The Darker Side of Playland

Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection

September 01, 2000 - January 02, 2001

Third in a series of presentations from the Kent and Vicki Logan Collection of contemporary art, this exhibition focuses on works that depict toys, cartoon characters and childhood fantasies observed from a child's perspective. While many of the images in the exhibition are normally associated with childhood happiness, others implicate issues of violence in society and cultural identity. Artists represented in the exhibition include David Levinthal, Laurie Simmons, Shonagh Adelman and J.D. Beltran.

zumbrun, sculpture of girl with blonde pigtail and dress

Heidi Zumbrun, Girl, 2000; courtesy of the artist and Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco