Evoking the Senses


Touch, Taste, Sight, Smell, and Sound - this winter Transformer will be Evoking the Senses in collaboration with more than 50 artists to recharge, reconnect, and re-energize people with their senses as we head into a new year. 

Centered around Transformer’s ever-evolving FlatFile program, Evoking the Senses will feature multiple layers of thoughtfully curated and artist-driven online projects and events launching on December 12. Designed to spark inspiration, imagination and hope, Evoking the Senses will introduce and highlight a new roster of artists & artworks within our FlatFile program, reflecting a diversity of backgrounds, aesthetics and creative practices.  

Presented on Transformer’s Instagram, website, and other online platforms throughout the winter months, Evoking the Senses programming will feature FlatFile artists, collectors, and special guest collaborators from a broad range of creative fields. Each will be utilizing our human senses through innovative and playful ways as they reference and respond to FlatFile artworks. Audiences will be invited to participate in virtual studio visits, video cooking sessions, spiritual and meditative practices, and more, while also receiving artist designed music playlists, reading lists, recipes and the like - all reflecting artwork from Transformer’s FlatFile program. 

New FlatFile artists and artworks will be announced and featured weekly through mid February 2021. Evoking the Senses will culminate with a ‘celebration of the senses’ on Valentine’s Day through the presentation of Transformer’s 5th Annual Heartbreakers Ball, reimagined this year as an interactive online ‘variety show’ like no other. 

Launched in spring 2007, Transformer's FlatFile is an evolving collection of two-dimensional artworks in a variety of mediums including: photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, zines and more. All artworks are sized at or below 16” x 20", and priced under $500. 

The more than 200 original artworks in the FlatFile are curated by Transformer staff to reflect our organization’s mission to support a diversity of emerging artists, creative aesthetics, and art practices. Works from Transformer’s FlatFile have been presented in art fairs, international exhibitions, and pop up initiatives, and are ideal for both emerging and established collectors. 

All Transformer FlatFile artworks are available for viewing and purchase at Transformer's online FlatFile Store, and by appointment at Transformer’s 1404 P Street, NW exhibition space.