(Los Angeles, CA) - DENK gallery is pleased to announce Shift, a painting exhibition featuring new works by Los Angeles-based artists Karen Carson, Kim Dingle, Iva Gueorguieva, and Elisa Johns. Each of these four painters is unique in her simultaneous exploration of both abstract and representational genres. This show will present new and recent pieces by each of the four painters, focusing on the often ambiguous transitions in their works and practices from the referential to the abstract.
Iva Gueorguieva's energetic abstractions are frenetic and charged. The allusions to figure and landscape in her work are posited in a state of perpetual becoming and undoing, presented as entities in a constant state of flux. This Instability and tumult of her imagery are both destabilizing and seductive, as the dynamic push and pull within the pictorial space keeps the viewer in a state of active searching and itinerant viewing. Anxiously redolent, these paintings seem to harness the very energy of the touch with which they were made.
Gueorguieva's work is included in several public and private collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 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, and Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA. Gueorguieva is represented by Miles McEnery Gallery in New York City, NY, and Frederic Snitzer Gallery in Miami, FL.