Lacerte art contemporain Montréal is proud to present recent works by sculptor Jean-Pierre Morin, gathered together under the title Éruption.
Over the past several years, Jean-Pierre Morin’s works have been marked by a dual identity, melding both structural geometry and organic form. These powerful aluminum sculptures are the fruit of thousands of small squares welded together to form rhizomes that recall the world of plants. Their recurrent ovoid forms are the expression of an upsurge or eruption from a metal matrix. Inspired by the ingenuity and poetry of nature, Jean-Pierre Morin has, in turn, imagined new species emerging from nascent matter.
Éruption is composed of three aluminum sculptures, two in monumental format, as well as three pedestal works in black anodized aluminum. A series of drawings rounds out the exhibition.
Jean-Pierre Morin's work are part of numerous private and public collections in Canada, amongst them, Art Bank of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Prêt d’oeuvres d’art du Musée du Québec, Musée du Bas St-Laurent, Musée régional de Rimouski, Musée de Joliette, National Bank of Canada, Collection de la Capitale Nationale and Loto-Quebec. Since 1988, Jean-Pierre Morin achieved more than thirty public art works, mostly as part of the Programme d’intégration des arts à l’architecture, amongst them, at Siège social de la SAAQ à Québec, Centre de Foire Expo-Cité de Québec, Parc Molson in Montreal, Grande Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec in Montreal and at Guelph's City Hall in Ontario. In February 2008, Jean-Pierre Morin recieved the Fondation Monique et Robert Parizeau Award and in 2012, the artist was elected as a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.