Karine Léger's approach first involves the need to deconstruct in order to lay the foundations for an introspective reconstruction. In the studio, bits of torn and cut-up paper and photographs form a growing pile on the work table. Individual pieces from the pile will be meticulously selected for colour, texture and shape, to be arranged and rearranged, assembled and reassembled, in a quest for the right balance. Each of her paintings consists of simple clean lines and a restricted palette.
Through the simplicity of her structures and the clarity of the forms, her paintings suggest a skyline or a geometric terrain. There are places where the line becomes mountain, where the gesture evokes the tide, a breath of time passing. The layers and monochrome touches add a profoundly moving dimension to these pieces.
The work of Karine Léger is a pretext for a meeting of shapes and shades which seem to emerge from a hidden light source. It creates a contemplative space for the viewer to lose – or indeed find – themselves for a moment.
2016 Where we met (solo show), Exhibit by Aberson – Tulsa, OK (USA)
2016 Duo with Jaeok Lee, Lanoue Gallery – Boston, MA (USA)
2016 Salon du printemps des artistes des Cantons-de-l'Est, Édition 2016, Musée des beaux-Arts of Sherbrooke
2015 Bleu (group show),– Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton – Sherbrooke
2015 Intervalle – with artist Patricia Barrowman, Galerie MX – Montreal
2014 Winter Group Show, Lanoue Gallery – Boston (USA)
2014 Traits abstraits (group show), Galerie MX – Montreal
2014 Duo with artist Joanna Chelkowska, Galerie D – Montreal
2013 Déconstruction (exposition Collective), Galerie D – Montreal
2013 Museum of Fine Arts of Sherbrooke (boutique) – Sherbrooke
2012 Galerie Suite 60 – Trois-Rivières
2012 Pi2 (group show), Galerie MX – Montreall
2012 Le nord, le sud – with artist Daniel Lalonde, Galerie Espace – Montreal
2011 Gesamt Galerie, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2011 A small conversation (photography), with artist Greer Versteeg, Le Barbare – Montreal
2010 Sans visage, Narcisse Bistro – Montreal
2009 Forêt (photographies), StudioBizz – Montreal