Art Gallery of York University




Jocelyne Alloucherie
Noire Solaire, Basse (Les Tables de Sable #2)

The art of Jocelyne Alloucherie is an amalgam of painting, sculpture and photography, relating equally to the forms of furniture, architecture and landscape. Noire Solaire, Basse (#2 in the series Les Tables de Sable), was created specifically for its location in the passageway between Vari Hall and the Behavioural Sciences Building. Through its use of man-made and natural stone (concrete and black cambrian granite) the work references the landscape and architecture of its surroundings. Illuminated by natural light and positioned against the view of the neighbouring architechture, the volumes of pale grey and greenish-black stand out against the limestone floor.

Noire Solaire, Basse, commissioned from the artist in 1993, is the first publicly sited sculpture by Alloucherie in Canada.

Canadian, b. 1947
cast concrete, black cambrian granite
1.05 x 5.32 x 2.43 m

Art Gallery of York University, N145 Ross Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada ,