Opening reception: Friday, September 6, 7-9 PM
ACME. is pleased to present "Spill / Frame," a solo exhibition of new paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Los Angeles based artist, Iva Gueorguieva. The exhibition will feature a new large-scale triptych painting titled "Man Hunt," as well as three additional paintings, three sculptural wall reliefs, and several works on paper. Whether working with painting, drawing or sculpture, Gueorguieva creates complex, frenetic environments by interweaving precise line drawings with strips of collage, textured rubbings of pigment, and large washes of color.
By physically and metaphorically cutting and bringing together disparate items and ideas in her paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Gueorguieva's works can be seen as assemblages of chaos and order, personal concerns and global issues. As the artist states, "to some extent we all do it, trying to make all this scattered matter fit."
Iva Gueorguieva (b. 1974, Bulgaria) received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Recent solo shows include Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, LA, CA; Ameringer/ McEnery/ Yohe, New York, NY; Stefan Roepke Gallery, Cologne, Germany; Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY; LUX Art Institute, Encinitas, CA; Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Pomona Museum of Art, Claremont, CA. Notable group shows among others include Galerie Lelong, New York, NY; the Contemporary Art Museum at USF, Tampa, FL; Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX. Her work is included in many public and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She is the recipient of the California Community Foundation mid-career fellowship for 2010 and the Pollock-Krasner Grant for 2006. Her work is represented by ACME. in Los Angeles and Ameringer| McEnery | Yohe in New York.
The large metal sculptures were produced at Graphicstudio in Tampa, FL. Gueorguieva would also like to thank Emette Rivera at Remadestudios for producing the wood and metal structure for "Head".
To download a discussion between Iva Gueorguieva and Matthew McGarvey on painting, click here: