Eva Koleva Timothy
Lost in Learning: The Art of Discovery
February 15th, 2010 – March 19th, 2010
Eva Timothy, Sun, Earth, & Moon
Eva Timothy, The Man Behind The Mona Lisa
Bulgarian born, Eva Koleva Timothy, provides us with an extraordinary glimpse into the world of historical fine art photography in her traveling exhibit “Lost in Learning: The Art of Discovery”.
From a young age Eva Koleva Timothy aspired to come and study in the U.S., but under the strict controls of Communism, such a dream was nearly impossible. However, when the Communism collapsed, Eva danced and shouted at the top of her lungs in Sofia’s main square. For her, the freshly fallen wall meant that an opportunity to realize her childhood dream of coming to study in the U.S. It is then no surprise that Eva’s work draws largely from her European roots or that the empowering nature of education figures prominently as a theme in her work.
Inspired by the stories of the great explorers, scientists and artists who charted the course of Western civilization Eva has depicted Galileo, Columbus, Da Vinci and various other household names. However, her work goes much further than a simple examination of what these people did, digging deeply into the creative passions which inspired the heroes of an age. Combining uncommon angles with an enigmatic touch of sfumato, “Lost in Learning: The Art of Discovery” transforms otherwise familiar portraits and artifacts into vivid narratives, rich with emotion and leaving you wanting to know more.
Artist Information: Eva Koleva Timothy is a Media/Communications graduate with a B.A. from the University of Utah and a graduate of the Oxford School of Photography holding a Licentiate Certification from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.
Her work is often described as “Focusing Art” for its propensity to lead viewers to consider life more acutely and for its possibilities. Eva has exhibited throughout Old and New England and her images have been spotlighted in such prestigious publications as the Boston Globe, The Oxford Times and Best of Photography Annual. Many of those same images have been awarded with accolades including Best in Show in the 2005 UK CACC slide competition. You can learn more about Eva and her work at www.illumea.com.
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