Tree House Project

Modern Fuel is pleased to participate in the Crazy Dames Exhibition and Workshop Series organized by Spark Box Studios. Please join us on Tuesday, June 14 at 6 pm, for an artist talk and workshop lead by multi-disciplinary artist Jennie Suddick, in conjunction with The Tree House Project and Spark Box Studios. Admission is pay-what-you-can and all are welcome.

Models and drawings will be on display from the Tree House Project until Saturday, June 18, 2016. 

The Tree House Project focuses on childhood plans for tree houses and other forts envisioned as both personal spaces and realms of the imagination. Jennie asks visitors of all ages to recall childhood ambitions of spaces that never came to fruition. Often elaborate or capricious, children commonly devise plans that cannot be built due to limitations in reality, such as time, cost, and lack of space.

Through collaborative sketching and discussions, we recapture ideas that they once had for such spaces. From these sketches the artist creates tangible representations of their childhood ambitions and pursuit of autonomy through architectural drawings and scale models.

Jennie Suddick is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her work deals with issues of identity, place and meditated relationships to nature. She is currently an Assistant Professor at OCAD University where she is also Associate Chair, Contemporary Drawing and Print Media.

Image credit: Louis Li