Veteran photographer Matthew Logmann has been tapped as the Galveston Art League’s Featured Artist of the Month with a special exhibit from July 4-26. He will display and sell about a dozen of his pictures just inside the entrance to the Art League’s gallery at 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston; other league members have exhibited up to three works per person throughout the rest of the gallery.
Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Gallery visitors will need to wear protective facemasks and are asked to practice social distancing in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
Logmann’s evocative images, all of them framed and ready to hang (as are all 2-D member artworks in every Art League show), also will be offered for sale on www.GalvestonArtLeague.com. Online purchases may be completed with a credit card, or, to pay by cash or check, shoppers can email or call. Delivery is offered in multiple ways: Curbside pickup at the gallery, local drop-offs at the buyer’s home or business, or shipping if local pickup isn’t possible; out-of-town buyers will pay an additional fee to cover third-party shipping.
Early in his 40-plus years of experience as a photographer, Logmann’s subject matter was street photography, which blended in a bit of fashion and portraiture. He prefers the medium of black-and-white film because it offers excellent darkroom control.
Having embraced the digital world of photography, Logmann expanded into scenic and nature images along with employing the motion of the subject or camera to achieve desired effects in a still medium. Always a stickler for control, he does his own post-capture modification of images but minimally. He prints his own final images.
Logmann is essentially self-taught, although he has attended a couple of workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He enjoys exchanging ideas and commentary with other artists in the community.
A Houston resident, Logmann is a professional-level member of the Galveston Art League, a nonprofit organization founded in 1914 to promote visual arts and art education in Galveston County and beyond. The league and its gallery are run exclusively by volunteers; there has never been a salaried employee on staff.
The Art League is supported chiefly by contributions, an annual fall gala, and memberships at various levels. Please visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com to learn more about memberships (click on “Join”). The homepage also offers links for seeing and purchasing works exhibited in past Art League shows.