Shadow of the Sun: Ross Bleckner & 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. The juxtaposition of Bleckner and Logan’s individual works along with their new collaborative pieces, creates a fresh context for exploring their notions of visibility/invisibility, queerness, contemporary landscape and the fragility of life.

Designed by Barr Gilmore.

Edited by Wayne Baerwaldt, 21C Curators Inc.

Text entries by  Wayne Baerwaldt, Jennifer McGregor and Sandra Fraser.

Photography by Carey Shaw, Zachari Logan, Ross Bleckner Studio, and Wayne Baerwaldt.

Hardcover: 96 pages

Color images throughout


Artist bios:

Ross Bleckner was born in New York City and grew up in Hewlett, NY.  He received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1971, a Master of Fine Arts from Cal Arts in 1973, and he has taught at many of the nation’s most prestigious universities. During his career, Bleckner has exhibited throughout the United States, and internationally, at venues such as SFMoMA, the ICA Philadelphia, Kunsthalle Zuriche, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Art Gallery of Ontario, College Art Galleries @ University of Saskatchewan, among others. In 1995, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York held a major retrospective of his works. Works by Bleckner are also held in public collections throughout the globe, including MoMA, MoCA LA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Zachari Logan holds an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan’s Art and Art History Department. Since graduating in 2008, Logan has maintained a studio practice focusing on drawing, painting, ceramics and installation. His work has been exhibited widely, in group and solo exhibitions in the Americas, Europe, and India. His work can be found in public and private collections worldwide, including National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Remai Modern, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (NYC), and the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, the Tom Thomson Shack (McMichael Canadian Art Collection), among others. Logan has attended residencies in London, Paris, rural Tennessee, Calgary, Vienna (Museum Quartier), New York City (ISCP and Wave Hill Public Gardens in the Bronx).

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