Chelsea Boucher “GIRLS”

Chelsea Boucher
Opening night Friday, October 17th from 6-8 p.m.
Show runs October 17 – November 15
GIRLS is a collection based on experiences, both personal and observed, of girlhood and womanhood in America today. As a reference to the self and/or societally-imposed idea that we must “be it all” and “do it all,” the works employ a range of mediums, some entirely new to the artist’s repertoire. Light application of potentially heavy themes allows the viewer to engage with the pieces on a level relative to their own experience, or regard them simply as pieces of art.
Born in California, and a 16 year resident of Colorado, Boucher’s work is largely minimal, aiming to suggest avenues of interpretation rather than demand a specific reaction from the viewer. This sort of “choose your own adventure” presentation allows the work to have a life of its own, where the spectator’s involvement is equally as important as the artist’s. Exhibiting in the area for the last few years, her work was most recently seen in Cottonwood Center For the Arts’ “The Postmodern Show,” where her bricolage piece, “The Condition of Mary” was awarded 2nd Place.