October 18 - November 15, 2019

Window Gallery: Permeate + Imbue

Faith B. Logan

Reception: Friday October 18
Permeate + Imbue

The Window Gallery is visible 24/7 from the Scarth Street Walking Mall

PERMEATE + IMBUE: Ingredients foraged during my daily life—on walks around my neighbourhood, at the park, and my own backyard—have been distilled into ink. Pennies collected over the decades, now deemed worthless, react with vinegar and salt to give a brilliant oceanic blue that crystallizes on paper. Native Burr Oak acorn caps and rusted wrought iron from my front porch, when stewed for 18 hours produce a beautiful dark grey ink. Jack pine bark, weeping willow catkins, and oak acorns all reveal shades of brown with their own unique qualities. Flowers of all types are simmered down, shifting colour in unexpected ways. Once bottled, these foraged inks continue to evolve, reacting to the support they are applied to and each other. Harnessing these interactions in this site-responsive installation imbues the space with science and alchemy, an environment that distills magic from the mundane.

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FAITH B LOGAN is an emerging multidisciplinary artist based in Regina, SK, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art from the University of Regina (2010). Her most recent body of work includes intricate paper-cuttings, ink drawings, and tunnel books that depict complex ecosystems, primarily focusing on the ocean. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario. In 2013, Logan collaborated on a limited edition hand-made chapbook of her illustrations with poetry by Courtney Bates-Hardy entitled Sea Foam, funded by JackPine Press. She has been Associate Member of the local printmaking collective, Articulate Ink, and presently serves on the board at the Art Gallery of Regina. This project has been made possible with support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board micro-grant program.