RatKind. Paradise Lost
“In her series RatKind. Paradise Lost, Bonnie Baxter asks the viewer to project themselves into a utopian/dystopian future where a community of humanoid rats have supplanted human beings” which will intrigue visitors.
This art installation to be discovered, will guide your visit through the observatory, and will offer an unparalleled view of Montreal and its neighbourhoods, the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal, in the company of surprising guests
“The physical proximity of rats to humans and our shared social behaviours make them a mirror image of our own existence.”
Curator : Marie Perrault
Biography Bonnie Baxter
Bonnie Baxter’s recent work is instilled with the spirit of social ecology and realized through experimental print, installation, sculpture, and video. Her continuing series, RatKind, uses inter-species awareness to engage viewers’ consciousness of the environment, both social and ecological. Recent exhibitions include Spirit Matter at Clark Centre in 2020, RatKind: Paradise Lost at FOFA, Concordia University in 2019, as well as three major surveys of her work at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (MAC LAU) including the touring exhibition Rewind (2005-07) and Bonnie Baxter : Présent / Passé / Futur (2018-19). She was born in Texarkana, Texas and lives and works in Val-David, Québec where she founded the Atelier du Scarabée n 1982. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally for more than 4 decades. In recent years her work has been awarded with the Prix Télé-Québec 2019 as part of the 11e BIECTR, the Prix les grand Soleils (a Lifetime achievement award) in 2018 and the Prix Charles Biddle in 2017. Bonnie Baxter is represented by Division Gallery.