Tantra: Ancient and Modern by David T. Hanson In 2013, as David Hanson was organizing an exhibition for ICON Iowa Contemporary Art of Anonymous Shiva Linga Paintings and his photographs of Indian temples, he created a large diptych for the entry to the gallery, pairing a painting with one of his photographs. Intrigued by this combination, Hanson began what became a large series of diptychs and triptychs, juxtaposing his photographs of ancient Tantra sites in India and Nepal (taken during seven extended trips to South Asia) with Tantra paintings from his personal collection and ICON’s collection of Anonymous Shiva Linga Paintings. ICON is now pleased to present an exhibition of a selection of prints from Hanson’s series “Tantra: Ancient and Modern” (2013-2022), opening on October 7 in ICON’s upstairs Hudson Gallery. The exhibition will also feature a new group of Shiva Linga paintings, most of which have not been shown before in the Hudson Gallery, and will include the video that Hanson and Allen Cobb created of the Shiva Linga paintings accompanied by the traditional Vedic chanting of The Thousand Names of Shiva.In the words of the renowned editor Mark Holborn, “[Hanson’s] combinations present a narrative that is comparable to the experience of wandering through the narrow streets and temples of the Indian subcontinent. We are offered a route of unparalleled visual power that is both timeless and of this time, glimpsed through the camera lens and created through the most delicate of brush strokes.”ICON Gallery is located at 58. N. Main Street, Fairfield, IA. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday Noon to 5:00. For more information contact Bill: firstname.lastname@example.org 641 919 6252.
NEXT 2023 ICON EXHIBITS:2023 ICON Fundraiser Flea MarketFebruary 4, 5 & 6th, 2023ICON Fundraiser Flea MarketArt supplies, frames, books, etc…GLIMPSE OF WORKS FROM THE ICON PERMANENT COLLECTIONMarch 3 through May 20, 2023
ICON Gallery will be having its first art supply flea market since the beginning of the pandemic. Originally an annual event, it’s been over three years since the last one. The weekend event launches on First Friday, Feb 3rd, 6:30 to 10:00pm and continues Saturday and Sunday, February 4th and 5th, noon to 5:00pm.“Every year we receive donations of various art materials for our flea market,” says ICON Director, Bill Teeple. “The delay created by the pandemic means we have a lot to offer this year. All proceeds go to ICON operating expenses.”Articles to be purchased at very affordable prices include paints, brushes, canvases, frames, easels, books and more. Bill Teeple plans a corner where he will be selling posters, art reproductions and some original art.ICON Gallery is located at 58 N. Main St. For more information contact Bill: 641-919-6252, or email@example.com.
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