Jim Logan

Against the Windsold
Against the Wind, 2008
acrylic on canvas, 10" × 14"
It Broke His Heartsold
It Broke His Heart, 2009
acrylic on canvas, 11" × 14"
Grandma, A Moose!
Grandma, A Moose!
acrylic on canvas,30" × 36"
Midnight Swimmers
Midnight Swimmers
acrylic on board, 16" × 20"
Girl in the Willows
Girl in the Willows
acrylic on canvas, 16" × 20"
Shaman, 2008
acrylic on board, 11.5" ×16"
Bringing Home Groceries
Bringing Home Groceries, 2008
acrylic on board, 11" × 14"
Cape Dorset Spring
Cape Dorset Spring, 2008
acrylic on board, 11" × 14"
Going Down to the lake
Going Down to the Lake, 2008
acrylic on canvas, 16" × 20"
The Pest
The Pest, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 12" × 16"
The Snoop
The Snoop, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 12" × 16"
The Wake
The Wake, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 11" × 14"
Healing, 2016
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 40"


Jim Logan – Artist Biography

Jim Logan was born in 1955 in New Westminster, British Columbia and studied at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson B.C. Since 1984 he has exhibited his works in over forty venues. Much of his oeuvre is characterised by his many novel approaches to the narrative of Native life from folksy, illustrative work to his current use of erudite parody. In either case, Logan's humour and affection for his culture is tempered by a concern for the restoration of identity and self-awareness within First Nations communities.

Logan laments the low visibility of aboriginal aesthetics in formal art history and uses parody to underscore the hegemony of Western artistic tradition. Thus by "Indianizing" the masters, old and new, he has added new significance, a Native perspective, to the icons of Western art. Logan's essentially post-modern approach in delivering a message through his art is therefore a "questioning of European dominance in all aspects of our culture, not just throughout North America, but...the world [as well]. This general acceptance of European culture as a positive force, an ideal to aspire to and attain...I started questioning...how I've been affected by this, and how my people have been affected by this."

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.