by Jason Logan

60 pages, 5.75" x 8.25"
Edition of 1000

ISBN: 978-0-9799188-7-2

It is with optimism, and a pioneering spirit that a man carries a cane and top hat into the wilderness. Like Philip Guston's "Poor Richard" drawings, the figures in Jason Logan's paintings are variations on an allegorical character: a man somewhere between a captain of industry and prospector, panning for gold along the cold line between the United States and Canada. However the images convey respectability that is fraying and desperate. Logan's shabby magicians, hopeful gold diggers, greedy oilmen and gentlemen loggers illustrate the eternal pairing-off of reason and nature, set in the Canadian Pacific northwest.

These paintings were made in March 2002 as Logan was en route to
the Klondike Institute in Dawson City, Yukon.