Opening this Friday, October 17th, at Thierry Goldberg Projects on Rivington St., on the lower east side of New York, is the first solo exhibition of paintings by Logan Grider. The exhibition will include Grider’s latest work – paintings depicting colorful blocks and abstract shapes of the bold-colored and moody-shadowed variety. Grider’s oeuvre conjures up Cubist kings like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, within a history-obsessed and history-rejecting, postmodern era. In Grider’s pieces, everyday objects in abstract form sit stacked atop one another in front of vague, textured backdrops.
Grider was mentioned along with Rosson Crow and Dash Snow in an article by Kelly Crow of the Wall Street Journal in 2006, about the rise of young artists to galleries and collections of notoriety. He has exhibited in group shows at Yvon Lambert Gallery in New York, Jack Tilton Gallery in New York, Baumgartner Gallery in New York and Allston Skirt Gallery in Boston.
Logan Grider was born in Salem, Oregon and currently lives and works in Connecticut. He holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, having completed programs at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The International School of Art, Italy.