Valentin Yordanov giving a tour of his work during a December 19 workshop at Winchester Cultural Center.
COLORFUL ANGLES: In "Terminal" at Clark County Cultural Center Gallery, Valentin Yordanov shapes urban landscape into geometric abstraction. As Las Vegas Weekly's Kristen Peterson writes, are "angular, bold and exultant, the large abstract paintings overlap perspectives and motifs, play with color and tone and lead viewers into neighborhoods rendered in reductive and dimensional shapes." The current exhibition closes January 8.
A TABLE OF RINGERS: In December the artist held a workshop to share his method of playing with fragments of color and at one table were working artists who came to play with the idea of angles, shape and form. As they chatted about the state of art in Las Vegas, they could be seen peeking at each other’s work.
SOUND ADVICE: The trick of creating is knowing when to stop and the Bulgarian-born Yordanov shared the same advice during his workshop. "Sometimes you finish too much," he said during his workshop.
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.