JOSÉ LUIS TORRES
De l'horizontal au vertical (From Horizontal to Vertical)
TOUR WITH THE ARTIST (IN FRENCH)
Sunday, May 28, 2 pm
All welcome. Free admission.
The exhibition continues until June 11, 2017 inclusively.
De l'horizontal au vertical (From Horizontal to Vertical) provides Torres with an opportunity to fill the Karsh-Masson Gallery with his personal vision and produce a newly imagined environment. The reconfigured gallery displays both the process and the result of an exercise in cartography whereby the artist maps his own reality. His way of occupying space; his approach to the transformation, presentation and manipulation of objects; even the materials he works with are all important markers of his artistic universe. After all, although site-specific art provides a clearer window into an artist’s thought process, thereby supporting a more faithful representation of reality, this reality remains steeped in subjectivity.
- Excerpt from the catalogue essay by Céline Le Merlus
JOSÉ LUIS TORRES was born in Argentina. In addition to holding a bachelor's degree in visual arts and a master's degree in sculpture, he has training in architecture and integrating art with architecture. He has been living and working in Quebec since 2003. His work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions, public art interventions and artist residencies in Canada, Argentina, the United States, Mexico and Europe.
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
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Open daily 9 am to 8 pm.
Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.