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Canadian artist Jocelyne Alloucherie has returned to her current New York home, 511 Gallery, for an extended stay. Her latest solo exhibtion, Sirens, runs through August 7th. The photographs that make up the exhibition are the result of Alloucherie`s observation of icebergs, which the artist describes as `non-sites on the sea where you lose all references to scale and get surrounded by ice.` Alloucherie traveled to the northeastern coast of Newfoundland to photograph these `strange, ghostly precarious objects,` which dominate the legends of northern populations. Ultimately, like the mythic nymphs of The Odyssey who, through their songs, lured sailors into the sea and to their own destruction, Alloucherie`s icebergs are sirens: lurid presences that constitute at once abstractions and concrete bodies, landscapes in continuous transformation.

Pictured: `Untitled` (from the Sirens series), 2006.

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