Winter Workspace 2016
Winter Workspace 2016
Pictured above: Eunuch Tapestry 5 (detail), 2015
Pastel on black paper, 84” x 284”
Image courtesy of the artist
Zachari Logan explores the intersections between masculinity, identity, memory and place, through pastel, ceramic and installation practices. Logan's current practice is involved in the investigation of his own body as a singular site of exploration and queer embodiment of nature. Through an investigation of landscape imagery, his works merge foliage found in tapestries and overlapping art historical motifs to create mythical or dreamlike mindscapes. Engaging both epic-scale and traditional techniques, Logan's meticulous drawings evoke a visual language which speaks to memory, identity and sexuality, as well as the metaphorical and metaphysical. During the Winter Workspace, Logan will create new pastel works based on observations of Wave Hill’s botanical collection.
Logan has participated in the Artist Residency Project and Exhibition at Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 in Vienna, Austria; a ceramics residency at ACAD Visiting Artist Program, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Canada; Headbones Invitational Residence Program, Vernon, Canada; Sassafras Liberty/ARC Invitational Artist Residency, Liberty, TN; and a drawing residency at Galerie Jean Roch Dard, Paris, France. Logan is the recipient of a Research and Creation Project Grant from the Canada Council of the Arts, and a Travel Grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. He was also selected as a Figurative Painting Finalist by the Fundació de les Arts, Barcelona, Spain. Logan received a BFA and an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan.
Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.