For your consideration… is our first iteration of the reimagined Artspace Flatfile exhibition. As a new member of the Artspace New Haven team, I look for ways to support artists working in New Haven. In this exhibition, we exhibit the works of New Haven artists outside of extant art world hierarchies. From an open call, I curate works that explore individual differences and the vastness of how we view and value art from our shared location in New Haven.
As a result of this aim, we moved the Flatfile out into the galleries! The file stores work to protect it, not to hide it. We want our audiences to open the drawers and find what they have not yet seen before. We invite those who roam our galleries to look closer, in an accessible way, and in doing so, a sense of discovery, association, and belonging with the artists presented in the flat file.
Flatfile is about the connections we make among artists, audiences, and our shared spaces.
For Your Consideration is organized by Visual Culture Producer, Gabriel Sacco. The exhibition is supported by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and individual donors.
Micheal Corey: Creating art in various mediums is my artistic passion in life. My connection to New Haven is through the tinkerlab at the New Haven Free Public Library, and being a member of Makehaven maker space in New Haven. Learning to use new equipment including the laser vinyl cutter to create my art has been my goal. Making new connections to librarians and facilitators of members that Makehaven has been the benefit. Life is about learning and these resources and the people I’ve met along the way have been there to help me achieve my intentions.
Esthea Kim: I am an interdisciplinary artist integrating sculpture, installation, and painting. My studio is in Erector Square, in the Fair Haven area. Participating in the Open Source Festivals, formally known as City-Wide Open Studio, for five consecutive years since 2018, I have built connections with many art enthusiasts in New Haven. Currently, I am invited to join Crit Haven as a cohort 3 artist and City Gallery as a scholarship member. A two-person show is ongoing at Mactivity, and a painting is showing in the exhibition at Yale Health Center.
Jason Ting: Jason Ting (b. 1986, Johor Bahru, Malaysia) is a new media artist based in New Haven, CT with a background in Interdisciplinary Computing Arts. Jason’s work explores the interaction of light, color, and motion through digital animation and interactive installation.
Linda Lindroth: I have lived in New Haven since 1984. I owned Gallery Jazz on State Street from 1984–1987. I was the curator of the municipal Pump House Gallery in Hartford from 1990–1993. I taught courses in visual culture at Quinnipiac University from 1998–2022. My artwork is in the collections of MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and museums around the world. I am the Founder of the Social Justice Reader Fellowship at The Institute Library in New Haven.
D. Douglass: Demeree, artistically known as D. Douglas, is a mixed-media artist born and raised in Connecticut. Since moving to New Haven in 2011, Demeree has found numerous ways to use her art to connect to the city. She has held multiple art shows and volunteered to paint the Black Lives Matter mural and the visitation rooms for New Haven DCF. More recently, Demeree finished painting an underpass mural in the Fair Haven area. When it comes to art, her main objective is to ensure that the artwork she creates tells a story that is relatable to not only herself, but to the community she lives in as well.
Austen Kim: I was born in South Korea but came to the U.S. when I was 3 months old. I grew up in Hamden and spent a lot of time in New Haven as a kid. I moved back home during the beginning of the pandemic and, at that time, worked as a chef in Fairfield. I currently work at Hull’s Art Supply and Framing where I sell art products and sometimes build picture frames.
Janet Warner: I am an artist and educator based in the New Haven Connecticut area. I graduated with my MFA in 2017 from Western Connecticut University. I am an Adjunct Professor of Studio Arts, at Gateway Community College, Quinnipiac University, and Community College of Rhode Island. In 2017, was chosen to work as a draftsperson for the Sol LeWitt estate and have worked on several LeWitt wall drawings. I am a board member of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, one of the oldest art organizations in America. I have a studio in Erector Square where my grandma and her sisters worked during WWII.