"Coffee in the morgue"
Saskia Doherty with Louise Bourgeois and Stanya Kahn
Curated by: Madé Spencer-Castle
Opening: Wednesday 29 November, 6–8pm
Dates: 29 November — 23 December 2017
‘Coffee in the morgue’ presents a new suite of discrete sculptures by Saskia Doherty, presented alongside works by Louise Bourgeois and Stanya Kahn. This project forms part of Bus Projects’ ‘With Compliments’ series, that explores the way Australian artists locate their work within an international dialogue.
Referencing forensic and funereal techniques, Saskia Doherty's sculptures draw on personal and familial memories to create a set of objects embodying anxiety, care, denial and desire.
Accompanying essay by Amelia Winata.
Louise Bourgeois appears courtesy of a private collection.
Stanya Kahn is represented by Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles.
Saskia Doherty is an artist and writer whose work takes form primarily as sculpture, drawing, text, and sound. Saskia has participated in exhibitions and events at organisations including Monash University Museum of Art, Tophane-i Amire Arts and Culture Centre [Istanbul], the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Art School [Sydney], TarraWarra Museum of Modern Art and West Space. Saskia lives and works in Naarm Melbourne on the unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.
Photography by Christo Crocker.