Humboldt Magnussen, Before We Compared Traumas (detail), 2012, pen on paper.

Artists by Artists: Zachari Logan & Humboldt Magnussen

January 25 to March 10, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 25 at 8 p.m.

Humboldt Magnussen creates personal folk tales, layering themes of home, belonging, and survival. His hybrid characters function as surrogates, referencing people and places close to him, allowing him to explore elusive aspects of his own identity. Magnussen’s visual narratives include plant and animal life that reflect his experiences of growing up in rural Saskatchewan.

Magnussen is an Interdisciplinary Masters student at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He is co-founder of the Saskatoon queer arts festival, “Eat Your Art Out, Judy Garland,” and has exhibited his work nationally. His mentor, Zachari Logan, is a Saskatoon artist whose large-scale, detailed drawings have been included in group and solo exhibitions across the Americas and Europe.