october, 2022

07oct6:00 pm10:00 pmTantra: Ancient and Modern; Gallery opening6:00 pm - 10:00 pm ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St

Event Details

New Show in ICON’s Hudson Collection Gallery Opening Friday, Oct 7th!
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 chanting of the Thousand Names of Shiva.



(Friday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


ICON Gallery

58 N. Main St