Scotiabank Nuit Blanche


There is an elephant in the truck, 2013

Suitable for all ages

Laurence Vallières

There is an elephant in the truck

Laurence Vallières - Montreal, Canada


Presentation of a sculpture in cardboard of an elephant’s head emerging from the back end of a white cube truck. The installation will yield the impression that the cardboard sculpture is too large for the truck. The work uses animal imagery to symbolize and represent political issues and social behaviour, especially how we often avoid facing even the most obvious issues around us. Utilitarian materials like cardboard and concrete are used because, though so common in our urban world, they often pass unnoticed or unacknowledged. Such materials (as well as the cube truck itself!) are also genuinely “street” substances, integrally linked to our economy as infrastructure: transport, shipping, storage, etc. When employed as art materials, they draw new links between the wider economy and the world of art.

Laurence Vallières is an artist who lives and works in Montreal. She creates large scale cardboard sculptures featured many times in Montreal.  


Queen's Park Crescent East & Grosvenor Street (Located near the food trucks in the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche hospitality area.), 514-616-9201

This project is outdoors.