Welcome Home: A Tinytown Tableau

opening reception: 6-9pm, Fri 21 Apr 2017
exhibition: 21 Apr-31 May 2017

As Gaston Bachelard writes in his classic tome, The Poetics of Space, “A house that has been experienced is not an inert box. The house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. […] Therefore, the places in which we have experienced daydreaming reconstitute themselves in a new daydream, and it is because our memories of former dwelling-places are relived as daydreams that these dwelling-places of the past remain in us for all time.”

In the words of Bill Bryson, author of At Home: A Short History of Private Life, “It is always quietly thrilling to find yourself looking at a world you know well but have never seen from such an angle before.” And, Tinytown’s own archivist, Kate Dignan claims, “Hahah, it’s definitely a fun regression to childhood for me.”