Selling Out is an online exhibition featuring the artwork of Grimes. Presented by Maccarone, Los Angeles, this is Grimes’ debut with the gallery. The retrospective-like presentation spans the last 10 years of her practice and includes: original drawings as well as digital prints, photographs and video.
Grimes is a project rooted in DIY production — an interdisciplinary endeavor derived from the self-taught artistry of its author, c Boucher. Boucher’s creation is titled Grimes, a persona and the imagined realm that she inhabits, spanning art, music, fashion, technology and film. The origin of Grimes recalls a sculptor’s process: actualizing a cerebral concept into physical reality, imagining raw material into being. Grimes takes form as a simulation combining gamer fantasy, anime and manga, science fiction, apocalyptic omens, and anachronistic fashion, among other genres.
WarNymph Prototype #5: Pigly Thee Familiar
Selling Out explores the notion of identity potential in the digital age: the ability to create, augment, and manifest ourselves outside of our biological limits. Boucher does so with WarNymph, a digital avatar executed in collaboration with her brother and artistic partner, Mac Boucher.
i wanted a puppy Archival pigment print 2019/2020 Edition of 30 + 2 APs
36 x 24 in 91.4 x 60.9 cm
In one of the exhibits Selling Out Grimes offers up part of her sould for purchase.
“Selling Out? is executed as a contract in which Grimes sells a fraction of her soul, formalizing the idea that every time an artist sells a piece of their art, part of the soul is sold with it. The purchaser will enter into a contractual agreement that outlines the terms of ownership and ultimately the connection to the joy of artistic expression.”
View the exhibition online until August 31st maccarone.net
v: Miss Anthropocene Archival pigment print 2020 Edition of 30 + 2 APs 24 x 24 in 60.9 x 60.9 cm