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Kathy Edwards Hayslett — I Cannot Tell a Lie

Kathy Edwards Hayslett writes, “My work is influenced by my curatorial experience, bolstered with classes at the University of Iowa, and workshops taught by Raissa Bump at Haystack, Jessica Calderon, and Gabriel Craig. I attended University of the Arts for … Continue reading

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African-American Artists at the National Gallery

The ICON Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the tragic treatment of so many of our BIPOC* brothers and sisters through patterns of systemic racism and privilege that have persisted for generations. Eliminating these inhumane and socially destructive traditions is … Continue reading

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Jim Weidle — My Kid Could Do That

Jim Weidle is a long-time Fairfield painter who has shown his work at ICON and at galleries in New York and around the country. He is known for his extraordinary attention to detail, while eschewing photo-realism for an exploration of … Continue reading

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Richard Diebenkorn ⚊ Untitled (Ocean Park)

Richard Diebenkorn (American, Bay Area Figurative Movement, 1922–1993): Untitled (Ocean Park), 1979. Acrylic, gouache, crayon, and charcoal on paper; 23 x 29 inches (58.4 x 73.7 cm). © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. [This artwork or photograph is posted in accordance … Continue reading

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Cheryl Jacobsen — Do You Have the Patience to Wait

Cheryl Jacobsen is a freelance artist in Iowa City. She has collected a basement full of rusty, odd, cool, discarded things that need to be combined with other rusty, odd, cool, discarded things.

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Sue Hettmansperger — Iterations Series 4

Sue Hettmansperger has been recognized for elaborating the traditions established by early 20th century American Modernists such as Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, and Georgia O’Keefe. Using a limited palette, abstracted forms, flattened spaces, and inventive gestures, she creates transcendental and … Continue reading

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Judy Bales — Red Gold Crinkle

From “Structure and Flow: Art Fashion by Judy Bales” avant garde fashion works displayed as sculptural objects in the gallery. Bales considers her work to be a hybrid, combining fiber, sculpture, and fashion in ways that blend and blur the … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Baker Retrospective — ICON Gallery Walk-Thru

Curator Bill Teeple introduces the works of painter Geoffrey Baker at a retrospective show in ICON Gallery, Fairfield Iowa, in August 2019. Geoffrey Baker was a professor at MIU, and his paintings inspired students and collectors for many decades.

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Joanie McGinnis — New Work

We love to show off new works by regional artists. One of Joanie’s latest pieces is showcased above, and we thank her for this contribution to Now on ICON. To see more of her paintings, we encourage you to visit … Continue reading

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New Video by Michael Barnard

In this 40-minute film artist and filmmaker Michael W. Barnard leads the viewer on a walk-through of his recent 6-decade retrospective exhibition at ICON Gallery. Additional informed commentary by Professor Matthew Beaufort illuminates.

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