Exhibition duration: April 1 – 22, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1 @ 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Curator: Jewel Lim
Jazz by New World Order
About the Exhibition
The Alfa Art Gallery is proud to present “The Message,” a solo exhibition by Vesselin Kourtev. This series of 45 paintings take place in an abstract world, where each viewer gets lost, wanders and, eventually, comes back to reality with his interpretation of what lies beyond the present. The fictitious world of Kourtev’s paintings is visually divided into two, tangibly connecting what is seen by the eyes and the mind. His works also explore what lies beneath the surface. Kourtev imprints his canvases with powerful strokes that protrude, hopeful hues and vague figures, leaving the audience with the impression of the depth of the human experience and relationships. Kourtev’s message is relative and, therefore, a timeless memento, unglued to any one time period.
About Vesselin Kourtev
Vesselin Kourtev is the Founder, Art Director and Resident Artist of the Alfa Art Gallery. Born and raised in Bulgaria, he received his MFA degree from the Faculty of Fine Art at the University of Veliko Turnovo. Throughout his career, he participated in a series of one-man shows and group exhibitions. Currently, he lives and works in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (click here to learn more about Vesselin)
New World Order featuring Mike Lawton (piano), Jack Keenan (guitar), Vinny Troyani (tenor sax), Skip Parnell (bass), and Leo Gayten (drums).