INSTALMENTS | Brandon Logan (unpriced)

From May 12, 2021
  • INSTALMENTS | BRANDON LOGAN

  • INSTALMENTS is a series of online viewing rooms that complements our exhibition programme; highlighting the work of artists living and working close to home. To accompany the online project new work by each artist will also have a physical presence on the east wall of the 'Feast Room', on the first floor of the Glasite Meeting House, our gallery in Barony Street, Edinburgh. The third artist in this series coinciding with the reopening of the gallery and our 2021 programme, is Brandon Logan.

  • With thanks to Pier Art Centre, Stromness and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

    With thanks to Pier Art Centre, Stromness and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

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  • Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh in 2019 Brandon Logan (b. 1996, Aberdeen) currently lives...

    Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh in 2019 Brandon Logan (b. 1996, Aberdeen) currently lives and works in Stromness, in the Orkney Islands where he grew up. He makes paintings through a distinctive process which developed from a desire to work on a surface more permeable and mutable than a traditional canvas. This technique involves the flooding, sealing and fusing of warps of string using the gradual application of layers of paint, resulting in works with an open, fretted structure and an innate flexibility. Sometimes the material is further cut away to form a repeated motif, excavating and revealing the layers and method of composition, measuring out the rhythm of their making.

     

    While these works may at first seem sculptural or nod to Orkney's rich, poetic traditions of weaving and tapestry, Brandon says:

     

    I always think of them as paintings because it’s a specific interest in what paint can do that keeps me making them. I’m obsessed with the simple transformation of fluid, liquid colour, to solid that can take place in my hands, it’s like magic to me every time.

     

    Logan's paintings exist at a very human scale, some measuring six feet in length and others fitting in the palm of a hand. This INSTALMENT focuses on a group of recent works, several of which were made over lockdown in 2020 at this more intimate scale.

  • 'Scale can go anywhere from metres across to the length of a finger, and they do different things. Recently I’ve...

    "Scale can go anywhere from metres across to the length of a finger, and they do different things. Recently I’ve been working almost solely on small paintings, there’s a different intensity of focus needed when something fits in your hand, like trying to say something in as few words as possible." - Brandon Logan

  • VISIT

    A number of these new works by Brandon Logan are currently on display in the 'Feast Room', on the upper level of the gallery, open as usual.