Tomás and Charlie Lasansky: An Artistic Union June 4 – September 11, 2022

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Charlie Lasansky, "Frida with Red & Pink Polkadots," 2020, drawing, painting, weaving, gold leaf and collage, 39 x 28.5 inches.
Tomás Lasansky, Tomás and Charlie, 2021, pencil on paper, 48 x 64 inches, on loan courtesy of the artist, L2022.038.
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Charlie Lasansky, "Tomás," 1997, oil on paper, 35 x 36 inches.
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Charlie Lasansky, "Dancers # 13," 2020, intaglio, gold leaf, drawing and collage, 22 x 36 inches.

Tomas and Charlie Lasansky: An Artistic Union

June 4, 2022-September 11, 2022

Tomás Lasansky, son of famed printmaker Mauricio Lasansky, and his wife Charlie have been lifelong artists living and working in Iowa City.  Both specialize in figural art and have created extensive bodies of work depicting family members as well as famous writers, leaders, humanitarians, and artists of this and previous generations. Working in close proximity to each other, they no doubt influence each other in subtle yet significant ways.  This exhibition, the first two-person exhibition of their work, explores the potential relationships that exist between their work.  This exhibition is accompanied by a significant retrospective book, documenting each artist’s growth and development.


This exhibition and accompanying educational programming have been made possible in part by the McIntyre Foundation.  Additional support has been provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Program Support Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, members of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and contributors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.  Annual educational programming has been supported in part by Transamerica.
Support for the book, A Working State: The Art of Tomás and Charlie Lasansky, has been provided by Cindy and John Bloomhall and Diane and Kenneth Williamson.