My work is made up of building materials and discreet gestures that are intended to shift conventional notions of material and dimension. The materials I use are a combination of found, discarded, repurposed, and commercially available objects and construction materials. The use of these materials is intended to recontextualize objects typically seen within the everyday and to draw attention to everyday experiences both in the gallery and outside of it. I am interested in the familiarity of these materials to provide additional entry points for viewers. The materials position the viewer to reevaluate preconceived notions of art materials as well as the sites for art.
Jodie Cavalier is an artist and curator. She has an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon and a BA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley. She recently was selected by the Regional Arts & Culture Council to install a public work in the Portland Building in downtown Portland, Oregon.