Iva Gueorguieva Work Reviewed in LA Times “Culture Monster” Column

Iva Gueorguieva "Land Through Shoulders"
Iva Gueorguieva
“Land Through Shoulders”
2012
acrylic, collage and oil stick on canvas
77 x 105″

New painting and 3D works by Iva Gueorguieva (or ‘Iva G’ as she is affectionately known here at GS) has recently been reviewed in the LA Times “Culture Monster” column. The review is of her first exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Culver City, CA. The show is a “critic’s choice” for the paper in the review authored by Leah Ollman. Excerpt below:

Work from Iva Gueorguieva (or ‘Iva G’ as she is affectionately known here at GS) has recently been reviewed in the LA Times “Culture Monster” column. The reviewed work is currently showing at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Culver City, CA. The show is a “critic’s choice” for the paper in the review authored by Leah Ollman. Excerpt below:

Once inside a painting by Iva Gueorguieva, it’s hard to leave. It’s hard to want to leave. The surfaces, colors, shapes all clamor for attention, whisking the eye on a brisk, pinball course in disparate directions, then granting it moments of reprieve, small sanctuaries of brooding beauty.

This is 21st century action painting, cousin to last century’s version in its physicality, its conflation of internal and external realities and its scale. The largest — and best — works in Gueorguieva’s show at Susanne Vielmetter exceed and envelop you. At more than 70 inches high and 100 inches wide, they literally position you within them by occupying your entire field of vision, the optical equivalent of surround sound.

Gueorguieva’s new paintings extrapolate from the landscape and offer fewer recognizable toeholds than earlier works. A childlike sketch of a boat floats near the top of one canvas, not far from something that might be a light bulb. Curves and bulges could infer the human body, but not necessarily. All that can be generalized about these paintings is their restless vitality. Inheritors of the visual legacy of Italian Futurism and cousins to the whirling urbanism of Julie Mehretu, they manifest the momentum of relentless change.

Read Full Review: Iva Gueorguieva paints relentless change at Susanne Vielmetter

More information here:
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Shown through Aug. 23.
www.vielmetter.com

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