Logan’s Rye run

19/5/12- New exhibition by Andrew Logan at Rye Art Gallery.
19/5/12- New exhibition by Andrew Logan at Rye Art Gallery.
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RYE Art Gallery has pulled off a real coup with its latest exhibition of work by English sculptor, performance artist, jewellery-maker, portraitist and painter Andrew Logan.

Logan was educated as an architect at the Oxford School of Architecture, graduating in 1970.

As the founder of the Alternative Miss World in 1972, which he continues to run, he became a key figure in London’s cultural and fashion life.

He notably influenced film-maker Derek Jarman, whose early film-making work documented the social scene around Andrew Logan and his studios at Butler’s Wharf, London. His studios were also where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood staged the notorious “Valentine’s Ball” in 1976, at which the Sex Pistols first came to media attention.

Since the early Nineties, Logan has continued to exhibit his sculptures and jewellery all over the world including Saint Petersburg in Russia, Lithuania, India, Beverly Hills in Los Angeles and Mexico.

In London, he has exhibited in diverse venues, including Trafalgar Square, in the foyer of Sadler’s Wells Theatre and in West End cinemas. His lifesize horse sculptures, Pegasus 1 and 11 were displayed at Heathrow Airport, and his ‘Icarus’ sculpture hangs in Guy’s Hospital.

The Rye exhibition opened on Saturday and runs until July 1.