Claudia Kogachi, ‘Obachan’, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 68.5 x 45cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland.
Those are my f-ing shoes is the next series of work by Claudia Kogachi, depicting scenes of competition or dispute with her mother, where the popular domestic bystander, the dog, is introduced.
Characteristic of her painted scenes, we find sport and fun paired with relational issues that are teased out for our entertainment. The show features Kogachi’s bright, bold and comical canvases with guest appearances from the dog, the humble muted referee. “If only one could clearly communicate to their dog, my mother and I would have had years and years of third-party opinion on our disputes,” says the artist.
Exhibition opens: 5:30-7.30pm, Tuesday, 19 February 2019