VIEW FILES: The Essential Kentler Flatfiles
Curator: David Houston
Artists: Jarrod Beck, Beth Caspar, Alexander Gorlizki, Joachim Griess, Molly Heron, Toine Horvers, Richard Howe, James Jack, Michael Kukla, Nancy Manter, Margaret Neill, Jaanika Peerna, Taney Roniger, Mimmo Roselli, Susan Schwalb, Martin ZetThe 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.
David Houston is a Brooklyn based art historian and curator. He was the Chief Curator and Co-Director at the Ogden Museum, Director of Curatorial at The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Director and Chief Curator of the Bartlett Center at Columbus State University. He has taught the history and theory of art at Clemson University, Brandenburg Technische Universitat, and The University of New Orleans.