Most artworks dutifully await our contemplation. Then there are those that stare right back at us. Such an experience awaits in this room, where every astonished gaze is directed squarely at you, sole spectator surrounded by a sea of humanity, a group portrait of a society of individuals striving to assert their position. Sculptor Louis Fortier works with a cast of his own head to pose a series of questions about identity and the passage of time. His work has been shown in multiple group and solo exhibitions, including Art Amsterdam (2011) and Installations – On a Large Scale at Quebec City’s Musée national des beauxarts du Québec (MNBAQ) in 2016.
Louis Fortier wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Special thanks also to Marie-Ève Allard, Aurélien Monsarrat, and Marie-Andrée Saint-Pierre.