Juan Logan’s work sees Black identity as both a cipher that contains the secret of America’s greatness and a constant reminder of its deepest shame.
Chase Quinn, Hyperallergic
Given that it’s stranded behind a decaying Pizza Hut and dwarfed by a massive construction site (ubiquitous in Charleston’s booming real estate market), you could easily miss The Southern’s simple white façade. But if you’re enterprising enough to venture beyond the tourist-friendly galleries of King Street and its mile of postcard paintings of Charleston’s historic district, The Southern emerges from its surroundings an unlikely oasis.
Indeed, their current exhibit, Fatal Links, by Tennessee native Juan Logan, feels like a much-needed antidote to our current moment of political chaos and fake news. It uses basic elements of composition, color, and shape to bring the viewer something that feels irrefutable and substantive.Read the Full Feature