Artist Darina Karpov will open an exhibition titled “New Work” tonight at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. The drawings exhibited contain elements of both abstraction and figuration as forms take on multiple connotations. The organic compositions are comprised of images from art history and advertising and images archived from the artist’s life. These images are combined to create a mini-world of activity. Karpov was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and initially studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg. In 1991, the artist relocated to the U.S. to study art at the Maryland Institute, College of Art (1999), and later received her MFA from Yale University School of Art (2001). Since her graduation, Karpov has shown widely in group exhibitions in Leipzig, Germany, and New York City, including AG Gallery in Brooklyn (2005).