Michel Lagacé holds a BFA (1975) and an MFA (1982) from the Université du Québec à Montréal and teaches at the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions around the world such as at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (1979-1992), the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris (2002) and the Museo de Las Artes at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico (2003). His hybrid works, often collages of diverse materials, juxtapose or superimpose abstract planes and figures from popular culture; they refer to the notions of ambiguity, irony, the mixing of genres and polysemy of signs. Several of Lagacé’s projects are integrated into architecture, including Champs magnétiques, a glass triptych installed in the lobby of the Cégep where he teaches, and Jours de verre, a diptych mounted in the hallway of the main entrance to the CSSS in Trois-Pistoles.
Michel Lagacé, Les plâtrés, 2012. Vestons en tissus, crochets de métal, acrylique et encre sur le tissus des vestons. 90 x 460 cm. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.