Welcome to the Bobhouse Closing Reception
Saturday, June 25, 2016
(there will be sno-cones!)
Working from a bobhouse, or ice fishing shanty, situated in 3S Artspace, Rachelle Beaudoin has been creating new pieces, performances and videos during the month of June. Beaudoin is an artist who uses video, wearables, and performance to explore feminine iconography and identity within popular culture.
Bobhouses serve as an escape, a retreat and a seasonal rite. Working in this tradition, Beaudoin will use the bobhouse as a studio. Removed from the every day routine, and given the time and space to create, the bobhouse studio facilitates the creation of new work. Like sugar shacks or hunting camps, bob houses are workspaces designed for specific tasks that also become social and communal spaces. The bobhouse studio residency generates opportunities for both solitary work and social engagement with gallery visitors. Although bobhouses are historically male dominated spaces, Beaudoin’s bobhouse studio calls to mind a Victorian cottage decorated in a sea of pink with New Hampshire-themed toile wallpaper. Originally designed as a mobile studio space for the frozen lakes of New Hampshire, climate fluctuations made it impossible for the bobhouse to be used as intended last season.
She attended the College of the Holy Cross and holds a Master’s degree in Digital+Media from Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at Intimacy: Across Digital and Visceral Performance Goldsmiths London UK, the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi Finland, Itinerant Festival of International Performance Art, Queens NY, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn NY and the Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany. She was a Spring 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass CO. She was Fulbright artist-in-residence at quartier21 in Vienna, Austria in 2014. In 2015, she was a Clowes Fund Fellow at Vermont Studio Center. Originally from Berlin, NH, she now resides in Peterborough, NH.