The Artist and Musicians
|Dimensions||58.42 x 68.58 cm|
Inspired by his experiences as a lay minister in the Kwanlin Dün First Nation village from 1983 to 1988, Jim Logan (Cree/Sioux-Metis) documents the lives and often-harrowing experiences of the Indigenous community, many of whose members were survivors of the Canadian government’s residential schooling system. Logan’s compositions are powerful testaments to the stories of adversity, barbaric conditions, and resilience that were shared with him. The Artist and Musicians captures an intimate scene of a family playing music and making art together at home. In his distinctive faux-naive style, simplified fields are filled with bright colours and outlined in black, giving life and personality to his subjects.