If It Makes You Happy (It Can't Be That Bad)
Elise Boudreau Graham
July 22nd to August 20th
If It Makes You Happy is Maritime born, Montreal based artist Elise Boudreau Graham's first solo show. If It Makes You Happy explores tensions of increasingly individualised brands of feminism and queries the ways in which the personal has become political. Aesthetically gesturing to the past, Boudreau Graham uses nostalgia to create a comfortable yet critical space which welcomes viewers to take a moment to relax and reflect on contemporary conditions of neoliberalism, internet activism, emotional labour, and commodified self-care.
Elise Boudreau Graham is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Montréal, QC. She thinks a lot about the politics of interpersonal relationships, private versus public spaces, and the navigation of feminine bodies. Graham is a graduate of NSCAD University (BFA, Interdisciplinary Major 2013) in Halifax, NS. Her work has been exhibited and featured in publications in both Canada and the United States.