January 2018 - Montreal QC
The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul
A bronze sculpture by Montreal sculptor David Altmejd (born 1974). The work is entitled "L’œil" (the Eye) and represents the transition between the inside and the outside of the museum. In general, Altmejd creates highly detailed large-scale sculptures that often blur the distinction between interior and exterior, surface and structure, representation and abstraction and which often blur the distinction between various types of body shapes. In this case, he has created a bird-man. In his words, the museum is a space that represents in miniature the universe itself – just as the human head does.