DateNovember 4 – December 17, 2023
Opening ReceptionNovember 4, 2023
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About the exhibition
Focus on the Flatfiles: LIKENESS
Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles
Curated by Sallie Mize
November 4 - December 17, 2023
Focus on the Flatfiles: LIKENESS features 10 drawings and prints from the Kentler Flatfiles, presented in conjunction with Shelby Shadwell’s solo exhibition, HAECCEITY. The word likeness may refer to an exact depiction or semblance of a thing. Each of these artworks shows a subject in close foreground, imbued with quiet, enigmatic presence. The exhibition explores the concepts of ambiguous portraiture and “this-ness” that are intrinsic to Shadwell’s work.
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 270 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 appointment. Sixty-five percent of each sale goes directly to the artist with thirty-five percent supporting Kentler’s nonprofit mission.