Art at 801


801 Lofts presents art openings three times a year. The three-story atrium and public space is a gallery, Art at 801, to local and national artists who display their work on an ongoing basis.

Art and artisans change every four months to display new talent and media. Gallery openings offer residents and the association a chance to open their doors to friends, family and others who want to support our local art community.







801 Washington Lofts Art at 801 Gallery presents

Glenn Grafelman, Valerie Jenkins, Walter Jost and Lisa Nebenzahl

Opening reception
Saturday, February 25th, 2017 6pm to 9pm  

Music by jazz and blues band TERRAPLANE

Show runs through June 2017

801 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis


Humanature brings together the work of four artists who work at the intersections of installation, painting, drawing, photography and assemblage.

Glenn Grafelman

My selection of oil on linen paintings, blend the spiritual aspects of the non-objective with logic of geometry. These paintings demonstrate the coexistence between search and formality, creating depth of field that is contrary to our literal world. My paintings rebuke the recognizable, illustrative considerations of subject matter practiced today.


Walter Jost

My work for the past 25 years has been centered around smaller, more intimate assemblages and paintings. I use geometric abstraction as a vehicle to understanding the world, the symmetry/asymmetry, the beauty. Each of the pieces is an individual element, simply expressing a moment. Hung together a somewhat cloudy narrative where emerging and fading take place, a sort of dance.

Valerie Jenkins

“Figure/Ground” is the continuation of work that examines the interplay between perception and meaning. Bringing together drawings, objects and digital photos, I am creating a tableaux that is intended to operate as a visual poem; juxtaposition, fragmentation, separation, illusion, disruption, contradiction, and connectedness, form the syntax of a grammar rooted in psychological and bodily experience; that reverberates within the social sphere, and that embraces the precarious relationship between seeing and knowing.


Lisa Nebenzahl

My photographic work examines themes of fragility and resilience, loss and persistence and the passage of time. I explore these metaphors using shadow, light and manipulation, working with leaves, branches, water and flowers. I’ve explored working with the element of chance and serendipity; this body of work is an exploration of two veins - working with multiple-printing montages and reinterpreting the montage through the process of platinum printing, and folded photographs constructions.

Art at 801 Gallery in the 801 Lofts, promotes art to neighborhood residents and art lovers thru periodic openings, gallery style presentations and exclusive access to private showings… and more. 



Art at 801 Gallery
801 Washington Lofts
801 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis

Jan Elftmann