Top Charlotte gallery SOCO Gallery presents new works by Juan Logan

SOCO Gallery, a top art gallery in Charlotte NC, presents a new solo exhibition by Belmont artist Juan Logan

artGuide Magazine is excited to let our readers know about the new solo exhibition opening at top Charlotte art gallery, SOCO Gallery. artGuide Magazine features top gallery news and events throughout the state of North Carolina including major art markets such as Asheville, Raleigh, and Charlotte. 

 Juan Logan,  Elegy IX , 2017

Juan Logan, Elegy IX, 2017

SOCO Gallery is thrilled to present Long Silence, an exhibition of new works by Juan Logan. The gallery will host a public opening reception on Wednesday, August 1 from 6 – 8PM. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition with SOCO Gallery.

Long Silence features paintings and works on paper from Elegies, Logan’s most recent body of work. Focusing on the fragility of human connectedness, Logan contextualizes these works within the contemporary world’s social and geopolitical domains. The narratives within Elegies describe inherited memories, pursuits for freedom, and the complexities of place. Interconnected networks overlay fields of clouds—a recurring motif in Elegies that “refers to our dreams, thoughts, and aspirations.” Logan’s relational webs reinforce our obligation to one another and to unconditional empathy as a means against indifference. Through Logan’s understanding of modern-day diasporas and their extensive consequences, these works question parity among class, race, and beyond, implying that there is more that unites than divides us.

Logan locates these ideas within beguiling multilayered and intricate surfaces. Columns of faceless heads quantify both the ambiguity and depth of the human experience, in its recurring beginnings, middles, and ends. These mixed media works combine conventional and atypical materials, placing these narratives within textured, abstracted landscapes. In all, Logan’s paintings converge disparate elements to create a visual language through which the world’s darkest proclivities may be brought to light.

 Juan Logan,  Elegy XXX , 2018

Juan Logan, Elegy XXX, 2018

Juan Logan (American, b. 1946) earned his M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1998. Logan has exhibited extensively throughout the world including solo and group exhibitions at the Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston; and the Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture, Charlotte, among others. Select public collections featuring his work include the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.; the New York Public Library; and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Logan’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, and Hyperallergic, to name a few. He lives and works in Belmont, North Carolina.

SOCO Gallery is a contemporary art space and bookshop based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The gallery provides a thoughtful platform for contemporary art to be experienced, discussed, and acquired. SOCO Gallery produces a range of exhibitions, and represents artists working locally, nationally, and internationally. The gallery specializes in assisting private collectors, institutions, and corporations to build their collections with museum-quality artworks from emerging to established artists.