Winslow Garage


Claudia Bucher
Summer Reading in the Garden of My Mind

Winslow Garage is pleased to present a summer exhibition by Los Angeles artist Claudia Bucher. Known for her elaborate and highly imaginative sculptural installations and performances, Bucher’s work typically has a deep literary base. Frequently, she uses mythology (both classical and more recently personal) as a starting point for exploring complex emotional needs and states of being.

For this exhibition, Bucher contemplates a fictional character who longs for a literary high and subsequently determines to write her own book only to encounter the creative crisis of writer's block. With a nod to the summertime activities of reading, gardening, and daydreaming, the character, who is primarily a visual artist, resorts to art making using books, plants and sounds in an effort to work through the myriad of whirling thoughts in her head.

Claudia Bucher has shown her work extensively in the Los Angeles area including such venues as LACE, L2Kontemporary, Carl Berg Projects, and Track 16 gallery. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a C.O.L.A Individual Artist Fellowship and an ARC grant from the Durfee Foundation. Ms. Bucher received her MFA from Art Center College of Design.