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Jane’s Journey The Tragic and Premature Death of Jane RatKind

November 25, 2018

MOTEL (RatKind series), Digital Print, 40 x 60 inches, 2018, credit Bonnie Baxter

Jane’s Journey
The Tragic and Premature Death of Jane RatKind

3 Months, 3 Series, 3 Interconnected Narratives
presented through the eyes of curator, Jonathan Demers

November 25, 2018, 2pm to 5pm

November 25, 2018 to January 25, 2019

In the context of the 40th anniversary of the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides (MAC LAU), Bonnie Baxter, whose art practice has grown up along with the museum itself, will exhibit a comprehensive exhibition of three of her series from the past 10 years. Curator Jonathan Demers employs the anachronistic nature of the exhibition's elements to play on memory, expectation and to challenge preconceived notions of the retrospective.

Opening this November 25th at the MAC LAU, it will be the first time that her two Jane series - Jane's Journey andThe Tragic and Premature Death of Jane - are shown in their entirety together. At the same time, her new series, RatKind will infest the city of Saint-Jérome, appearing incrementally and finding its way into Montreal as well, beginning with a site specific installation in 10 rooms of the deserted insurance premises on 330 Rue Saint Georges on Saint Jérôme's main street. Past, present and future come together in one multi-faceted exhibition exploring the source of our identity, the burden or our past, and the frightening challenges of our future. RatKind, a projection into an implausible future-topia asks us to overcome our fears, rational and irrational, to find it in ourselves to adapt, recognizing the value of all forms of intelligence, all ways of being, even if it means overcoming prejudices and phobias as deeply held as our loathing of Rats and instead, embracing all Kinds.

gallery contact:
Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides | MACLAU
101 Place du Curé-Labelle
Saint-Jérôme, QC J7Z 1X6

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