Fredric Snitzer Gallery is pleased to present Title, by Iva Gueorguieva. The artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery featuring works ranging from paintings on stretched canvas to relief sculptures made with steel, wood, cardboard and muslin. Gueorguieva views them as spatial constructions related to the work of Lucio Fontana and Thornton Dial, in a lineage including Russian Constructivism, American Assemblage and Dada.
The exhibition focuses on Gueorguieva’s evolving negotiation between surface as the material condition and location of the image.
The bodies of the work, painter and viewer are implicated in a choreography that intensifies the tactile condition of seeing and feeling. The absence left by the cut reveals the negation implied by the cut’s gesture. The cut line mimics the function of the contour line but instead of delineating form it depicts an abyss or empty space. The viewer is invited to see/feel their way over an edge and descend down to another space revealed by the cut. The journey is as much tactile as it is visual.
Iva Gueorguieva (b. 1974, Bulgaria) received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 2000. Her work has been exhibited at 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, CA; Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA; Pomona College Musuem of Art, Claremont, CA. She is the recipient of the Orange County Contemporary Art Collectors Fellowship for 2012, the California Community Foundation mid-career fellowship for 2010 and the Pollock-Krasner Grant for 2006.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
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