Artist José Luis Torres has just recently completed a series of temporary installations along rue du Sault-au-Matelot in the Quartier création neighbourhood in Quebec City. His works appear as part of the Passages insolites event, organized this summer for the first time by EXMURO public arts.
It was at the invitation from Vincent Roy, artistic director of EXMURO, that the sculptor created a body of four works entitled Stock en transit. The event website mentions; “With a pinch of irony, Stock en transit (Stock in transit) playfully brings together an impressive number of colourful objects from our familiar surroundings. These polymorphous sculptures question the elusiveness of things as well as our tendency towards excessive consumption and hoarding of diverse objects, especially during the summertime”.
The project brings together professional artists specialized in visual arts and architectural collectives from Quebec in order to deploy ephemeral installations in six different locations. The inauguration took place July 17th and the pieces will remain on display until October 18th. Les passage insolites event aims to encourage the public to wander off the beaten path and experience the unexpected – creating an original way of experiencing the city.