Through drawing, ceramics and installation practices, Zachari Logan explores the intersections between masculinity, identity, memory and place. Previous work related to Logan’s current practice involved the investigation of his body as singular site of exploration. In recent work, his body remains a catalyst, but no longer the sole focus. Employing a strategy of visual quotation, mined from place and experience, Logan re-wilds his body as a queer embodiment of nature. This narrative shift employs both empirical explorations of landscape and overlapping art-historic motifs. Engaging both epic-scale and stylistically-historic techniques, Logan’s meticulous drawings evolve a visual language which speaks to the metaphoric as well as the metaphysical.
Zachari Logan’s received his MFA from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada in 2008. His work has been exhibited widely throughout North America and Europe and he has attended numerous residencies, including the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY and Wave Hill Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, NY. Logan was recently long-listed for the 2016 Sobey Art Award.