April 12 — May 19, 2018

Caroline Monnet



Opening: Thursday April 12, at 5pm

Exhibition curator: Stefan St-Laurent, AXENÉO7

Wanderlust, a solo exhibition by Caroline Monnet, features the series Modern Tipi and June, as well as the film Gephyrophobia. Exploring complex issues around identity, culture and territory, Monnet envisions various topographies and iconographies through painting and video, which, for this exhibition, all overlap to produce a large network of colours and lines.

Much like an ancestral tree or a topographical survey, the installation makes manifest our interconnectedness with people and the planet, despite the boundaries and bloodlines that too often keep us apart.

Wanderlust – a strong desire to travel, and Gephyrophobia – a fear of bridges, antagonize each other in Monnet’s own quest for emancipation. The resulting installation draws from various political and social histories, showing us how delineations, real or imagined, shape our cultures and communities.



Caroline Monnet

Monnet uses visual and media arts to demonstrate a keen interest in communicating complex ideas around Indigenous identity and bicultural living through the examination of cultural histories. Her work grapples with colonialism’s impact, updating outdated systems with indigenous methodologies. Monnet has made a signature of working with industrial materials, combining the vocabulary of popular and traditional visual cultures with the tropes of modernist abstraction to create unique hybrid forms. Monnet is always in the stage of experimentation and invention, both for herself and for the work.

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