Sandy Logan: Ironic Abstraction

When is a photograph not a photograph? When it’s a work by Charleston artist and architect Sandy Logan, whose photographs focus in on such detail that their subject becomes something of a mystery. Logan’s works are featured in an exhibit titled Sandy Logan: Ironic Abstraction at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum.

The exhibit consists of 25 images, many depicting objects that have been so removed from their natural context that their original meanings or purposes have been transformed into more personal and subjective perceptions. Some photographs demonstrate situations that have taken on or received a twist on their original purpose, thus rendering a changed perception of their actuality.

Logan’s interest in photography began during architecture school at the University of Pennsylvania, when he was piqued by the West Philadelphia train yards and the industrial plants by the river. He then commenced a career-long investigation into the close detail of not only the built environment but also the waste of our expanding access to products and the consequences of our continuous misuse and subsequent abandonment of them.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, June 9 and runs through Sunday, September 20, 2015. Regular gallery hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free. For more information, call (843) 238-2510.