Above: Keith Spears, Frankfort Avenue (detail), watercolor on paper.
IN THE NEWS
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ABOUT WHEELHOUSE ART
In 1990, Brenda Deemer founded B. Deemer Gallery in Louisville's historic Crescent Hill neighborhood. Deemer successfully established and maintained the premiere art gallery in Louisville for over 30 years.
On January 1, 2021, Brenda Deemer sold the gallery to Daniel Pfalzgraf, a curator, former employee, and occasional artist. Pfalzgraf has continued to build on the strong foundation created by Deemer, continuing to expand the business and renaming it WheelHouse Art, LLC.
In addition to providing clients with fine art, WheelHouse Art is dedicated to assisting in presentation and care of the art through its highly respected custom framing department. The gallery offers experienced professional advice in the proper preservation care and appropriate design of custom framing choices. The gallery’s custom framing department uses proper archival and reversible custom picture framing methods and materials so the art will be less subject to fading, staining and acid burn which can cause irreparable damage to artwork.
Daniel Pfalzgraf developed the concept of WheelHouse Art over the past 15 years working in the Louisville art market. Recognizing the gaps in the market, WheelHouse Art is positioned to serve as a central network to support the art community by making it easier for people to participate in the art market.
The name WheelHouse Art is inspired by Chapter 11 of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu:
Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes which make it useful.
Therefore profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.
WheelHouse Art is the central hub for all art related activities and services in Louisville. The outer rim of the wheel represents the art market. The spokes of the wheel are the art, goods, and services WheelHouse Art provides to the community. The central hole is the demand for the goods and services that makes the business useful.
The spokes of the wheel include:
- Artist Representation
- Custom Framing
- Art sales (primary and secondary art market)
- Exhibitions (in house, pop-up temporary spaces, guest spaces, and online)
- Curation and art advising
- Art installation services
- Packing and shipping
- Art restoration
- Appraisal services
WheelHouse Art is listed in the Art in America Guide
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