Thursday, March 24, 2011

GYA Gallery: : Friday, 25 March 2011

Fern Logan Artist Portrait Series at the GYA community Gallery
Friday, March 25 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Artist Portrait Series is a photo-documentary of prominent black artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden. There will be a lecture from Fern Logan and
refreshments will be served.

At GYA Community Art Gallery Logan admits to a self-consciousness in her work that kept her early subject matter restricted primarily to landscape scenes. Her work as a documentary photographer, doing photojournalism throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and India, and as a graphic designer had reinforced this emphasis. In 1983, however, Logan resolved to put the human figure into her repertoire and created the photodocumentary “The Artist Portrait Series,” in which she photographed prominent black artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Romare Bearden. She began the series because of her philosophy of art as an educational tool and through a desire “to document the careers of highly accomplished black visual artists.”

During the closing reception, on Friday, March 25th, Logan will give a lecture on the Artist Portrait Series and books will be available for purchase.

GYA Community Art Gallery
2700 Locust St.
Louis MO 63106


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