Trinidad-born artist Gary G. Logan has brought a 24-works collection, “Origins,” to South Florida. The name is fitting because “Origin,” is Logan’s first exhibition in Florida, and the first time the works have been on public display in the United States.
U. S. at the age of five and was raised in Willingboro, NJ, and Gainesville. He attended Boston University and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and later a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Art History. After working as a public school art teacher,
Logan relocated to Sao Paulo, Brazil for three years. In 2013, Logan moved to Miami. In the spirit of Neo-Romanticism, Logan’s vivid colors and rich textures explore the mystery of the planet and the Taoist elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Logan’s reinterpretations of nature are metaphors for the soul’s “inner landscapes” and emotions.
Although the work portrays universal themes and concepts, Logan chooses to “stray away from the predictable imagery that the art world often expects and demands of black and gay artists.”
“My goal is to create artwork that deftly explores the universal, such as our connection to the Earth, and matters of human identity and emotion,” Logan said.
Logan’s resume includes features in Callaloo, a journal of arts, letters, and cultures of the African Diaspora; and exhibits in Brazil, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.