How would you describe your dream home?
Architect, designer, and artist Em Cheng (MArch 2011) posed this question to kids and then "visually rendered their ideas with the seriousness and earnestness afforded to any adult-conceived design proposal."
The Toronto Public Library's Bloor/Gladstone branch is hosting a solo exhibition of Cheng's work, titled My House, May 4 to 31, as well as an artist talk, during which she will discuss her career and current show, on May 17.
As Cheng writes on her website, the images created for My House "combined with their corresponding children-authored captions, aim to expand how we typically view the house by enabling marginalized voices to contribute their thoughts on domesticity."
Based in Toronto, Cheng's work has been exhibited in Toronto, Calgary, and Melbourne. She has worked for Giannone Petricone Associates, Daniels Faculty Associate professors An Te Liu and Jane Wolff, Bartlett & Associates, HLW New York, IBI, and George Robb Architect.
For more information on Cheng and her work, visit: http://www.emcheng.com/