11th National Drawing Invitational: New York, Singular Drawings
April 20 – September 9, 2012
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Guest curated by Charlotta Kotik
Curator Emerita, Department of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum
Three large-scale drawings by Il Lee will be on view in the 11th National Drawing Invitational: New York, Singular Drawings at the Arkansas Arts Center from April 20 to September 9, 2012. Curated by Charlotta Kotik, the former chairman of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition will feature approximately forty works, the majority of them large in scale, by ten New York artists who use eccentric and frequently obsessive techniques to create singular works on paper.
The National Drawing Invitational continues the Arkansas Arts Center’s commitment to collect and exhibit drawings of all periods. The Arkansas Arts Center began its collection of drawings in 1971 when AAC Director and Chief Curator, Townsend Wolfe, purchased Willem de Kooning and Andrew Wyeth works on paper. In 1986, Wolfe inaugurated the first National Drawing Invitational to further advance the Arts Center’s commitment to collecting and exhibiting drawings and to focus on living American artists and their work.