallery | Artsy.net

2021-11-18T22:57:51-05:00Exhibition, News|

BODY WORK & Willow in Motion at Susan Hensel Gallery by Martha Bird Susan Hensel Gallery is proud to present Minneapolis, multidisciplinary artist Martha Bird’s new show Willow in Motion in the Windows on Cedar Project and Body Work on artsy.net. Running from November 15th, 2021 to January 15th, 2022, Body Work exhibits Bird’s intricately created natural fiber works. Using willow the artist raises and/or harvests herself according to sustainable practices, Bird creates captivating pieces that talk about the complex struggles and triumphs of the body. These works include her well known spiral forms that mimic the organic geometry of everything from the smallest creatures to the largest galaxies. The exhibit also contains sculptural objects that examine personal experiences of trauma and injury in diverse ways. The largest number of works are in the Artsy show. A few are in the windows. Driveby, take bus#23 and see if you can figure out which pieces are here IN REAL LIFE! […]

The “Geist” of Dean Ebben

2022-01-17T15:25:24-05:00Articles, News|

The "Geist" of Dean Ebben Geist is a word that comes up in discussion with Dean Ebben...There is not a precise definition or translation of it. But it seems to be the "uber" meaning, the unspoken totality or subconscious underpinnings of experiences. It relates to his understanding of the meaning of "wisdom work." Although Dean works in the Museum of Biblical Art, his understanding of wisdom work is not a religious one. Like the writers of deep history, he seeks wisdom through the exploration of ideas, materials, mythology and narrative...He seeks the "geist." Dean has made a series entitled Geist .They are gouache paintings, painted on over beaten flax that he beat and sheet-formed at Cave Paper in Minneapolis, MN. The images stem from imagination, dreams, personal mythology, media, art history and popular culture. The series continues with increasing subtlety and will likely be part of his show. In the House of the Mineral Spirits, opening in January. About Susan Hensel Gallery Opened September 10th, 2004 Susan Hensel Gallery was a gallery/ workspace presenting 5-6 shows per year devoted to the concept of narrative in the arts in an intimate space, with hardwood floors and high [...]

From Rust Belt to Artist Belt

2021-11-18T22:49:27-05:00Articles, News, Art|

From Rust Belt to Artist Belt Leslie Sobel, here tonight in the gallery. Is involved in the Rust Belt to Artist Belt conferences and was instrumental to bringing the conference to Detroit. http://www.detroitmakeithere.com/article/20100405/DM01/304059989 April 2010... "Wayne State University's Tech Town led the city's bid for the conference. Working with a number of other local organizations, including The Heidelberg Project, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and WSU College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts. The group should know in the next couple of weeks when the conference will be held, said Julie Brock, development director for Tech Town. Tech Town has hired Leslie Sobel. An independent artist from Milan and president of the Milan Area Arts Council. To help plan the conference and to expand participation of arts organizations beyond Detroit to those in other Southeast Michigan counties, Brock said. “The conference is centered on the idea that rust belt cities are the perfect breeding ground for new artists. With low-cost living, industrial spaces and open land you can't get in New York or (Los Angeles,)” Brock said. “Because it's been so successful in Cleveland the past two years. They wanted one of [...]