Courtesy of the artist and GALERIE PERROTIN, Photo: BHARTI KHER STUDIO
Bharti Kher, "An absence of assignable cause," 2007
Bharti Kher, "An absence of assignable cause," 2007, bindis and resin, installation view
The first North American survey of international artist Bharti Kher incorporates elements of sculpture, photography and painting to explore ritual and female identity. Kher's bindi paintings, abstract sari sculptures and provocative animal-human hybrids consider gender, the female body and the domestic sphere. An absence of assignable cause is a life-size sculpture of the heart of a sperm whale. Kher was born in 1969 in London and has lived in India since 1991.