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Solo Exhibition- MacArthur Center, Norfolk, VA

posted May 14, 2021, 9:21 PM by PI Home   [ updated May 15, 2021, 8:39 AM ]


Petya Evtimova- Ivanova 

MacArthur Center, Norfolk 

Opening- 05/14/2021 

For her solo Offsite Gallery exhibition, Petya combines two series of oil paintings that pay homage to and have been provoked by the frescoes of more than 30 women saints at the old Dobarsko Church in Bulgaria, housing 460 frescoes of human figures. Both series are not religious. They represent and pay tribute to the contemporary women among us – powerful and striving to improve the world, yet feminine and fragile at their core. 

Reminiscent of old Orthodox icons, Iconography integrates gold leaf accents into portraits on wood. For Potential Saints, black and white portraits on canvas are adorned with decorative elements and saints nimbus such as those found in old church frescoes. 

Petya received her MFA from "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" University, Bulgaria with a specialization in Fine Arts.