15 05, 2022

Give it a punch! Christopher Rowley’s Technique.

2022-05-17T22:50:31-04:00Articles, Artists|

Give it a punch! Christopher Rowley’s Technique The Regrettable Truth of the Cliché  by Christopher Rowley opened on Artsy.net today!  What amazing work.  Four of his pieces are in the Windows on Cedar Project  at Susan Hensel Gallery as well, so people who are local or travel to Minneapolis can see them in person.  […]

10 05, 2022

Leap of Faith opens Friday

2022-05-10T20:54:59-04:00Exhibition, Articles, Art|

Leap of Faith opens Friday The floor is still dirty, flotsam and jetsum abound and the lights need adjusting. But, the show is hung in the Susan Hensel Gallery. And it is almost ready at ArtSpace as well, thanks to Sue Goodspeed and Dale Kennedy. Today I have a few rough pictures of the SHD space. I do like to show you the installations in process, from chaos to completion. But I was too tired and spacey after staying up watching the election results to photograph the fulll effect! This portion of the show looks very pre-election: it is rather somber in tone. But the windows! Oh you must drive by at night! Local artist Debora Miller installed a brillant, glowing, colorful site specific installation called Collection. It lights the night! Tomorrow, I will try to photograph the ArtSpace portion of the show. Ta,ta! Susan Hensel Gallery The focus of Susan Hensel Gallery is on compelling objects, meaningful use of materials, and engaging sculpture. It is a gallery where experimental ideas and works of the hand join to create unique sensory experiences. Opened September 10th, 2004 Susan Hensel Gallery is a [...]

9 05, 2022

New Exhibition | Christopher Rowley | Susan Hensel Gallery

2022-05-10T18:10:48-04:00Exhibition|

Opening Soon The Regrettable Truth of the Cliché by Christopher Rowley May 15 – July 15, 2022 I first became aware of Christopher Rowley’s art work when I juried the textile section of the fine arts competition at the Minnesota State Fair in 2021. I was blown away!  Indeed I gave him an award. And we immediately met for coffee  to talk about gallery representation! […]

5 05, 2022

A James Lawrence piece still on the wall

2022-05-05T19:32:20-04:00Articles|

A James Lwrence piece still on the wall This piece is available at the Take Down/ Take Home event scheduled 2/21/09. Stay tuned for more pieces. Susan Hensel Gallery The focus of Susan Hensel Gallery is on compelling objects, meaningful use of materials, and engaging sculpture. It is a gallery where experimental ideas and works of the hand join to create unique sensory experiences. Opened September 10th, 2004 Susan Hensel Gallery is a gallery/ workspace presenting 5-6 shows per year in an intimate space, with hardwood floors and high tin ceilings. In 2013 the interior space reverted to a working studio for Susan Hensel where she continues to work on small and large scale artwork that engages both sculptural and cultural space. You can find her current work at www.SusanHenselProjects.com. The Susan Hensel Gallery is now both a large window gallery on Cedar Avenue, a main thoroughfare in south Minneapolis, and an online venture represented on Artsy.net. About Susan Hensel Gallery – Contemporary Art by Susan Hensel 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 [...]

21 04, 2022

COVID-19 And Art, Time-No-Time

2022-04-21T12:35:47-04:00Articles|

COVID-19 And Art, Time-No-Time My friends and I named the epidemic the “TIME-NO-TIME”. But, the interaction of COVID-19 and art, the epidemic cancelled my exhibition schedule in one fell swoop. After 50 years of making and exhibiting artwork at almost all times…the work had nowhere to go. Of course, the first response was panic. In order to assert a little control over the TIME-NO-TIME, I decided to study and learn more about the trends in the global art market. I enrolled in an intensive class on artwork economics with Christie’s Auction House, studying under Dr. Clare McAndrew, a world-renowned analyst of global art business. I had been observing the changes happening re: online sales. All indications were that this segment would grow during the pandemic, reduce somewhat as it died down, but remain at 15-25% of sales going forward.     Moving Online: COVID-19 And Art Subsequently, several things intersected. I had hired Faceless Marketing, a full-service marketing agency prior to COVID-19, to re-brand me, polish up my personal website as well as my gallery website, and create a real presence on the internet. I was looking for more ways to exhibit even though galleries and museums were shut down. The first thing [...]