This is a panel discussion with the following individuals:
Michael McFalls, Interim Director of the Bo Bartlett Center,
Chris Whittey, the Alan F. Rothschild Distinguished Chair of Art at Columbus State University,
Shantay Robinson, Freelance Writer of Black Arts and Culture with Contributions to Burnaway, Black Art in America, and more,
and Juan Logan, artist showcased in Creating and Collecting at the Bartlett Center.
Working out of his studio in Belmont, North Carolina, artist Juan Logan continues to expand his art’s unyielding call for social responsibility. A retired University of North Carolina Professor, Logan’s installations, sculptures, prints, and paintings are included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Art, and many more. Through his many exhibitions and a very successful career, Juan has amassed a collection of works from his friends and sources of inspiration in the art world. Not only will this exhibition share his many holdings by the most important artists from the 1970s to the present, it will also present Juan’s own work in dialogue with his collection. The galleries will examine the role that Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenberg, Robert Motherwell, Thornton Dial, and more have played in Juan’s practice as an artist and how collecting has informed his creative process.
See the discussion below: