Jan 17 – Mar 24 2024
Caroline Monnet, Amik, 2023. Installation view: The Power Plant. Courtesy the artist and Humble Nature. Photo: Hyerim Han.
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The Power Plant is thrilled to present Amik, 2023, an immersive installation by the Montreal-based Anishinaabe artist Caroline Monnet in collaboration with Québec-based furniture and architectural product maker Humble Nature.
The sleek curves of the Amik table and chair are inspired by an Anishinaabe story of the giant beaver of the same name, known for creating the sloping hills of the Outaouasis region after slapping its tail against the earth. Designed and produced by artist Caroline Monnet in collaboration with Québec-based furniture and architectural product maker Humble Nature, the handmade collection reinterprets the tale using locally sourced ash wood.
A twist on the classic mid-century modern lounge chair typically intended for one person alone, Amik, is devised to be, in the artist’s words, a “multigenerational place of gathering” and an immersive sculpture that invites visitors of all ages to sit, read, rest, play or simply be together.
This presentation is made possible with the support of Humble Nature. Organized in tandem with Pizandawatc / The One Who Listens / Celui qui écoute, a solo exhibition of work by Caroline Monnet at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, which runs until March 23, 2024.