Yana Dimitrova at Kibbee Gallery

Kibbee Gallery is pleased to present "We Collected Stories", a solo exhibition by artist Yana Dimitrova.
Opening reception will be held on April 17, 2009, from 7 to 10 pm.
688 Linwood Avenue (directly behind Fellini's on Ponce)

"We Collected Stories" consists of recent paintings and drawings by Bulgarian born artist Yana Dimitrova. The works tend to change the gallery space and shift its function into that of a history museum. In this installation, Dimitrova uses her personal biography and national narrative to oppose issues of current and past relevance, placed in a new context. With the use of representational painting style, figurative and architectural references are used to convey dreams and memories, while inviting the viewer to connect with the unfamiliar, foreign narrative. Inspiration is her recent family history, which she opposes with imagery from Bulgaria's national heroic past from the late 1700s. Utilizing a rather muted color palette, Dimitrova focuses on re-creating past and memory functioning as such and contradicting in new sets of framework.

Exhibition duration: April 17 – May 8, 2009

By appointment only - yana@yanadimitrova.com; tel. 404-819-4995

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