From December 2014 - January 2015, Tim Buwalda transformed an abandoned car garage into a meticulously staged and authentic "Body Shop" exhibition.
"This foray into a stand-alone installation has shifted his role from narrator to author/stage manager/builder/producer; and by extension, the audience’s gaze from onlooker to active participant. This transformation is perhaps most literally embodied in Buwalda’s mechanic coveralls that he wears to greet visitors at The Body Shop. As if inviting us to be part of his fantasy, the artist explains how he’s more interested by what the car represents than what it is: 'This notion that we can salvage a dream or create one is a powerful symbol for our cultural philosophy.'"
DEJHA CARRINGTON (http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net/blog/entries/347/tim-buwalda-the-body-shop/)