Buffalo, NY. 2013. (Artist-in-Residence Exhibition)
For the duration of this residency project, the FARGO HOUSE was regarded as a creative catalyst for tradespeople in the home renovation industry. Eight tradespeople representing distinct professions--plumbing, painting, electrical, masonry, windows/doors, roofing, flooring, and weatherization--were invited to take a private tour of Maher's residence and to talk about the making of his house and their work in the construction industries. Each tradesperson was then commissioned to build a "house model" utilizing only the materials of his/her respective trade. The house models became the genesis of a superstructure of Maher's design, entitled House of Collective Repair.