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Bharti Kher. A line through space and time, 2011.
Bharti Kher, "A line through space and time," wood, paint and bindis, 217" x 38.5", 2011. Installation view. From exhibition "Bharti Kher: The hot winds that blow from the West," Hauser & Wirth, New York, 2012. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson.

Bharti Kher

Reveal the secrets that you seek
June 23 - Nov. 4, 2012

The SCAD Museum of Art presents an exhibition of new works by Bharti Kher. "Reveal the secrets that you seek" introduces a selection of Kher's new body of work that revolves around themes of male and female energies in flux, transformation and alternative realities, nature and man. The title work, "Reveal the secrets that you seek," consists of 27 shattered, salvaged mirrors that envelope visitors in their own reflections which, in turn, become a part of Kher's art. A second large-scale installation, "A line through space and time," presents a 17-foot-long staircase splashed with red paint and other elements that run from floor to ceiling. The stairs confront visitors with a powerful and loaded re-configuration of a now defunct architectural fragment taken from an old house in India. Together, these experiential works ask us to consider our relationship to life's everyday activities and objects and to re-view our ideas of the self as fluid, fleeting and ever changing.

Reception: Sept. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. - Gallery Hop

The exhibition and reception are free with SCAD Museum of Art admission.

Artist bio

Bharti Kher

Bharti Kher was born in 1969 in London, England. She earned a B.A. in fine art painting from Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, England in 1991 and studied at Middlesex Polytechnic, Cat Hill, London, England from 1987-88. Kher lives and works in New Delhi, India.

Solo exhibitions
Nature Morte, New Delhi, India, 2004 and 2007
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York, 2007
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France, 2008 and 2011
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England, 2008
Hauser & Wirth, London, England, 2010; and New York, New York, 2012.

Group exhibitions
Serpentine Gallery, London, England, 2008
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2008
Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 2009
Pinault Collection, Dinard, France, 2009
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, New York, 2009
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 2009
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan, 2010
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France, 2010
MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI, Rome, Italy, 2011
Nature Morte, New Delhi, India, 2011
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2011
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, 2011
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark, 2012
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2012).