On View
Circulation Gallery
Exhibition
A Century in the Making
Created by
Logan, Juan, American, born 1946
Date
2010
Medium
mixed media : acrylic on canvas and cloth , cardboard and glitter
Dimensions
H x W x D (unframed): 72 × 96 × 3 1/8 in. (182.9 × 243.8 × 7.9 cm)
Description
This symbolic abstracted collage features a large, brilliantly glittered black cloud-like shape at the center of the canvas on top of a vivid red background. Above the large black mass are eight (8) white cloud-like shapes, interspersed with black glittered teardrop shapes. Below the large black mass, covering most of the lower half of the artwork, is a large green expanse reminiscent of a field. The white clouds and green field are filled with puzzle pieces affixed to the canvas and to each other. The puzzle pieces in the clouds are white, gray and light brown, and the puzzle pieces in the field are an assortment of colors and patterns, creating the appearance of a field of wildflowers. The large black mass, as well as the centers of the teardrop shapes, are inpainted with glitter. Faintly visible underlying the red base is a grid pattern of evenly spaced squares marked with black lines. The back of the canvas is inscribed ["Some Clouds Are Darker" / 2010 / Juan Logan].
Cultural Place
Sullivans Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Visual Arts
Type
paintings
mixed media
Topic
Art
Slavery
United States History
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jonell and Juan Logan
Object number
2014.225
Restrictions & Rights
© Juan Logan
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53a163df6-d87b-48b6-965b-38de2741e969
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