SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
OGUNQUIT MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART| GARDEN INTERVENTION | SELF TCELFER
August 16th - 21st, 2017
“I want to give up the view that art is a means of self-expression for the view that art is a means of self-alteration, and what it alters is mind.” – John Cage
Come experience a mind-altering engagement with the landscape and gardens of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Allow your perception to be piqued and expanded through a series of interactive reflections on sculpture, portraiture, and landscape. Inspired by Abbott Pattison’s Large View of Tuyue (China) and a desire to upend the role of viewer and maker, Bouchard’s intervention will encourage guests to reflect on their role in creating the world. Through a self-directed series of movements and engaged “looking,” each guest will have an opportunity to create a series of abstract self-portraits. Bring your cameras and phones. Art is a way of seeing. Let’s play.
OMAA’s Garden Interventions are a series of one-day happenings set outside the traditional setting of the Museum's galleries, upending connections of both place and the role of the viewer and maker. Invited artists will intentionally lead a day’s itinerary in accord with their métier and practice. Audience is essential to witness, partake, and engage.
UMF ART GALLERY : SOLO EXHIBITION
February 27th - March 27th, 2014
University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, 246 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938
Review: Maine Sunday Telegram
1. A series of actions, changes or functions bringing about a result
2. Progress, passage
3. To gain an understanding or acceptance of
This exhibition features work culled and completed over the past decade, since Bouchard completed her studies at the University of Maine at Farmington, much of which has never been exhibited. The show reflects the artist’s devotion to process, in its many forms – actively setting out to accomplish a task through a series of actions, and equally, investing the time and energy needed to internally grapple with concepts and experiences.
The ground floor of the exhibition focuses on internal process – the work of the heart and the mind. It is an acknowledgement of inner demons, emotional entanglements and complex matters of the heart.
The second floor emphasizes process as a self-directed rite of passage, and deals more specifically with the artistic process. It is an exploration of the way a state of consciousness may be translated into physical form.