IU East to feature work of artist Ryan Logan

Indiana University East will feature artist Ryan Logan in an upcoming exhibit to open soon in The Gallery. “Unplotted” will be on display from May 28 to July 6 in The Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall.

Logan, formerly of Richmond, is an adjunct faculty member at the Roski School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. He has a collection at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon as well as with other private individuals in Los Angeles.

“Over the past 10 years I have been creating parts to be used later in collages and small sculptures,” Logan said. “Sometimes organic and other times industrial, each of these parts have been attached with adhesive and pins or suspended with wire to create abstractions which attempt to show a tension between forms we create and what already exists in nature. The resulting collages and sculptures seem to be both forming and disintegrating. They appear to be in a state of constant flux while remaining still.”

His solo exhibits include “Of Other Places” at Curve Line Space and “Membrane” at Newspace, both in Los Angeles, and “Flittering Filters” at the Woodbury School of Architecture in San Diego. Most recently, he has participated in group exhibits at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, Calif., the Adjunct Faculty Show at the University of Southern California Lindhurst Gallery and “SIZEable” at the Fluxco gallery, both located in Los Angeles.

“We are excited to host this exhibit that promises to be engaging and thought-provoking,” said Katherine Frank, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indiana University East. “The exhibit also provides the opportunity for us to welcome Ryan Logan home to Richmond and to celebrate the work of one of our local artists.”

Logan holds an M.F.A in Ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his B.F.A. in Ceramics from Indiana University.

Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit during gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Ed Thornburg, gallery curator, at (765) 973-8605 or visit iue.edu/gallery.