Beverly Logan

Class of 2020


Beverly Logan uses her photographic archives as the source material to create collages that explore hallucinations, memory and dreams.

All the elements in the collages are recognizable objects. But to visualize how they might appear in dreams, memories and hallucinations she relies more on the elements of composition - colors, shapes, lines, scale – than logic to determine where the pieces fit. It is, she imagines, how composers use rhythm, harmony and texture to make music.

Logan’s process in making the collages is both meditative and enlightening. Cutting along the lines of an object in a photograph is an absorbing activity. Layering images on top of each other without regard to reality can reveal one’s subconscious. The collages are lasting and can be studied while dreams, hallucinations and memories are fleeting.

READ: “What We See“ an Interview with Beverly Logan