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Opening reception: Friday, April 4th, 2014
TRUCK Contemporary Art
2009 – 10 Avenue SW
Donations gratefully accepted at the door and online at Invest YYC.
Help us reach our Festival Fund goal of $5,000!
Installation artist José Luis Torres combines and repurposes unlikely items and creates something completely new out of nothing much. His recurring themes include shelter, mobility, and portability. The exhibit continues until May 3. For more info visit truck.ca.
Mutations evokes a collector’s aesthetic and the idea that something can be created out of nothing. Torres begins with a profusion of randomly chosen objects, creating unexpected and unlikely combinations from reused items, using instability as an artistic means. Through this process, Torres takes objects and makes them look like other “things”, like an illusionist.
José Luis Torres
José Luis Torres is a native of Argentina who has been established in the Québec region since 2003. His artistic practice draws on both his architecture and visual arts training. Dwellings and small shelters, portability and mobility are recurring themes in his work, in which frequent references to South American culture can also be seen. Recently, his work on the notions of territory and memory has been the subject of several individual exhibitions. His works have been showcased in exhibitions, residencies and symposiums in South America, North America and Europe.