Sugarlift to debut recent paintings by artist Jon Legere on October 9, 2015
(New York, September 28, 2015) Sugarlift is excited to announce our newest exhibition, a solo show of recent paintings by Brooklyn-based Bermudian collage artist Jon Legere. We will celebrate the launch of the show with a gallery opening at Sugarlift, at 200 Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn. Beer from our friends at Braven Brewing Company will be served throughout the evening, and entry is free of charge.
Jon Legere is a Bermudian mixed media artist who works with video, paint, collage, photography, performance and sculpture. His collaborative video installation “TURNS” with mentor Margot Lovejoy was part of the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York City. Since then he has shown in numerous galleries globally. German publisher Gestalten recently featured his painted collages in the 2013 book “The Age Of Collage”.
Legere's work reconstructs the banality of the modern image. With 1.8 billion images uploaded and shared each day, the work is a form of image recycling. A second life for decapitated selfies.
The constructs are appropriations of mixed media frenzies. His paper and paint assemblages combine bold fluorescent colors, dissected subjects and spikes of architectural form. By cutting away the distractions of recognizable subjects, the found imagery blends with painterly gestures energizing the entire surface. It's as if the disregarded scraps from the cutting room floor have been applied to the surface with storm force winds. As this wave of chaos passes vertical harmony remains. What's left are shadows of deconstructed layers in an infinite abyss of lost imagery. Perhaps a frozen window of the digital dumping ground we call cyberspace.
Learn more about Legere’s work on his website or Instagram. Additional information, a press deck, and high-res images are available upon request, and we are happy to arrange an interview or phone call with the artist. Please reach out to [email protected] with inquiries.