Friction and fun play out as mother and daughter compete in the Olympics, in a series of new portraits by Claudia Kogachi.
There’s No I In Team by Kogachi will feature a series of new paintings on panel that depict the artist and her mother playing a number of Olympic sports – it builds upon a wonderful earlier series in which Kogachi explored the dynamics of family conflict through images of the pair competing in various sporting events set in a domestic spaces. Shifting from a sense of conflict to a spirit of friendly competition with her mother, Kogachi's new works use the lens of portraiture to further explore the complex and tender psychological relationship between mothers and daughters, rendered cartoon-like in delightfully awkward angles and inviting bright colours.
Join artist Claudia Kogachi and Senior Curator Dr. Chelsea Nichols on the opening weekend of There’s No I in Team, for a funny yet insightful artist talk exploring the psychology of the mother-daughter relationship—warts and all. 11am, Saturday 29 May. Free. Book via Eventbrite.
You’re invited to team up with artist Claudia Kogachi on the opening weekend of There’s No I in Team to colour in her hand-painted wall mural, or sit back and watch the action from ball-shaped furniture. Open to ages 1 – 100, drop in and make your mark on the gallery wall. 12.45 – 2.30pm, Saturday 29 May. Free. No booking needed.