9 03, 2020

An Artist’s Studio Life is More Than You Think | Susan Hensel Gallery

2021-09-22T11:34:41-04:00Articles, Embroidery Art|

Studio life for artist Susan Hensel is a lot of things.  It is playing with colors, materials, and ideas: the fun stuff.  It is making decisions about how to handle material mistakes: also fun stuff.  This piece, Jester: Clown of God, started as one thing and became another because of inconsistencies that turned up in the stitch-out.  I can’t even see the “problems” anymore, because the piece became itself once I draped it over a chair.  The paradoxical heaviness of the fabric against the visual lightness of spirit reminded me of a story by Tomi DiPaola: The Clown of God,  about a character who used his unique talent to bring goodness to the world. So absurd, to think that a talent for juggling could be so valued. But isn’t that what art does for us? That’s all well and good…but if you are an exhibiting artist, you will probably need to ship the work that you had so much fun making.  […]

1 03, 2020

The Unique Art of Embroidery

2020-04-07T13:46:48-04:00Embroidery Art|

The Unique Art of Embroidery is a creative and rare form of art medium. Art comes in all different kinds of style mediums such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, charcoal, chalk pastels, spray paint, and pencil. Some more artistic art mediums can include marble, steel, and wood used for sculpting your work. Embroidery although being a rarer form of art medium is loved all over the world. If you’re interested in learning more about this wonderful yet unique art medium, here are some interesting things you might want to know about The Unique Art of Embroidery. […]

12 02, 2020

In The Windows | Remaking by Kathryn D’Elia | December 2020-February 2021

2021-09-20T14:34:21-04:00Exhibition|

In The Windows | Art by Kathryn D’Elia | December 2020-February 2021 This exhibition is a collection of work created through gathered observations. These include a person, a moment of speech, shapes of a curtain, bodily structures, snow-blanketed objects. They are exaggerated, warped, stacked, built, and also lit. This is to “remake” them into something new–to create something familiar, but on edge. Explore art by Kathryn D’Elia. […]

1 02, 2020

In The Windows: Sandra Brick

2021-09-17T17:33:02-04:00Exhibition, News|

all? (white shirts from second-hand stores, hand-dyed thread and clothes pins) Sandra Brick 2020 The U.S. Declaration of Independence begins with the assertion that all are endowed with “certain unalienable rights.” Specifically, the nation’s founders listed, “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” […]

3 01, 2020

In The Windows: Kate Vinson

2021-02-16T18:24:49-05:00Exhibition, News|

My work often comes from a place of mind, body, and spirit. As a sculptor. I use easily accessible materials to create contemporary forms. These forms are grounded in an organic sensibility interpreted with an element of transformation. I enjoy exploring philosophical constructs such as being/becoming, existence/potential, ways of knowing, universality, and the lived experience. […]

3 01, 2020

In The Windows: Kate Vinson

2021-09-17T17:33:37-04:00Exhibition, News|

My work often comes from a place of mind, body, and spirit. As a sculptor. I use easily accessible materials to create contemporary forms. These forms are grounded in an organic sensibility interpreted with an element of transformation. I enjoy exploring philosophical constructs such as: being/becoming, existence/potential, ways of knowing, universality, and the lived experience. […]

3 12, 2019

Installation

2021-11-03T20:20:13-04:00Articles, Embroidery Art, News, Artists|

Installation The gallery is a quiet studio, talk radio in the background. This Saturday, it will light up with the second South Minneapolis Wild Wool Market. Ideas have been knocking around in my head that involves the little dresses again, but in 3-d with fiber. SO, I today I began. I like the relationships that are developing among the parts, although it is still too linear, simply curated objects rather than a full 3-d experience. I think the placenta dress needs to hang in space rather like the stuffed dress at the left.But with the wool market arriving in a couple of days, I will leave it as is for now. 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 [...]

18 11, 2019

More Rust Belt to Artist Belt info

2021-11-18T22:22:20-05:00Articles|

More Rust Belt to Artist Belt info The conferences started in Cleveland. You can read about the most recent conference and watch power points at this link. This is way cool stuff! Art space, who is very active here in the Twin Cities, was one of the presenters. 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. 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 intimate space. With hardwood floors and high tin ceilings. The [...]

10 11, 2019

Gallery Musings

2021-11-10T21:50:44-05:00Exhibition, Articles, Artists|

Gallery Musings Today was spent on promo for the Wool Market yawning from lack of sleep. Evaluating the results of the current show in the gallery updating the website. Interviewing several people for the potential new position of gallery associate in January, photographing fiber and recording dye results. The work day flew by, with both Zach and I smiling as we we realized our work responsibilities were waning. He has finished 2 of his three jobs before grad school and I am almost to the sabbatical date! We are both waxing philosophical/nostalgic. Even though we will be working together another 2 months!   Leslie Sobels' show comes down after Memorial Day. But we will maintain our Monday hours, getting caught up on gallery admin and planning. Web restructure and repair, generalized computer stuff! Our Fridays, which may occasionally become Thursdays or Wednesdays (call before you come). Will be spent dying and cleaning out the basement cracks, crannies and crevices to make a fuller functioning lower studio. 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 [...]

2 11, 2019

Study with Adrienne Sloane

2021-11-04T09:52:20-04:00Exhibition, Articles, News, Artists, Art|

Study with Adrienne Sloane Study with Adrienne Sloane (Leslie D., Martha B.,Deb G.,Fran N., me, Adrienne Sloane) The class, Knitting and the Political Landscape, by Adrienne Sloane, finally taught this longtime knitter (like 40 years on and off) HOW to knit. The goal was to accumulate enough skills to be able to knit in a sculptural manner. It was so HARD ON MY HANDS! (The nearly 50 years of art working have taken a toll!) BUT, stay tuned. Things may happen! I organized and added a few needles to the stash and do have plans involving shifu, audio tape and wool. It was a power-packed class. The lists and the bulletin boards barely cover the intensity. We sampled, sampled and sampled, technique after technique, stretching our knitting concepts and forms into three dimensional space. In the end, yarn bombing happened. Leslie, with the help of Martha, knit a garter for a baluster outside of Yudof Hall. Other bombs were sprinkled through McNeil Hall 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 [...]

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