Focus on the Flatfiles: Movement in Black & White

January 15 – February 19, 2017
Opening Reception
January 15, 2017
Ernst Benkert, Herbert Brün, Takuji Hamanaka, Richard Howe, Morgan O’Hara, Joel Sokolov
Related exhibition
Kellie O'Dempsey & Jennifer Wroblewski, Resistance Movement

About the exhibition


The first in a series of rotating selections from the Kentler Flatfiles, on view in our front gallery space. 

The Kentler Flatfiles have been an essential element of the gallery since its founding in 1990. A compendium of over 2,000 works on paper by 250 local, national and international artists, this living archive represents the incredible breadth and variety of contemporary drawings, prints & works on paper. The Flatfiles are available for viewing and purchase by the public. Seventy-five percent of each sale goes directly to the artist with twenty-five percent supporting Kentler’s nonprofit mission.
The Flatfiles are an important resource for artists, collectors, curators, and all those interested in the field of drawing. In 2015, Kentler received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create the Kentler Flatfiles Digital Archive, a custom database and website offering expanded public access to the collection. Selections from the Flatfiles are regularly presented in guest-curated exhibitions at Kentler and in traveling shows. The current initiative, Focus on the Flatfiles, will showcase rotating artworks from the collection in response to solo exhibitions.