Sept.16 to Nov. 5, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2-6pm
Logan Cryer is a curator based in Philadelphia with a penchant for local art histories. They are an alum of Moore College of Art & Design, where they acquired a BFA in Fine Arts and minored in Curatorial Studies. Logan attended Headlong Performance Institute in the Fall of 2017 and has orbited experimental performance and dance spaces ever since. They are the Co-curator of Icebox Project Space and the founder of SNAIL Gallery, an online curatorial experiment. Since 2020, Logan has been a part of Television, a service that provides low cost technology rentals to curators, activists, and organizers in Philadelphia. Logan is a regular contributor to Artblog and one of the hosts for Artblog Radio. Their past work includes arts administrative roles with Leeway Foundation, Amber Art and Design and Moore College of Art & Design. In addition to art and culture work, Logan works as a tax preparer with the group, Philly Tax Prep for artists, who provides accessible tax prep and consultations to artists and independent contractors.
Logan Cryer has been invited to add to our layers of librarianship by Summer Librarian #4, Maria Möller.
Pick up your how-to workbook at the exhibition, or click here for the digital guide:
See full details about the Summer Library project, including other Librarians' work, here.
The Prophecy of the Creation Myth
Nearly every culture has a story about how the world was created and a story that predicts how it will conclude. The vast majority of humans live our lives in the middle of these two stories. We find the meaning between the beginning and the end. The Prophecy of the Creation Myth explores the inseparable nature of beginnings and endings and asks how stories and books can guide us to think about our lives as continuous cycles of beginnings, endings, and in-betweens.
During this project, books from the Summer Library are paired together based on their complimentary or opposing subject matter. They become combined into one nearly inseparable object by layering alternating pages from each book. By combining books, the contents within become part of one larger, more complex narrative. Do these two books feel at odds with each other? Could you have one without the other? How does it feel to accept both at once?
Visitors are encouraged to create their own book combinations, and to consider their associations with beginnings and endings. They may even create new stories of their own. Pick up your how-to workbook at the exhibition, or click here for the digital guide.
A selection of book combinations from Logan and from exhibition visitors: