José Luis Torres. DÉ-CONSTRUCTIONS
José Luis Torres created an outdoor in situ installation in July 2020. It can be viewed free of charge by all via the Musée parking lot. The exhibition of indoor work by José Luis Torres will be presented from 1 October 2020 to 30 May 2021. Opening night events for autumn 2020 exhibitions will be held the evening of Thursday, 1 October.
With a special interest in the formal and symbolic value of the object, Torres usually creates installations in the form of enveloping constructions, often seemingly infinite and reflective of a state of perpetual change. In this sense, the present exhibition, on view over three seasons, from October 2020 until September 2021, will stimulate the connection between the site, the artwork and the individual. A shifting and participative work, its fruit will depend on visitors’ involvement in it over time.
To complete the installation, the artist used recycled and revalorized elements from the inventories of the Sherbrooke organization Estrie Aide. The reuse and transformation of objects in order to give them a second life are at the heart of Estrie Aide’s mission as well as of the artist’s practice.
About the artist
For the project, the Musée has teamed up with an artist working in great freedom and endowed with an astonishing power to amaze. Resolutely rooted in the present time, Torres recycles in order to create, contrast, examine and make us think. His creations cast a wide net, giving rise to all sorts of emotions on the part of visitors.
Born in Argentina, José Luis Torres has lived and worked in Quebec since 2003. He holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts, a master’s degree in sculpture and a background in architecture and incorporating art into architecture. His work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions and in public interventions in the course of artist residencies around the world. His renown is constantly growing.
The artist’s website: joseluistorres.ca
Photo credit: François Lafrance
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.