Old Energies at Wallace Gallery Morrinsville
The Wallace Gallery Morrinsville is proud to announce that Old Energies, an exhibition by Alan Ibell and Josephine Cachemaille will be travelling to Morrinsville and will be available to be viewed from the 7th of May 2019 thanks to the Wallace Arts Trust.
Old Energies draws on the creative input of two contemporary artists, Josephine Cachemaille and Alan Ibell, who have produced new work inspired by the Wallace Arts Trust Collection and the historic Pah Homestead (1877) in Hillsborough, Auckland. Both artists playfully cast themselves in the roles of analyst or medium, tasked with exposing and channelling the relationships between the collection works, the historic building and their own art works.
Cachemaille and Ibell show that different responses to the collection and building result from a unique vision and practice. Cachemaille’s sculptures employ a wide range of media including actual artworks selected from the collection. Her resulting exhibition is an assemblage, flattening the hierarchies between art and non-art objects. Ibell’s contribution reflects a personal response to the collection through a series of paintings that examines this connection, be it formal, mythic, emotional or psychological.
The exhibition at the Wallace Gallery Morrinsville is a reconfiguration of the Pah exhibition, allowing for differences in the architectural space. Some elements, artworks by both artists and from the Wallace Arts Trust collection, are presented anew in the former Post Office building in Morrinsville (mid-20th century, 1960).
Old Energies will be available to view from the 7th of May until the 17th of July in the Wallace Arts Trust Collection Gallery at the Wallace Gallery Morrinsville.