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.
Boucher drew her own world, filling copious, diaristic notebooks with mythic and psychedelic imagery, borrowing from Art Nouveau, and surrealist iconographies. She approached songwriting and music production with the same method — a self-contained practice in the studio: looping, layering, and sampling sounds into her own audio landscape. Grimes is the result of innate audiovisual experimentation.
About Maccarone Gallery:
Maccarone Gallery was founded in 2001 by Michele Maccarone, opening initially in an abandoned electronics store at 45 Canal Street. The gallery was among the first in Chinatown and allowed for mounting immersive, experimental projects unique to the space. The gallery’s mission has always been to champion emerging artists alongside historic figures, with a deep analysis of developing conceptual trends and historical patterns.
In 2015, Maccarone opened an additional location in Los Angeles where it is now exclusively based. Over the past several years, the gallery has pivoted toward a new model in order to operate more fluidly. The gallery continues to deepen its commitment to launching new voices and centering formative work of historic artists through challenging, scholarship-focused exhibitions and events. In 2016, 2018, and 2019 the gallery explored themes of female sexuality through three extensive group exhibitions.Recently, Maccarone’s exhibition program featured solo projects by Trulee Hall,Fred Wilson and Jim Carrey.