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"Large Drawings from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation"
2000-08-26 until 2000-10-22
Georgia Museum of Art
USA United States of America
Bold, confrontational, compelling, and diverse, this exhibition of large drawings in pencil, ink,
charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and oil chosen from the collection of the Arkansas Arts
Center in Little Rock challenges the viewer through both media and content. The Arkansas
Arts Center has been building a collection of drawings (i.e., unique works of art on paper) for
more than 27 years and enjoys an international reputation in this field.
Most of the artists
represented were active in the 1980s and 1970s and include the photo-realist Ira Korman,
Nancy Grossman, Diane Edison, Dieter Hacker, Robert Stackhouse, and Stephen Talasnik.
From Elizabeth Murrays abstract compositions of shapes, lines, and colors to Irvin Teppers
Oldenburg-inspired enlarging of ordinary objects, the show comprises numerous different
styles. Tied together by size, chronology, and media (in a loose sense), this exhibition truly
expands not only the definition of drawing but also that of exhibition.