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Jim Logan: Surviving Under Occupation

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November 9, 2018 – February 17, 2019
Jim Logan, The Memory (It will be OK Mom), 2018.
Jim Logan, The Memory (It will be OK Mom), 2018.

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Jim Logan was born in 1955 in New Westminster, BC and grew up in a Métis household, in Port Coquitlam, BC. He studied at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC Jim spent a number of years working in a ministry near Whitehorse, YT 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.

Jim 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.

 

 

Artist Profile
Jim Logan
Jim Logan was born in 1955 in New Westminster, BC and grew up in a Métis household, in Port Coquitlam, BC. He studied at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC. Jim spent a number of years...

Jim Logan was born in 1955 in New Westminster, BC and grew up in a Métis household, in Port Coquitlam, BC. He studied at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC. Jim spent a number of years working in a ministry near Whitehorse, YT 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.



  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (Opening), 2018. Photo Sarah Bennett.
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
  • Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee
    Jim Logan, Surviving Under Occupation (detail), 2018. Photo Scott Lee

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Opening Reception: Surviving Under Occupation
Idea Exchange, Preston
Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:00pm
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Funders

City of Cambridge Canada Council for the Arts Ontario Arts Council