IVA GUEORGUIEVA

September 8 – October 8, 2016

Scuttled Trophies, 2014, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas, 100 x 80 inches, 254 x 203.2 cm, AMY#22158
Ghost of Water, 2014, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas, 120 x 142 inches, 304.8 x 355.6 cm, Diptych (Left panel 120 x 70 inches/Right panel 120 x 72 inches), AMY#22192
Crouching Woman, 2015, Acrylic, oil, and collage on linen, 70 x 45 inches, 177.8 x 114.3 cm, AMY#22727
Strata, 2015, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas, 80 x 100 inches, 203.2 x 254 cm. AMY#28209
An Orange Shadow Slithering, 2015, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas, 80 x 100 inches, 203.2 x 254 cm, AMY#28208
Talisman Debris, 2016, Acrylic and collage on canvas, wood and steel, 90 x 68 x 26 inches, 228.6 x 172.7 x 66 cm, AMY#28303
One Single Catastrophe, 2016, Acrylic, oil, and collage on paper mounted on canvas, 38 x 30 inches, 96.5 x 76.2 cm, AMY#28318
Nestinarka, 2016, Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas, 40 x 32 inches, 101.6 x 81.3 cm, AMY#28317
Choreograph, 2016, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas, 65 x 65 inches, 165.1 x 165.1 cm, AMY#28316
My Own Folly, 2016, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas, 80 x 100 inches, 203.2 x 254 cm, AMY#28313
Scavenging Hull, 2016, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas, 80 x 100 inches, 203.2 x 254 cm, AMY#28304
West Drift, 2016, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas, 80 x 100 inches, 203.2 x 254 cm, AMY#28314
Desert Willow, 2016, Acrylic, oil, and collage on paper mounted on canvas, 58 x 90 inches, 147.3 x 228.6 cm. AMY#28315
Creek, 2016, Softground with hand-painting and oil stick on welded steel frame with rebar, cast Hydro-Stone, cast concrete and epoxy clay, 35 x 19 x 13 inches, 88.9 x 48.3 x 33 cm, AMY#28245
Forest, 2016, Softground with hand-painting and oil stick on welded steel frame with rebar, cast Hydro-Stone, cast concrete and epoxy clay, 26 3/4 x 13 x 12 1/2 inches, 67.9 x 33 x 31.8 cm, AMY#28244
Eagle Tomb, 2016, Softground with hand-painting and oil stick on welded steel frame with rebar, cast Hydro-Stone, cast concrete and epoxy clay, 28 3/4 x 16 x 15 1/2 inches, 73 x 40.6 x 39.4 cm, AMY#28243
Peddler of Limbs, 2016, Hand-painting and oil stick on welded steel frame with rebar, cast Hydro-Stone, cast concrete and epoxy clay, 25 1/4 x 15 x 17 1/2 inches, 64.1 x 38.1 x 44.5 cm, AMY#28242
Green Man, 2016, Softground with hand-painting and oil stick on welded steel frame with rebar, cast Hydro-Stone, cast concrete and epoxy clay, 48 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 21 inches, 123.2 x 39.4 x 53.3 cm, AMY#28246
Couple at Rest, 2016, Welded steel frame with rebar, cast Hydro- Stone, and cast concrete, 23 x 35 x 15 inches, 58.4 x 88.9 x 38.1 cm, AMY#28247
Soot, 2016, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas, 65 x 65 inches, 165.1 x 165.1 cm, AMY#28301
The Gardener, 2016, Acrylic, oil, and collage on canvas, 65 x 65 inches, 165.1 x 165.1 cm, AMY#28302

Press Release

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings and sculptures by Iva Gueorguieva. The exhibition will open on 8 September and remain on view through 8 October 2016. A public reception for the artist will be held on 8 September from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Jaime DeSimone, Sarah Bay Gachot, and Matthew Scott McGarvey.

Iva Gueorguieva is known for investigating notions of space, seeing, and illusion in her work. Her paintings—which contain countless layers of collage—push, pull, and pulse with a dynamic energy. After spreading paper and fabric on her studio floor, the artist paints, stains, and cuts the pieces into shapes before transferring them onto canvas. For Gueorguieva,  “collage continuously disrupts and destroys the illusionistic integrity of the painting, but every subsequent response of [her] brush seeks to restore that lost illusion…The eye of the viewer trips on the cut edges of the collage, and that tactile experience pushes one back into physical or sculptural space.”

Gueorguieva’s explorations in sculpture also reflect her wonderment over space and serve as a place for her to play with edge and the illusion of an edge. Inspired by time spent traversing the landscape of the California desert, her sculptures are made of simple materials, such as collected wood and dead Joshua tree fragments that are later cast in concrete. Each sculpture embodies the density of her visual journeys.

Iva Gueorguieva’s paintings and sculptures are in constant motion—churning, floating, sinking, rising—and captivate the viewer with their subtle layering and visual complexity.

IVA GUEORGUIEVA (b. 1974, Sofia, Bulgaria) received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 2000.

Recent solo exhibitions include ACME., Los Angeles, CA; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Fredric Snitzer, Miami, FL; Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne, Germany; Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.; BravinLee Programs, New York, NY; Samsøñ, Boston, MA; Stichting outLINE, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA.

Notable group exhibitions include “Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting,” curated by Franklin Sirmans, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; “Making Sense: Rochelle Feinstein, Deborah Grant, Iva Gueorguieva, Dona Nelson,” curated by Margaret MillerUSF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL; “Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF,” curated by Jade Dellinger, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL; and “Desire: Six Los Angeles Artists,” Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA, among others.

Her work is included in many public and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; University Art Museum | California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA; Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA; and Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA.

She is the recipient of the Orange County Contemporary Collectors Fellowship for 2012, the California Community Foundation mid-career fellowship for 2010, and the Pollock-Krasner Grant for 2006.

Gueorguieva lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.