“In the Elements” @ Kentler International Drawing Space

VIEW FILES: In the Elements
Curated by Sallie Mize
in conjunction with In the Elements: Selections from the Kentler FlatfilesNovember 11 – December 18, 2022ARTISTS: Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Chris Gonyea, James Jack, Ellen Kahn, Hilary Lorenz, LUCE, Kate McGloughlin, Margaret Neill, Jaanika Peerna, Josette Urso

The VIEW FILES are a publicly accessible, interactive flat file unit located in Kentler’s front gallery space. Visitors are invited to open and explore the drawers, revealing artworks related to the exhibition on view. This initiative offers direct engagement with the Flatfiles, gives added exposure to artists, and adds an element of surprise to our shows.

The Kentler Flatfiles have been an essential element of Kentler International Drawing Space since its founding in 1990. A collection of over 2,000 artworks by 290 local, national and international artists, this living archive represents the incredible breadth and diversity found in contemporary drawings and works on paper today. Selections from the Flatfiles are regularly presented in guest-curated exhibitions at Kentler and in traveling shows.

Flatfile works are held on consignment in Kentler’s showroom and are available to the public for viewing and purchase. “Focus on the Flatfiles” is a rotating selection of works on view in our front gallery space. To schedule a viewing appointment in our Flatfiles showroom or inquire about prices, please contact the gallery.

The Flatfiles Digital Archive, providing full online access to the collection, was awarded an ArtWorks grant by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2015.