Josephine Cachemaille, Power Smock (Things She Needs), 2019. Cotton thread, acrylic, digital print on canvas, 150 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland.
Josephine Cachemaille (b. 1971, New Zealand) is an award-winning installation artist who makes paintings, objects and assemblages. She approaches art-making as a place to engage with non-human things as bodies with needs, desires and agency. She describes objects, materials and media as “collaborators” who know things, contribute and have the capacity to act. Cachemaille often tasks her installations and artworks with specific functions or roles. For example, the cast bronze snakes in the current works have a history of participating as “power objects” in the making of other art work coming and going from her studio.
Exhibition opens: 5–7pm Tuesday 3 December 2019