The Ivanovs’ paintings are unique because of their subject matter, joint execution, and medium. Art historians and writers sometimes refer to egg tempera as a secret process. But it’s not really secret, say the Ivanovs. “It just takes years to learn. When you first start to do it, you feel like a child. You spend years of hard work, and sacrifice your life to it because it’s difficult to deal with the technique successfully. But it cannot be imitated, and that’s what makes it unique,” says Aleksey. “It’s all about being different, innovative. When you combine all of that, it makes a different language, your own song. We’re trying to sing our song.”
Join us on Saturday, April 12th from 5 to 8 for the opening of 'Going West'. Olga and Aleksey will be back in the gallery for an egg tempera demo on Saturday, April 13th from 12 - 2 pm.