IVA GUEORGUIEVA

A Stitch in Graft

April 21 – May 27, 2011

Grown Child: Knight, 2011, Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas,
72 x 38 inches, 182.9 x 96.5 cm, A/Y#19590
The Tree Thinks of Tumbling, 2011, Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas,
90 x 80 inches, 228.6 x 203.2 cm, A/Y#19588
Return, 2011, Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas,
74 x 71 inches, 188 x 180.3 cm, A/Y#19589
The General: In the Garden, 2011, Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas,
90 x 80 inches, 228.6 x 203.2 cm, A/Y#19592
Grown Child: With Mother, 2011, Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas,
72 x 38 inches, 182.9 x 96.5 cm, A/Y#19593
Grown Child: Gathering, 2011, Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas,
72 x 38 inches, 182.9 x 96.5 cm, A/Y#19591
I as Bear, 2011, Acrylic and collage on canvas,
90 x 84 inches, 228.6 x 213.4 cm, A/Y#19642
Grown Child: Women, 2011, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas,
72 x 38 inches, 182.9 x 96.5 cm, A/Y#19611
Raft, 2010, Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas,
84 x 110 inches, 213.4 x 279.4 cm, A/Y#19375
The Birds, 2011, Acrylic and collage on canvas,
77 x 134 inches, 195.6 x 340.4 cm, A/Y#19643
Swing Over a Fire, 2010, Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas
96 x 74 inches, 243.8 x 188 cm, A/Y#19374
Berlin 1979, 2010, Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas,
54 x 40 inches, 137.2 x 101.6 cm, A/Y#19660
This the Witches' Hour: Lovers, 2011, Acrylic, collage and oil stick on canvas,
74 x 71 inches, 188 x 180.3 cm, A/Y#19632
I Dreamt That He Took Me Away and We Would Ride and Ride, 2009,
Oil, collage, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 60 inches, 177.8 x 152.4 cm, A/Y#19594

Press Release

“Paintings can unfold endlessly, both spatially and temporally, without constraints. They don’t have to stop or ever resolve.” -Iva Gueorguieva

New York, New York – Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe is pleased to announce its first exhibition of works by Iva Gueorguieva. A Stitch in Graft will open on April 21, 2011 and will remain on view through May 27, 2011. A reception for the artist will take place April 21, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. The public is welcome.

In her large-scale works, Gueorguieva creates a multi-layered, multi-dimensional system of spaces. The lines, loops, colors and cutouts transform the canvas into a kinetic landscape shuttling the eye with strange rhythm. Gueorguieva uses oil and acrylic paint, collages muslin and paper, and cuts at times directly into the surface. Each painting develops along a singular path, following different procedures, resulting each time in a different balance of narrative and abstraction, figuration and motion.

Iva Gueorguieva [Bulgaria, 1974] lives and works in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Recent solo shows include Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA; Angles Gallery, Los Angeles; Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Pomona Museum of Art, Claremont, CA; and 2x2 Projects, Amsterdam, NL. Notable group shows include, among others, the Contemporary Art Museum at The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA; Galerie Lelong, New York, NY; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX; and The 2003 Louisiana Biennial at the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA. She is the recipient of the California Community Foundation mid-career Arts fellowship for 2010 and the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant for 2006-07.

Gueorguieva will be exhibiting works on paper in a concurrent show at BravinLee programs in New York. Cut will be on view from April 21 – May 27, 2011.