Jun 24 - Sep 05, 2020 Douglas family art centre

Cassandra Cochrane: Nindinawemaaganag: My Relations

Cassandra Cochrane’s Nindinawemaaganag: My Relations is a collection of varying mediums of work created over the past seven years dedicated to her friends, family and spouse. Cassandra utilizes contemporary and traditional Indigenous art imagery to lead the visitor through themes of love, growth, resilience, history and identity. Cassandra uses her personal history, as well as collective stories from her many relations in the stories she tells. Each piece is either dedicated to her loved ones or are pieces which were gifted to (and on loan from) her loved ones.

The collection has pieces of beadwork, ribbon work, appliqué, embroidery, silk screening, drawing, photography, digital work and a mixture of many of those practices. Chronologically, the pieces show the increasing level of complexity, experimentation and confidence with the use of mediums.

Cassandra Cochrane

Cassandra Cochrane is an Anishinaabe artist from Rainy River First Nations (Manito Baawitigong). Through the use of beadwork, sewing, printmaking, textiles, and ceramics, Cochrane creates work that encourages and provokes conversations about the contemporary Indigenous experience. Cochrane’s own history and relationships are often the vehicle in which topics such as addressing negative stereotypes, celebrating woman, and the representation of Indigenous people in a positive light, are delivered. Cochrane hopes her work highlights the love, respect and resilience of Anishinaabe people.


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