Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
The videos were beautiful!
Tomorrow, I will begin to show you how this corner was used!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The performance this Friday is entitled Bound
Jon Wickham, Rolling in Plastic Tapestry
Northeast Minneapolis resident Jon Wickham has lived in Minnesota all his life; he grew up in a small agricultural community but moved to the city in 1992 and has been around the local musicscene for many years. In his spare time he enjoys gardening and riding his motorcycle. This is his first time participating in performance art.
Jennifer Markey, Playing Silverware
Country singer-songwriter Jennifer Markey can frequently be seen playing with her band, the Tennessee Snowpants, at clubs around the Twin Cities. They put out two albums in 2010; "We're All Going To Hell!" and "The Sparta Session." They will be back in the studio in summer 2011 to record their third release.
MC Hyland, Aggressive Bread Kneader
Poet MC Hyland’s chapbooks include “Every Night in Magic City” (H_NGM_N, 2010), “Residential, As In” (Blue Hour Press, 2009) and “the hesitancies” (Small Fires Press, 2006, with Kate Lorenz and Friedrich Kerksieck). Her first full-length collection, “Neveragainland,” is forthcoming this winter from Lowbrow Press.
Read some poetry here:
Hyland lives in Minneapolis, where she runs DoubleCross Press and the Pocket Lab Reading Series and works as an administrator and occasional letterpress instructor at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Tom Evans, Portable Victrola Scratching
Lives in New York City he is the assistant to the artist and has hitched himself to a runaway train.
Nancy Morris, Kick Drum
In the House of the Mineral Spirits
by Dean Ebben
opens Friday, Jan 14
performance begins at 7pm
Coco Mault at CityPages wrote about the show as did Jessica Armbruster. We could not be MORE pleased!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
What will tomorrow bring?
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
A RE-GRAND OPENING
SUSAN HENSEL GALLERY
In the House of the Mineral Spirits
Jan 14- Feb 28
The Susan Hensel Gallery has been quiet for the last six months, but that is about to change. On January 14, a new show In the House of the Mineral Spirits, by Dean Ebben, will kick off the final full season of Susan Hensel Gallery before retirement, with performance, installation and works on paper. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, January 14, 6-10pm, with a performance that begins at 7pm.
It will be a visually, aurally rich evening with a gift at the end. Much of the evening will be given over to a performance and series of video projections with live and recorded gamelan music. The central performer of the evening will interact with woven structures, symbolic ice, a starlit sky and sound. In the end, the pieces of the performance are ephemeral and will be transformed on site into free gifts. But the videos and the installation will remain, looping and interacting with the local environment for the duration of the show.
In The House of The Mineral Spirits is a play on words and meanings. The idea of the house is a metaphor of one’s inner-self. “We all have spirits, ghosts, even demons that haunt us in our past, present, and future. The mineral spirits are poison, alcohol, things that evaporate. They are ethereal and clear.”
Dean Ebben’s work always begins as a biographical narrative, taking on a life of its own, building with the response of the viewers. He sees this show as a “wisdom work," seeking wisdom through the exploration of ideas, materials, mythology, and narrative. By using his own observations and experiences in a subtle visual context, he requires the viewers to look carefully and ask themselves what they find significant
Dean Ebben grew up in the Twin Cities, graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Pratt Institute. His media is drawing... but not in the way that most people think of drawing...as an elegant line of pen or pencil. He works with multi-media in a meditative manner akin to the discovery process inherent in drawing. In this show you will see video, performance, artists books, sculpture, gouache paintings, and cyanotype.
In a world of mass culture, which inflicts sensory overload, people tend to become desensitized to visual culture. Ebben asks the viewer to stop and look closely to find what is significant. Finding wisdom through observation and reflection.
As things in the show transform themselves, as videos loop to provide different glimpses into new realities, this show will be an exciting and apt beginning to a transitional year in the life of Susan Hensel Gallery.
WHAT: IN THE HOUSE OF THE MINERAL SPIRITS
Installation, performance and works on paper
WHEN: January 14-February 28, 2011
Reception: Friday, January 14, 6-10pm
Performance at @ 7pm, Jan 14
WHERE: Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave S
CONTACT: Susan Hensel 612 722-2324