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Inwood Art Works’ ALCHEMY OF PLACE: PROJECTIONS, Art Works by Eva Nikolova at 181 Cabrini Restaurant

December 18

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 20, 2020

Through January 5, 2020. Since 2012 Bulgarian-born, Northern Manhattan-based Eva Nikolova has been creating hand-drawn, cameraless gelatin silver photographs that blur the lines between drawing and photography. Experimenting with a vast inventory of substances, chemicals, and vintage gelatin silver papers, her prints contemplate place, memory, transformation and destruction through the prism of architecture and landscape.  “Alchemy of Place: Projections” presents Nikolova’s latest series of cameraless prints inspired by Balkan vernacular architecture. Drawings created on a recent trip to the region were transformed through two 19th century photographic processes – the cliché-verre and mordançage (AKA: Bleach-etch), which combine to bring forth visions of structures that hover between reality and dream.


Eva Nikolova works in drawing, printmaking, hand‐drawn animation and cameraless photography exploring themes of memory and identity in relation to place. She holds a BFA in Painting/Printmaking from Southern Illinois University and MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her work, which is in the permanent collections of Temple University, The Amity Art Foundation, Manhattan Graphics Center, Arkansas State University, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, has been exhibited nationally as well as in Germany, England, Canada, Scotland, and India. In 2018-19 her work was included in group exhibitions at NYC’s Flatiron Building; Manhattan College; Inwood Art Works’ “Stack Galley”; Walnut Hill Fine Art in Hudson, NY; Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ; Emporia Arts Center in Kansas; and Ohio’s Artist Archives of Western Reserve, the Rutherford B. Hayes Library and Museum, and American Frame. Nikolova is the recipient of numerous scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards, and has participated in fully funded residencies at VCCA, Millay Colony, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

All prints are for sale for $120 or $210 framed.



181 Cabrini Restaurant
854 W. 181 at Cabrini Blvd.
New York, NY 10033 United States
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