We are delighted to invite Contemporary Art Society Members for an exclusive preview of Veronica Smirnoff‘s forthcoming solo exhibition, The Madding Spring, at Gallery Vela.
Smirnoff uses the traditional medium of egg tempera on gessoed wood panels. This ancient technique is historically associated with Russian and Greek icon-painting and is still employed by the Orthodox community. Her work references the aesthetic and allegorical traditions of this visual culture, maintaining a symbolic appearance which is disrupted by the incorporation of imagery and stylistic elements from other sources, including early Renaissance and miniature painting, folk art, cartoons, the media and contemporary fashion.
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