Border Crossings / Cross Canada Fundraising Auction

February 1225, 2024
Auction begins to close at 8:00 pm ET

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LOT 35

Lot 35

Zachari Logan

Zachari Logan
Lot 35 Details
Zachari Logan


Pastel on brown paper; unframed
65.5 x 50 in — 166.4 x 127 cm

Estimate $19,000-$20,500

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Courtesy of the artist; Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.

The Work & Artist Bio

Summer Bones No. 1, (after Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit, 1599), 2021, is a beautifully reinterpreted tribute and reading of Caravaggio’s painting which is, like Logan’s, set against a warm golden brown ground. Adhering to the mood of the Caravaggio which presents ideas of fading beauty and decay, what we see in Logan’s exquisitely rendered drawing — pastel on brown paper — are seared and curling leaves and branches and stems with spare foliage. As with most of his work, we see a recognition of nature’s cycle of death and regeneration. Logan’s circle lifts and is light as it hovers against its ground, where Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit is admonitory, darker, carrying the tone of morality, reflecting the pervasive presence of the Church. Logan’s remarkable drawing is gentle, almost musical in its circular, wreath-like figuration.

Canadian artist Zachari Logan works mainly with large-scale drawing, ceramics and installations, evolving a visual language that explores the intersections between identity, memory and place. Zachari Logan, born in Saskatoon in 1980, has exhibited widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His work is found in private and public collections worldwide, including; National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Remai Modern, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (NMOCA), 21cMuseums Hotel Collection, Thetis Foundation, and the Peabody Essex Museum, among others. As an extension of his studio practice, Logan has attended many residencies; including Vienna's Museums Quartier MQ21 Program, the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, Wave Hill Botanical Gardens Winter Workspace Program in the Bronx, Little Bird Residency in Bulgaria and was artist in residence at the Tom Thomson Shack at the McMichael Gallery. Logan has worked collaboratively with celebrated artists, including Ross Bleckner and Sophie Calle and his work has been featured in many publications worldwide, including BBC Culture, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Border Crossings, Huffington Post, Canadian Art and Hyperallergic to name a few. Logan’s recent projects include the 2-person exhibition, “Shadow Of The Sun: Ross Bleckner & Zachari Logan,” (2021) at Wave Hill Botanical Gardens in the Bronx; “Wildflower” (2021) a solo exhibition at the Canadian High Commission in London UK; “Ghost Meadows,” (2021–22) at Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Canada and “Remembrance,” (2022–23) at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts. Logan’s current exhibition, “The Flourishing Edge” continues through June 2024 at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum. Zachari Logan is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.

The Wholly Trinity, Border Crossings Issue 158, 2022

Feat of Clay, Border Crossings Issue 134, 2015

Artist's Website

Paul Petro Contemporary Art


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LOT 35

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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