little tree gallery is
pleased to present Casey Logan in his second solo show with the gallery
entitled Come Celebrate The Knowledge You Never Knew You Had. With
Logan’s unique sculpture and inspired photography we are able to see how simple
science can become art, but more importantly we are privy to how art can
positively alter a state of mind.
For each piece, along with a title, Logan has added
elegant descriptions that expand the pieces and act as dynamic partners. An earth globe and a moon globe are
both covered with porcupine quills. They hang apart from each other. Logan explains, “During the winter porcupines must huddle together for
warmth. But the closer they get to
each other the more their quills irritate one another.” So they pull away. This cycle continues. Then, Logan
speaks of how Freud utilized this metaphor to explain the “attractive/repulsive
qualities of love.” Finally, Logan
weaves a tale about the incestuous relationship between the earth and the moon,
with the sun acting as a vengeful parent. The parable’s dark ending explains how this doomed union would translate
into total destruction, with gravitational theory delivering a final blow.
Casey Logan’s work is
immediately stimulating. The
simple structure of his sculpture pulls in the viewer coupled with identifiable
materials and concepts. A globe, a
trashcan, and a box are ordinary. Each possessing intrinsic meaning, Logan propels them into
philosophical, scientific and psychological pieces of art that speak volumes.
his work Logan aims to unify art world elitists with the average person on the
street. Logan does not want his
work to elicit awkward feeling when one doesn’t ‘get it’. The descriptions,
titles, and the pieces themselves do not limit one’s interpretation, but rather
illuminate endless possibilities. Together, the pieces and the descriptions allow everyone to Come
Celebrate The Knowledge You Never Knew You Had.