WARM & FUZZY FEELS
Art Exhibition by Chanel Thervil
“There is a special aura of tenderness, care, joy, and love that’s generated by friendship between women. While differences make us special, there are some communities where it is uncommon to befriend people from different cultures. From childhood to adulthood, I’ve had many multicultural friendships with women that have given me a sensation I can only describe as “Warm & Fuzzy Feels”! This exhibition explores these feelings by combining portraits of friends, textiles, and shapes. The combination of those materials mirrors the beauty that is created when differences are accepted and celebrated.” – Chanel Thervil
Chanel Thervil is a Haitian American artist and educator living in Roxbury. She describes herself as being obsessed with all things art, community, and history. Chanel’s art includes large-scale installations, public art, and mixed media portraits. Her work grapples with the intersections of community and individual identity. She represents this visually by creating a controlled chaos using the playful juxtaposition of textures and colors, and both abstract and representational forms. The collection and use of a wide range of materials for her work complements the tension and harmony that comes from the desire to have a voice as an individual while also seeking context in a common narrative. Chanel’s training as an educator influences her practice and is most visible in the warm, interactive, and place-making components that engage viewers to inquire and reflect on their own experiences to find personal meaning within her artwork.
You can find out more about Chanel on the web at: www.chanelthervil.com