Nov. 2, 2021 – March 13, 2022
A DR. ROY E. MORGAN MEMORIAL EXHIBITION
Working out of his studio in Belmont, North Carolina, artist Juan Logan continues to expand his art’s unyielding call for social responsibility. Logan’s artworks, which address subjects relevant to the American experience, are simultaneously abstract and representational. His paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and videos address the interconnections of race, place and power. They make visible how hierarchical relations and social stereotypes shape individuals, institutions and the material and mental landscapes of contemporary life.
A retired University of North Carolina Professor, Logan’s installations, sculptures, prints and paintings are included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and many more. Through his many exhibitions and a very successful career, Logan amassed a collection of works from his friends and sources of inspiration in the art world. Not only will this exhibition share his many holdings by the most important artists from the 1970s to the present, it will also present Logan’s own work in dialogue with his collection. The galleries will examine the role that Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenberg, Robert Motherwell, Thornton Dial and more have played in Logan’s practice as an artist and how collecting has informed his creative process.
This exhibition originated at the Hickory Museum of Art.