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Remai Modern to host first major hometown exhibition by Saskatoon-born artist Zachari Logan

For immediate release — August 16, 2021 

SASKATOON, CANADA — Remai Modern is pleased to present a new body of work by Zachari Logan. Ghost Meadows opens in the museum’s Connect Gallery on August 21 and includes meticulously detailed drawings and hand-built ceramics that draw on the natural world.

The exhibition marks the Saskatoon-born artist’s first major solo exhibition in his hometown.

“Zachari has seen tremendous success in his career, showing work around the world. I’ve had the great pleasure of watching him work over the past ten years, and I continue to be impressed by his energy and thoughtfulness, and his thorough and ever-evolving investigation of plant life and the human body,” said Sandra Fraser, Curator (Collections). “We are excited at Remai Modern to be the first to exhibit this new body of work and share it with a hometown audience.” 

In Ghost Meadows, Logan continues his dialogue with art historical and literary references, and his ongoing engagement with queer ecologies and aesthetics. The exhibition includes large-scale drawings. During opening weekend, Logan will create a large drawing directly on the wall, live in the gallery space. Visit Remai Modern on Saturday and Sunday to see the artistic process as it unfolds.

Logan first gained attention with his life-size self-portraits exploring masculinity and beauty, followed by dense tapestries of native Saskatchewan plants and self-portraits in a state of metamorphosis with various plants and animals. His new work is lyrical and poetic, evoking the body only through gesture and implied movement. 

The exhibition coincides with the publication of the artist’s first book of poetry, A Natural History of Unnatural Things, which comes out in September.

Ghost Meadows is on view in the Connect Gallery until January 9, 2022. The Connect Gallery is always free thanks to the generous support of TD.

About Zachari Logan

Zachari Logan (b. 1980, Saskatoon) works in drawing, ceramics and installation practices. He has exhibited widely in locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and his work is found in private and public collections worldwide. 

A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Logan received an Alumni of Influence Award, the Lieutenant Governor’s Emerging Artist Award, and in 2016 was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award. His work has been featured in publications worldwide, including The Shadow of The Sun: Ross Bleckner & Zachari Logan. His book of poetry, A Natural History of Unnatural Things, published by Radiant Press comes out in September.

About Remai Modern

Remai Modern is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Traditional Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to First Nations and Métis ancestors and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon. 

Remai Modern would like to acknowledge the contributions of the Frank & Ellen Remai Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture through the Sask Lotteries Fund, SK Arts and the City of Saskatoon.

For additional information contact:

Stephanie McKay

Communications Manager, Remai Modern