In the ODD Gallery: José Luis Torres


October 7 – November 7, 2015
Opening Night: WEDNESDAY, October 7th
Artist talk* at 7:30PM in the KIAC Ballroom | Reception to follow
(*in French with English translation)

José Luis Torres will create a site-specific installation for the ODD Gallery using everyday objects and recycled materials from domestic environments collected from Dawson City.

“My pieces are frequently spontaneous configurations, in the form of site-specific installations and ephemeral interventions with architectural aspects. Throughout the constructions, notions of sculpture and architecture are melded together. Spectators are invited to look, explore and experience the physical work of art which is life sized.

The goal of my constructions, accumulative, viral and invasive, is not the form but rather the action of giving form to a use or a situation. The dialogue established between the location and the piece of work directly influences the configuration of my constructions, which are sometimes created without sketches or plans, the choice of materials and their proportions. Beyond their sometimes-rudimentary aspect, my works touch on the notion of the memories of a location, a building and the inhabitants. Some of my projects also integrate the public in in their production.”

– José Luis Torres


José Luis Torres was born in Argentina and has a Bachelor’s Degree in visual arts, a Master’s Degree in sculpture and training in architecture and integrating art with architecture. He has been living and working in Quebec since 2003.

His work has been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions, in public interventions and artist residencies in Canada, Argentina, the United States, Mexico and Europe.

Exhibition Brochure with text by Rian Lougheed-Smith