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Gary Kachadourian (IMDA '12) Drawings
12th National Drawing Invitational
Friday, July 18th, 2014 //
Arkansas Arts Center | Little Rock, Arkansas

IMDA MFA Alumni Gary Kachadourian ('12) has two wall pieces in the 12th National Drawing Invitational at the Arkansas Arts Center. The exhibition was curated by Laura Roulet and Ann Prentice Wagner and includes work by Victor Ekpuk, Ian Jehle, Laura Leadbetter, Linn Meyers, Sharyn O'Mara, Mia Rosenthal, and Andrea Way.

Virtually every artist draws, but the National Drawing Invitational showcases artists who make drawing the focus of their practice. In this latest iteration of the Arkansas Arts Center's venerable tradition, eight contemporary artists based in the Mid-Atlantic region present expanded notions of what drawing can be, to include experimentation with scale, site-specificity, evidence of process, and conceptual approaches. Their work continues to redefine the conventions of drawing, bringing awareness to the choices that an artist makes in terms of size, materials, technique and subject matter. The 12th National Drawing Invitational brings together a stunning array of themes, styles, media and concepts of art in the universal medium of drawing.

In addition to the magnificent contemporary drawings on the walls and in cases, the 12th National Drawing Invitational features installations of life-sized drawings-based prints by Gary Kachadourian showing the gritty back alleys of his native Baltimore. Come and explore the Arts Center building or the web site to find these pop-up works of graphic art in the Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery and other spaces around the Arts Center.

The exhibition will run from July 18 - October 5, 2014.