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Jim Logan: Surviving Under Occupation

November 9, 2018 – February 17, 2019
Cambridge Art Galleries | Preston Gallery
Opening: Friday, November 9, 7:00pm

Through his paintings, Jim Logan sheds light on the low visibility of Aboriginal aesthetics in formal art history and has managed to add a new significance, a Native perspective, to the icons of Western art. His approach allows him to question European dominance, not just in North America, but all around the globe. His painting style consists of varied approach to the Native way of life. He urges for the restoration of identity and self-awareness within First Nations communities.

Jim Logan was born in 1955 in New Westminster, British Columbia and grew up in a Métis household, in Port Coquitlam (BC). He studied at the Kootenay School of Art (Nelson, BC). Jim spent a number of years working in a ministry near Whitehorse, Yukon called Kwanlin Dün. While there, his life and art career changed completely and it was there when he first began painting social statement pieces from his experiences as a lay minister in Kwanlin Dün Village. In 1988-89, Jim became the Co-Founder and President of the Society of Yukon Artists of Native Ancestry (SYANA) and most notably, he became the founding member and chief of the Eastern Aboriginal Artist Collective in 1999. In the span of one year (1991-92), his work was featured in four films/videos across Canada. From 1999 to 2002, Jim was the Aboriginal Art Curator for the Art Gallery of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2002 he moved on to become a Visual Arts Program Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts in downtown Ottawa.

Image credit: Jim Logan, The Memory (It will be OK Mom), 2018.


PRESTON GALLERY
435 King Street East, Cambridge, ON N3H 3N1
T: 519.653.3632
Mon – Thurs 12:00 – 8:30pm
Fri 12:00 – 5:30pm
Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/art, call 519.621.0460, follow on Twitter or on Facebook.

Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

Media Contact
Cherie Fawcett
Gallery Assistant
Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON  N1S 2K6
519.621.0460 x160
cfawcett@ideaexchange.org
ideaexchange.org/art

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