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The Nerve of Drawing: Three Artists from the Kentler Flatfiles


Wednesday, November 11 - 7:00 PM
$5 – Includes Reception


This panel features artists whose interpretation of drawing expands the definition of the genre. Selected from the gallery’s database of artists, Marietta Hoferer, Richard Howe and Joanne Howard will present and discuss their work. The moderator is Florence Neal: artist, Director and Co-Founder of the Kentler International Drawing Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn.


Marietta Hoferer
Marietta Hoferer was born in Hausach, Germany and currently lives and works in New York City. She studied for one year at Hunter College in NYC and received her MFA from Hochschule der Kuenste in Berlin, Germany. Her work has been exhibited regularly in the United States and in Europe and is represented in private and public collections including the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard in Cambridge, MA, the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR, The Bellagio Collection in Las Vegas, NV, The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, Germany. Hoferer has been awarded numerous fellowships including residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Edward Albee Foundation. She has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 1994 and in 2009 a NYFA grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work was recently shown in group shows including the Drawing Center in NYC, Hosfelt Gallery NY and San Francisco, Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, CA, Artsites in Riverhead, NY, the International Women Artists' Biennale at Incheon in Seoul, Korea and the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, NY. She has currently a solo show at KunstBuero in Berlin, Germany and a wall installation at the New York Public Library in Mid-Manhattan.


Richard Howe
Richard Howe’s paintings, drawings, and photographs have been shown in New York and elsewhere since 1991. His work is represented in numerous private collections as well as in the collections of Cantor,Fitzgerald (NY), the Columbus (GA) Museum, and the Kentler Flatfiles. Selections from The Manhattan Street Corners, his comprehensive survey of everyday life in Manhattan, have been featured in The NewYork Times Sunday Edition and are in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress. Originally trained as a musician, Howe studied composition with Wolf Rosenberg and Herbert Brün and worked for Lejaren Hiller and John Cage. His work as an artist owes much to both, as well as to the painters John Hultberg, Larry Goldsmith, and Darragh Park, and to the photographer Becket Logan. Howe’s work in all media reflects his concern with statistical processes in which structure and chaos, chance and necessity, the signs of intentionality and the marks of its absence, dissolve into one another in elusive and unstable moments of ambiguous equilibrium. A representative selection of Howe’s work may be viewed at richardhowe.net.


Joanne Howard
Joanne Howard works in a variety of mediums both two and three dimensionally.  The precarious state of nature and its relationship to the human psyche, our attraction to pattern and compulsion to create order are her primary focus as an artist.  Whether working in painting, sculpture or most recently stop-motion animation, drawing on paper has been a constant throughout a 25+ year studio practice. In addition, she is set designer for Brooklyn based theater company, Big Dance Theater, who will present their new piece "Comme Toujour/Here I Stand this October at The Kitchen in Chelsea. Joanne's drawings can be seen in the flat files at Kentler International Drawing Space, Peirogi 2000 and on The Drawing Center website.


Dialogues in the Visual Arts is a forum for issues relevant to emerging and mid-career artists working today.  The series’ Curator, Susan Fleminger, is Deputy Director of the Abrons Arts Center of Henry Street Settlement.  She has overseen exhibitions that include an exchange between New York and Parisian printmakers and the In-SITES series for which artists designed improvements for Lower East Side streets, gardens and schools.


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