The Tree House Workshop
June 13 – July 28, 2018
Toronto-based artist Jennie Suddick envisioned the tree house as both a personal space and a realm of the imagination in this Open Space exhibition.
While in residency at Open Space in the summer of 2017, Suddick invited the community to share unrealized childhood plans for tree houses and other forts. From the collaborative sketches assembled in this workshop, she has created scale paper architectural models and detailed drawings that bring new life to these thwarted childhood ambitions. Many of the translated images and drawings are hybrids of the concepts shared by multiple participants, linking common experiences or ideas in a tangible form.
The exhibition included a public workshop as well as school visits facilitated by Suddick and myself.