This public artwork is the permanent legacy of the City of Pointe-Claire to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. The five totemic forms of aluminum in it are perforated with icons inspired by the nature and territorial specificities of the region: silhouettes of plants, fish and birds, wings of a mill, stripes evoking railway tracks, a rose window similar to that of St. Joachim Church, etc. To this grouping of forms are added sets of shadows created by the natural and changing light that spreads on the ground.

The shadows were chosen by a special jury composed of Stewart Hall staff, members of the public art committee, including a municipal elected official and a visiting professional artist.

Materials: stainless steel and aluminum.

Creative Process

Using objects and materials from our everyday life, André Dubois revisits our spaces of contemporary life, a place of fascination and interpretation. Leading art to the discursive borders of sculpture, painting, collage and installation, his research brings an innovative light to the assumptions of a living and timeless beauty. Shadows and light, as well as the play of plentifulness and voids, are recurring elements in his work.

The Artist

For more than fifteen years, André Dubois has participated in numerous collective exhibitions in Quebec and the United States. He has also solo exhibited at the Sustainable Development House, the Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York, the Art Mûr Gallery, Ubisoft and a few cultural venues in Montreal. In addition to Les Ombres Claires, he is currently working on another public art project resulting from the policy of integrating the arts and architecture of the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications.