Portraits and Process
Photographic Portraits by Zane Logan
Event Types: Visual Arts
Sep 26, 2022 9:00 AM — Oct 14, 2022 2:00 PM
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Greenville Technical College Benson Campus Galleries
Portraits and Process,
Photography by Zane Logan
Benson Campus Galleries
Greenville Technical College
2522 Locust Hill Road
Open to the public, M – Th, 9am to 7pm and Fr, 9am to 2pm.
September 26, 2022 through October 14, 2022
Zane Logan, an accomplished photographer and compassionate teacher, has the unique prerequisites to produce Portraits and Process, an intuitive, sensitive series of portraits that honor and celebrate the individuality and confidence of his current students. Achieving this collaboration between his students and himself began with discussions among them and his thoughtful listening. With parental permission, each student-subject arrived at the photo shoot dressed in comfortable, confidence-enhancing clothing, and each chose their own unique gaze toward the viewer. Interestingly, Logan found many of the students did not chose to smile but instead chose “an intense return of the gaze, demanding a little more consideration by the viewer.”
Logan notes, “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.” Portraits and Process was designed to “not only support them through this destabilized time, but” also “acknowledge their character, achievements, and perseverance in enduring it.” Portraits and Process gives us a fresh view of adolescents as approachable and searching but without the much-pictured arrogance and angst as seen in the daily media. Logan with the practiced eye and skill of excellence combined with his personal humanity has crafted portraits of each youth’s essence resulting in a hopeful look into the future.
Having Logan and Portraits and Process on campus is in many ways a homecoming. Logan began his study of photography and visual art at Greenville Tech before he matriculated to the Savannah College of Art and Design to complete his BFA. Zane then continued his studies earning an MFA at Clemson University. Eventually he returned to Greenville Tech to begin his teaching career as the photography instructor and he is currently the Instructor of Photography at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally in both solo and group shows including the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; the Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC; PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont; Gallery 101, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; and Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.
Portrait and Process is on view in Greenville Technical College’s Benson Campus Galleries, 2522 Locust Hill Road, Monday – Thursday, 9am – 7pm and Friday, 9am to 2pm. The public is welcome. For more information visit www.gvltec.edu/dva or call Fleming Markel, Gallery Director or Pat Owens, Gallery Assistant at 864 250-3051 or email [email protected].