Portraits and Process. An Exhibition by Zane Logan.

January 19 - March 15, 2023Cyrill-Westside Library

Artist Statement

The subject of this exhibition is high school students. The portraits serve as both an observance and celebration of their individual personality and confidence.

Adolescence is historically a tumultuous time of identity formation and heightened emotional experience. The youth of today are forced to navigate this challenging period with the additional burden of uncertainty and anxiety stemming from the COVID-19 Pandemic. School closures, remote learning, and isolation from friends and family are only a few of the pandemic stressors that they have been unexpectedly forced to endure.

It is critical for their mental health and well-being that we not only support them through this destabilized time, but that we acknowledge their character, achievements, and perseverance in enduring it.

Artist Bio

Zane Logan was born in Pickens, South Carolina. He earned his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007 and his MFA from Clemson University in 2012. He is an Instructor of Photography at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, South Carolina. His work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the United States in both solo and group shows, including the Columbia Museum of Art, the Riverworks Gallery, the Redux Contemporary Art Center, and the PhotoPlace Gallery, among others.

Haven portrait by Zane Logan
Jane portrait by Zane Logan
Nassir portrait by Zane Logan