BIO

Marco Logsdon
Medium

Oil, tar, acrylics and whatever on canvas, paper, panel and more...

 

Education

Fine Arts Program, Area of Concentration - Painting, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY

 

Representation

 

Awards  
  • Al Smith Fellowship. Professional Artist Assistance Award. 1996 and 2010

  • EcoArt Grant Award, Lexington Fayette-Urban County Government Department of Environmental Quality. 2011

  • Woodland Arts Fair. Best of Kentucky Award. August 2012

Marco Logsdon
Contemporary Artist

Non-Objective, Abstract, Mixed Media

 

Artist Statement
 

I have always worked with the idea of sequence.  At the beginning of my career, I read somewhere that most artists create one work and spend their life recreating it over and over again with slight variations.  I believe this is true; we spend our lives chipping away at an idea where a conclusion remains elusive because the human mind finds a way to build on previous versions of itself.

 

I have spent the last 30 years chipping away at an idea where a painting's meaning does not involve words or known symbols from the real world but rather a place where shapes and patterns create their own visual language.   Nothing new in the history of art, but still an open field.  My goal is to have a painting become a universal spiritual thing that goes beyond a specific interpretation or story.  My use of reclaimed materials, tar, and encaustic wax adds nuance to each piece, and by varying color and form, I believe each painting takes on a life of its own.  Once on display, this puts the interpretation of meaning into the hands of the viewer, as all art is about communication. 

 

Exhibition Highlights
  • Lexington Council for the Arts. Three Man Show. Lexington, KY. 1/89

  • Artsplace Gallery. Six Year Retrospective Invitational Exhibition. Lexington, KY. 9/90

  • Artswatch Gallery. Lavender Art and Craft Exhibit. Honorable Mention. Louisville, KY. 6/92

  • Southern Illinois University. Arts in Celebration. Carbondale, IL. 9/92

  • Artsplace Gallery. Three Man Show. Lexington, KY. 8/92

  • Artist's Attic. Annual Competition. 3rd. Place. Lexington, KY. 9/92

  • Water Tower. Louisville Visual Art Association Water Tower Annual. Louisville, KY. 4/93

  • Artsplace Gallery. Lexington Council for Arts, Two Man Show. Lexington, KY. 2/97

  • Van de Griff Gallery. One Man Show. Santa Fe, NM. 5/98

  • Central Public Library. Two Man Show. Lexington, KY. 12/98

  • Water Tower. Louisville Visual Art Association Water Tower Annual. Merit Award. Louisville, KY. 3/99

  • Swanson-Cralle East Market. Two Man Show. Louisville, KY. 1/00

  • Arts on Main Juried Exhibition. Shelbyville, KY. 7-9/00

  • Swanson-Cralle East Market. One Man Show. Louisville, KY. 9/01

  • Kentucky Visions Invitational Exhibition. Governors Mansion. Frankfort, KY. 4/03

  • Swanson Reed Contemporary. One Man Show. Louisville, KY. 5/04

  • Swanson Reed Contemporary. “M Art after Minimalism Group Show.” Louisville, KY. 5/05

  • Arts on Main Juried Exhibition. Shelbyville, KY. 8/05

  • Swanson Reed Contemporary. One Man Show. Louisville, KY. 5/06

  • Logsdon 1909 Gallery & Studio. One Man Show. Chicago, IL. 9/06

  • Logsdon 1909 Gallery & Studio. Two Man Show. Chicago, IL. 5/07

  • Swanson Reed Contemporary. One Man Show. Tertiary White. Chicago, IL. 11/08

  • Logsdon 1909 Gallery. One Man Show. Tertiary White. Chicago, IL. 1/09

  • Artsplace. Kentucky Painters Forum. Lexington, KY. 8/09

  • Logsdon 1909 Gallery. WonderSky. Chicago, IL. 8/09

  • MS Rezny Gallery. Present in Landscape. Lexington, KY. 4/10

  • Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. River Country. Owensboro, KY. 12/11

  • Artsplace Gallery. Possibilities of Wood. Lexington, KY. 4/12

  • MS Rezny Gallery. Pattern and Recognition. Lexington, KY. 6/12

  • The Black Lodge. The Human Console. Lexington, KY. 6/13

  • MS Rezny Gallery. 3 x 33 Group Show. Lexington, KY. 9/13

  • Community Arts Center. Weathered and Reclaimed Solo Show, Danville, KY. 8/14

  • Living Arts & Sciences Center. Pattern, Color, and Form: The Art of Marco Logsdon and Nicole Hand. Lexington, KY. 11/14

  • MS Rezny Gallery. Co-Joined: Painting, photography and mixed media by Marco Logsdon and Michael Wayne. Lexington, KY 6/15

  • MS Rezny Gallery. Subjective Neutrality:  A non-objective exploration of muted colors and tar on reclaimed materials. Lexington, KY 10/16

  • Community Arts Center. New Year New Art. Danville, KY 2/17

  • Zephyr Gallery. Deliberation: Slow and careful movement of thought. Louisville, KY 3/17