Sugarlift x High Line Nine
Spring 2021 Artist-In-Residence
508 W 28th Street, New York, NY
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, and German publisher Gestalten featured his painted collages in the 2013 book “The Age Of Collage."
Legere's work engages with autobiography of island life and city urbanism. Employing diverse aesthetic strategies and mediums -- including sculpture, drawing, collage, painting, and video -- he examines the tension between calm and chaos, found and manipulated.
Throughout his residency, Legere will have a table station dedicated to remixing and reassembling broken or forgotten objects. Visitors are encouraged to bring any object they would like to see transformed by the artist!
Stay tuned for events hosted by Legere to celebrate his residency throughout the month!
Sunday, June 13th - Group Collage Workshop. Come see the making of a large group collage by Legere and collaborators - live! The piece will be auctioned for a nonprofit to be announced.
Tuesday, June 22nd - Live Music and Art Making. Lost Soul Of Saturn DJ Phil Moffa will be creating soundscapes, with the artist completing a live painting performance alongside. Event will be filmed.
Ongoing - Assemblage station. In the same vein as the Japanese art of Kintsugi, Legere will reassemble broken or forgotten objects, brought in by visitors. Anyone can participate! Follow @legere on IG for studio hours
Thursday, June 24th, 6:00-8:00PM - Closing Reception