“Laughter is bodily, visceral, reactionary. You can laugh so hard you cry, and cry so hard you laugh. Laughter is the final option when no other reaction is available. It’s the final cop-out. In these stream of conscious conversations I let go of my laughter.”
Based in Detroit, Chelsea A. Flowers is an artist who holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2017), and a BFA from Denison University with a concentration in Black Studies (2013). She has shown work at various galleries including; The Muted Horn Gallery (Cleveland, OH), Wave Pool Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), ACRE Projects Space (Chicago, IL), Public Space One (Iowa City, IA), Fjord Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), and Front/Space Gallery (Kansas City, MO). She has expanded her skills and research by attending ACRE (Steuben, WI), Real Time and Space (Oakland, CA), Unlisted Projects (Austin, TX) and Art Space is Your Space (Cincinnati, OH) residencies. Her practice explores subversion to popular culture and how “otherness” is created through social and cultural critique of her environment. She explores these ideas through comedic troupes, physical play, nostalgic memorabilia, and participatory performance.