Bodies of Land
"Land is body; body is personal; the personal is political. Humans, as an extension of the landscape, are no different than any other being, yet our actions and ideologies suggest we imagine ourselves outside or elevated from the environment. Often figurative and in reference to art-historical tropes, my work engages a re-wilding of my body as an expression of queerness. The selection of drawings included here consist of new work completed this year and drawings from the previous three years that share the common threads of interrelation, embodiment and mortality. These drawings articulate my desire to invoke images of empathy, utilizing imagery from nature to point to the physical environments we inhabit and endanger...", Zachari Logan, May 2020
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Canadian artist Zachari Logan (b. Saskatoon, 1980) works mainly with large-scale drawing, ceramics and installation practices, evolving a visual language that explores intersections between identity, memory and place. Logan has exhibited widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia and is found in private and public collections worldwide, including; National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Remai Modern, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Leslie-Lohman Museum, 21cMuseums Hotel Collection, Thetis Foundation, among others. Logan has attended many residencies; including Vienna's Museums Quartier, ISCP in Brooklyn, WaveHill Gardens (Bronx) and the Tom Thomson Shack at the McMichael Gallery. Logan has worked collaboratively with several celebrated artists, including Ross Bleckner and Sophie Calle. His work has been featured in many publications worldwide, and the forthcoming publication, ‘The Shadow of The Sun: Ross Bleckner & Zachari Logan’ will be released this summer.