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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: iconbillteeple@gmail.com  or 641 919 6252.
58 North Main Street Fairfield, IA 52556 641.919.6252 bill@icon-art.org iconbillteeple@gmail.com
NEXT 2022 ICON EXHIBITS: 2022 ICON ART AUCTION November 4 to December 15, 2022 ICON Biennial Art Auction Opening Friday, November 4 Final bidding day Thursday, December 15 WORKS FROM THE ICON PERMANENT COLLECTION February 3 through April 21, 2023
A new show featuring Japanese prints from the 20th century to the present opens at ICON Gallery on Fairfield’s First Friday Art Walk, August 5th. The exhibition draws upon the collections of several Fairfield residents, along with an important loan of works from the Grinnell College Museum of Art. Modern Japanese Prints will showcase more than 40 artists and close to 100 works, mostly from the 1950s to the present. A wide variety of print media is represented, including woodblock, etching, mezzotint, stencil, and silkscreen. The subject matter encompasses still life and landscape, festivals and theater, people and work, animals and birds, as well as abstract and imaginative works. This ICON exhibition promises to be an exciting and eye-opening cultural adventure of a type we haven't undertaken before. A walk-through is planned with Bill Teeple and guest curator Chas Hall, along with a slideshow featuring additional works by artists represented in the show and their contemporaries. We hope to see you there! Walk Throughs with Bill Teeple and Chas Hall, Curator August 20th, 2:00 - 3:30pm and October 14th, 8:00 - 9:30pm Slide Show with Chas Hall, Curator September 16th, 8:00pm Current Exhibit: A Brief History of Modern Japanese Prints and some images from this collection….
IOWA CONTEMPORARY ART   |   58 North Main Street, Fairfield, IA 52556 641-919-6252   |   bill@icon-art.org   |   iconbillteeple@gmail.com GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00pm and by appointment. ICON is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit educational charity. All donations are tax-deductible.