Well known regional artists Priscilla Steele and Thomas Jackson will present Dialog Human at ICON Gallery September 5th through October 25th. The exhibit is a dialog of drawings by the two artists. The show opens on the 1st Friday Art Walk, 6:30 to 10:00pm.Priscilla Steele is an iconic figure in the Iowa scene as an artist, teacher and gallery owner. Thomas Jackson has had solo exhibitions of his paintings, photographs and drawings throughout the region. His work has been selected for numerous national juried shows.In twice-a-week sessions for the past five years, Steele and Jackson have been drawing together with other artists working directly from the live model. Each has amassed a substantial number of drawings and studies based on the human figure, but disparate in medium, style and expression. The juxtaposition of these two bodies of work creates a visual exchange or dialog.“Priscilla and Tom are two of the best draftspersons in Iowa,” says ICON Director, Bill Teeple. “I jumped at the opportunity to have a show that juxtaposed their two contrasting drawing styles. I am particularly devoted to drawing as a form of artistic expression. Drawing conveys the nuance of human touch in an intimate way. The spread of computer and digital expression has produced significant art works, but I don’t believe that the subtle quality of works done with pencil, charcoal and pen and ink can be achieved in these new media.”“Drawing and printmaking are my chosen tools for exploring the most basic aspects of being human.” – Pricilla SteeleArtist Statements . . .
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1st FRIDAY ARTWALK6:30 – 10:00PMFriday, September 5DIALOG HUMAN:The Drawings of Priscilla Steele and Thomas Jackson.ICONTHURSDAYVideo8:00PM,September11Refreshments7:30Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling WaterDocumentary on how the famous house designed by Wright came into being. ICON THURSDAY Video8:00PM, September 18Refreshments 7:30 Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of LightningPBS American Masters profile on the great American Photographer.ICONTHURSDAYVideo8:00PM,September25Refreshments 7:30 What Makes Art Valuable?Alastair Sooke explores the remarkable stories behind the Top Ten Most Valuable Paintings in the World to sell at auction. DIALOG HUMAN SHOW RECEPTIONFriday, September 267:30PM to 9:30PM7:30 – Reception8:15 – Exhibit walk-through with Artists Priscilla Steele and Thomas Jackson. Hosted by ICON Director, Bill Teeple.ICONTHURSDAYVideo8:00PM,October2Refreshments 7:30 Pete Seeger: The Power of SongPBS American Masters documentary on the influential folk singer.1stFRIDAYARTWALK6:30–10:00PMFriday,October3DIALOG HUMANThe Drawings of Priscilla Steele and Thomas Jackson
DIALOG HUMAN Show ReceptionFriday, September 26, 7:30PM to 9:30PM7:30, Reception, 8:15, Exhibit Walk-through with Artists Priscilla Steele & Thomas Jackson. Hosted by ICON Director, Bill Teeple.
Priscilla Steele, Reclining Amanda, charcoal, 22” x 30”.