Photos by G. Art by Claire Boucher aka Grimes.
Claire Boucher aka Grimes is on the verge of becoming a megastar! She certainly has the talent and she showed off two sides of her craft in New York on March 23, 2012. Kicking the night off, she had her first exhibition of her art called “Visuals” in New York at Audio Visual Arts (located at 34 East 1st Street). Original drawings that have ended up on her records were on display and though it’s hard to tell from these photos, there is A LOT going on in her illustrations. If you want to see these works of art in person, the exhibit is only up for two days, so do not delay!
I spoke with Claire aka Grimes at her show and congratulated her on her success and on her big night in New York which not only featured her first art exhibition, but afterwards she performed TWO sold out shows at Mercury Lounge. She joked that she was not feeling well, so while excited, she told me she expected to be in bed early.
A couple of hours later, Grimes headed down to Mercury Lounge, where I caught her early show. Her music has great dance/pop beats and like all great artists, she incorporated trippy visuals to her show. Opening act and fellow Canadians Born Gold helped Grimes out on the beats. Their set was a 40 minute dance party that was filled with chunky beats and an awesome light show and the lead singer wore a jacket that was wired with lights that lit up to the beat. Once Grimes took the stage, the Mercury Lounge was on fire! In between songs, the audience expressed their love for Grimes and she returned the love by playing an hour long set that was a non-stop dance party. She sampled herself to make backing vocals and she played the majority of her new album “Visions.” I am sure you’ll be hearing and seeing a lot more to come from Grimes as she’s only 24 years old and already has a pretty substantial body of work under her (very fashionable) belt.