The studio is the quintessential eclectic place. For the artist, it is at once a laboratory, a repository for visual archives and a freedom territory. It is space that is both closed and open, where objects, images, fragmented works as well as works in progress accumulate. They are the spirit of the place.
The environment implied by the exhibition is evocative of the art studio and it occupies a space that is far removed from the neutral space traditionally assigned to contemporary art. It is a vast pictorial index, a space where the creative artist can evolve freely, but also a place where each spectator may have a hand in the images created by Luc Bergeron. For this event, the artist has revisited 10 years of exploration to identify a number of recurrent formal problems in both his figurative and his abstract works.“In this way, I reappropriate the bookshelf, the window and the work table by laying out drawings, plasters, photos and art pictures, landscape and figure motifs, says the artist. This work can be viewed both as an unveiling of the components of my research and as a playful activity that acts on my imagination.”
By highlighting the artist’s interest for the spatialisation of space and for architecture and imaginary structures, the exhibition proposes a unique experience in stage design which draws inspiration from two areas of great significance: the studio and the room. Built along the lines of an installation, the exhibition puts into question the relationship between the components and the manner in which they participate in the creative process and find their place in an ensemble that is eclectic in appearance.
The Musée is proud to exhibit works by Luc Bergeron and to remember his participation, in 1986, in the 5thedition of the Symposium international d’art contemporain of Baie-Saint-Paul.