Bulthaup Toronto’s latest exhibition

Bulthaup Toronto has announced its latest art exhibition: Joy Charbonneau: Fresh Water Frozen Desire.

About the exhibition

In “Fresh Water Frozen Desire,” Toronto artist and architect Joy Charbonneau explores her fascination with the natural environment in two works: The Great Lakes and The North Pole. Starting with geological data, Charbonneau fabricates landscape as artifact, utilizing various media, modern technology and finishes them with handcraft.

With collaborator Ed Zec, Charbonneau modeled the water of the Great Lakes in sand-cast aluminum to expose their depths. For the North Pole, Charbonneau made a series of eight relief paintings of the Arctic Ocean floor using laser-cut paper and gouache.

The resulting objects are iconic, intricate and considered: well suited to the minimal, precision craftsmanship of Bulthaup.

About Joy Charbonneau

Joy Charbonneau works at Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects. She was born and raised in Southern Ontario where she received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto. She has exhibited her work in Toronto galleries such as the Design Exchange, the Harbourfront Centre, The Department, and the Larry Wayne Richards Gallery. 


Fresh Water Frozen Desire runs from April 2 to June 29.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10 am through 6pm and on Saturday from 11am until 3pm or by appointment.

Bulthaup Toronto address: 280 King Street East, Suite 100 Toronto, ON M5A 1K7.