The Shadow of the Sun: Ross Bleckner and Zachari Logan
The Shadow of the Sun: Ross Bleckner and Zachari Logan pairs New York-based painter Ross Bleckner and Canadian artist Zachari Logan. This exhibition brings together two artists who are in different stages of their careers and have collaborated in the artmaking process over the past ten years. Though differing in mediums, processes and depictions, the abstracted imagery in Bleckner’s paintings complements the figurative representations in Logan’s drawings and sculptures—and vice versa. The artists share a sensibility in their ideas, forms, materials and motifs, including flora, fauna and human presence. At Wave Hill, the juxtaposition of Bleckner and Logan’s individual works along with their new collaborative pieces, including a large-scale, site-specific drawing for the gallery—creates a fresh context for exploring their notions of visibility/invisibility, queerness, contemporary landscape and the fragility of life.
Originally organized by the College Art Galleries at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, the exhibition has been adapted to Glyndor Gallery. It is curated by Wayne Baerwaldt, Jennifer McGregor and Leah Taylor. Zachari Logan was a Wave Hill Winter Workspace artist in 2016.
Support for The Shadow of the Sun: Ross Bleckner and Zachari Logan exhibition and catalogue has been provided by generous donors and sponsors including the Kenderdine Art Gallery/College Art Galleries, University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), The Canada Council for the Arts, SKARTS, Creative Saskatchewan, Type A Print (Toronto), Barr Gilmore Design (Toronto), Julie Saul Projects (New York), Wave Hill (New York), Laura Michalchyshyn and Rick Gilbert (New York), 21C Curators Inc., Paul Petro Contemporary Art (Toronto), the Consulate General of Canada in New York, Remai Modern (Saskatoon) and the Council for Canadian American Relations.
Support for the Visual Arts Program at Wave Hill is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; 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 Pollock-Krasner Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; Teiger Foundation; The Willem de Kooning Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. Wave Hill Incorporated is an independent, non-profit cultural institution governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The buildings and grounds of Wave Hill are owned by the City of New York. With the assistance of the Bronx Borough President and Bronx representatives in the City Council and State Legislature; Wave Hill’s operations are supported with public funds through the Zoos; Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Grant Program administered by the New York State Office of Parks; Recreation and Historic Preservation; and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.