Duo Exhibition: PLAMEN VELTCHEV – Denied, ELYNNE ROSENFELD – Reiki Meditations, May 3 – June 1, 2013Posted on: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
PLAMEN VELTCHEV – Denied
ELYNNE ROSENFELD – Reiki Meditations
PLAMEN VELTCHEV – Denied
May 3 – June 1, 2013
Artist Reception, May 4, 6 – 8 pm
First Friday, May 3, 6 – 8:30
LGTripp Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of works by artists Plamen Veltchev and Elynne Rosenfeld. Veltchev, who is represented by the Gallery, premiered in his first solo exhibition Modern Conflicts in 2011. This is Veltchev’s second solo exhibition and Rosenfeld’s first with the Gallery.
This exhibition creates a dialogue between Plamen Veltchev’s forceful paintings and Elynne Rosenfeld’s meditative paintings. While Veltchev’s work shouts and groans, Rosenfeld’s work hums. Both artists, however, explore the idea of “release” from different points; Veltchev laments its absence while Rosenfeld celebrates its power.
Plamen Veltchev’s powerful paintings are ominously wrought with tension as menacing forms are confined and bound, confronting the viewer dead on. In Denied, Veltchev is exploring the friction between the individual and the monolithic issues of a globalized world. In his words, “I am most interested in unveiling consequences by modern unrest and global fragility. In my new paintings I discharge rather new symbolic meanings of peril, dominant intractable detonations, and infected conquerable liberties.” Lumbering forms and sharp diagonals add to the overarching sense of turmoil blurring the line between internal and external struggles.
Plamen Veltchev was a Candidate for the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 2005 after graduating from the Certificate Program in 2004 with a concentration in Print Making. Born in Bulgaria, he now resides and shows locally in Philadelphia. Veltchev is included in private collections across the Mid-Atlantic as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
Elynne Rosenfeld’s abstract series Reiki Mediations is dynamic, as auras of color seem to vibrate with energy. There is a movement and life to Rosenfeld’s brushstrokes as intricate layers of swirling color optically mix and combine into spiritual landscapes that function on a macro and micro level. Rosenfeld’s process is meditative and a clear nod to the artist’s practice of the ancient healing practice of Reiki. According to Rosenfeld, “My work exists to connect with others in contemplation, affirmation, peace and spirit. It invites interaction as it changes with the light, imparting various messages at different times.”
Rosenfeld is a Philadelphia based artist who has exhibited nationally. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1977) and a Bachelor of Art from Rice University in 1975. Rosenfeld is a recipient of the 2009 John H. Wolfe Award, Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Art Museum , the 2003 Juror’s Choice Award at the Wayne Art Center National Juried Show, and the 1999 Lifetime Honorary Membership Award through the Tri-State Artists Equity Association.