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Schick Art Gallery

Indelible: Works in Ink from Pierogi Gallery and Flat Files

March 19 – April 19, 2020

sadly, we are closed until further notice due to Skidmore College's covid 19 precautions. please check this website for updates.


The Schick Art Gallery is pleased to present Indelible: Works in Ink from Pierogi Gallery and Flat Files, featuring works on paper by 35 artists. The exhibition surveys a wide range of approaches, from abstract to representational, geometric to biomorphic, minimal to expressive, and as tiny as one square inch to as large as ten by twenty feet.

The Pierogi Flat Files began in 1995 with the idea of making original artwork available to a larger audience. The files are, indeed, stacked flatfile drawers holding all types of media on paper - painting, drawing, photography, prints, collage. Curators, collectors, critics, art dealers, and the general public may view work in the files (now including the work of over 700 artists) and the format has been widely imitated (

On founding Pierogi and the Flat Files, co-director Joe Amrhein notes, “As an artist myself, I have always found works on paper compelling….(They have) a greater sense of immediacy than, say, a larger painting might have. The idea for Pierogi’s Flat Files grew out of my realization that people don’t often get to see these kinds of works in formal gallery and museum shows, and so the Flat File portfolios would be an ideal way for people to look through and actually touch original works and, in a sense, become their own curator, with works by established artists next to those by relative unknowns.” 

Amrhein and co-director Susan Swenson will be at the opening, and will speak with students about the gallery and the flatfile program the following day.

Two large drawings by Dawn Clements are among the works in Indelible. Clements lived and worked in the Capital Region for many years before moving to New York City; she subsequently showed her work in the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale, and many other prominent venues.  Other exhibiting artists are: Jimbo Blachly, Colleen Blackard, Heiner Blumenthal, Dawn Clements, Hugo Crosthwaite, Adam Dant, Katharina Denzinger, Lee Etheredge, Jane Fine, Matthew Friday, John Giglio, Jenny Herrick, Michael Houston, Darina Karpov, Nick Lamia, Naomi Lewis, Sascha Mallon, Karen Margolis, James Marshal, Linda Lee Nicholas, Shaun O’Dell, Joey Parlett, Meg Brown Payson, Dana Piazza, Kimberley Rector, Mark Reynolds, Jessica Deane Rossner, David Scher, Dee Shapiro, Meagan Shein, Paul Solis, Michael Tarbi, Charmaine Wheatley, Martin Wilner, and Zhao Xuebing.

Schick Art Gallery events are free and the public is welcome. The gallery is located in the Saisselin Art Building; a map of the Skidmore campus may be found on the Skidmore College website.


Gallery hours:
Schick Art Gallery Hours:  None at this time - stay tuned for a re-opening!
For more information, e-mail Rebecca Shepard at
or call either 518-580-5049 or 518-580-5027