Thursday, July 13, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, preceded by a tour with the artists and curators at 6:00 pm.
A number of special summer programs will run concurrently with the exhibition:
Taught by artist, Rachel Echenberg
July 3 – July 13
During the six-day workshop, teens will make two projects: a 3D model of a tree house built into a houseplant and a 2D fantastical Photoshop collage of a tree house.
Teen Tree House Workshops culminate in an exhibition at the Saidye Bronfman Centre’s Espace Trois gallery on July 13th to coincide with the show opening.
Contact: (514) 739-2301 Ext. 339
Architecture walking tours:
Saturdays: August 5 and l9th 2:00 pm
Internationally celebrated Montreal architects, Jacques Bilodeau and Michael Carroll, offer intimate tours of some of their best-known projects.
Limited places; please reserve: (514) 739-2301 Ext. 339
Symposium: Tree House as Utopia
Thursday, September 7, 6:00 pm The exhibition offers a context and opportunity to consider alternative architecture and utopian typologies. With Cynthia Hammond , Johanne Sloan, Ricardo L. Castro et Roberto Zancan.
Amélie Germain and Marie Andrée Huard
founded AMMA architecture de paysage after collaborating on
several student projects at the Université de Montréal. Their
participation in the 2005 International Garden Festival at the Reford Gardens/Jardins
de Métis was the first work created under the name AMMA.
Jacques Bilodeau was born in 1951 in Garthby, Quebec, and although
he studied design, he considers himself self-taught. Working on the fringes
of art, architecture and design, he began earning a reputation in the early
1980s with personal large-scale residential projects.
Michael Carroll, MRAIC, is a designer, an independent architectural
researcher and a founding partner of atelier BUILD, whose work consists of several
urban infill projects sited on interstitial sites in Montreal. In 2004 atelier
BUILD received the Canada Council's Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture.
Rachel Echenberg is a multidisciplinary artist whose performances,
videos and installations have been exhibited, presented and screened nationally
and internationally since 1992. Sébastien Worsnip’s
paintings have been exhibited and collected in Canada and Europe. Since 1990
he has worked as a sculptor and model-maker for art projects, films and television.
Echenberg and Worsnip live in Montreal and collaborate on various projects.
Naomi London works in various media with a focus on sculpture/installation,
drawing, and building odds and ends. Her interests include the psychology of
optimism, play and happiness. Recent exhibitions include Sweets, hope, and
the passage of time (Musée d’art de Joliette, touring to the
Koffler Gallery and Art Gallery of Calgary later this year).
Lighting designer, lighting sculptor and multimedia artist Axel Morgenthaler
is recognized as one of Quebec’s most innovative visual designers. Using
light as his raw material and video and multimedia as supporting elements, he
explores new concepts for stage projects, visual art and architecture.
Founded in 2001, NIPpaysage comprises five professional landscape architects
who specialize in planning and designing a wide range of landscape projects,
from small gardens to large master plans. Their projects include the entrance
to the École nationale de cirque, a playground in Benny Park in NDG,
the urban scenography for the 2006 Just for Laughs Festival.
Born in 1965, Michael A. Robinson holds a Maîtrise
d’arts plastiques from the Université de Paris I/Panthéon-Sorbonne
and a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Concordia University. Solo exhibitions
include shows at Galerie Optica (Montreal, 1998), Pierre-François Ouellette
art contemporain (Montreal, 2004), and upcoming in 2006, CIRCA in Montreal and
the Biennale Nationale de sculpture contemporaine in Trois-Rivières.