September 2020 – October 2021
José Luis Torres
The Foreman Art Gallery is please to join forces with the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke for the instalment of a site-specific artwork produced by artist José Luis Torres in Square Queen, located at the crossroads of Queen and Samuel-Grantham streets in the borough of Lennoxville. The Clearing invites passersby to take a break in the ephemeral park and marvel at the gush of light produced by this public art installation. Luminous from dusk to dawn, the sculpture incites viewers elevate the gaze towards the sky. Flamboyant and striking in its urban context, The Clearing reaches out to local communities by addressing people in the public space.
Produced in partnership with Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, Commerce Sherbrooke, Explore Lennox, the City of Sherbrooke, and with the support of Global Excel.
Born in Argentina, José Luis Torres lives and works in Quebec since 2003. He holds a BFA, an MFA in sculpture, and scholarly background in architecture. Mostly grounded in sculpture, installation and public intervention, his practice seeks to initiate gestures of appropriation in the public space, through forms of détournement on everyday materiality. His work was presented as part of countless collective and solo exhibitions, and as public intervention in the context of international art residencies.