Born in Trois-Rivières, Morgan Legaré lives and works in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.
He presented his work individually as well as in a group exhibition at the Laroche/Joncas gallery in Montreal. Legaré shares his involvement in the Montreal artistic community as an active member of the current CIRCA art artists' centre. He also regularly donates his works to organizations such as Les Impatients for their exhibition Parle-Moi d'amour. In collaboration with curator Jean-Michel Quirion, he presented the exhibition Extraction at the artists' centre L'Œil de Poisson in Quebec City. He also participated in the 5th edition of Artch in Montreal and will soon present his third and forth solo exhibitions at ELEKTRA and the art center Fais-moi l'art. His work is found in the Majudia collection of Ubisoft Montréal, as well as in several other private collections in Quebec.
Morgan Legaré produces works through 3D rendering and digital prints, having as genesis the mesh between the material and virtual object. Printed images, modular architectures and spatial arrangements that are both pictorial and sculptural overlap in the exhibition space to generate cognitive-perceptual installation experiences. Forms and functions come into tension. His proposals skillfully foil circulation and contemplation.
Through his most recent work, Morgan Legaré is interested in the bilateral mechanisms between automation and control. A true specialization in industrial control, automation is a process aimed at increasing profitability and guaranteeing the quantity and quality of production using advanced technologies. According to the workings of these technical systems, the artist creates in a counterproductive way with a 3D exploration software to challenge practices dehumanized by automation.
Credit : Isabel Ortega Sampson
Morgan Legaré, Visual Artist, Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal (CAN)