Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Heather Benning, The Dollhouse: Dusk #2, 2007 (printed 2011)
Heather Benning, The Dollhouse: Dusk #2
2012 Open Exhibition

Heather Benning
The Dollhouse

May 2–June 2, 2012
Junction — Telephone Booth Gallery
3148 Dundas St W

The Dollhouse documents the transformation of an abandoned farmhouse in rural Manitoba into a life-sized dollhouse. An exterior wall is replaced with Plexiglas, revealing rooms restored and furnished with decor dating from the time the house was abandoned in 1968. The contrast of the exterior and interior speaks to themes surrounding the passage of time, sense of place, reclamation, and nostalgia. The Dollhouse closely examines the act of domestication and childhood play.
 

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Photography Festival

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Toronto ON M5V 2J4
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The CONTACT Gallery
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