Suzanne Dery (b. Montreal, Canada) lives and works in Glasgow, UK.
Dery works with transformative materials, writing and performance.
Recent projects include: The Minch, with Susannah Stark (Market Gallery, Glasgow, 2017); The Bothy Project residency (Inshriach, Cairngorms National Park, 2016) with Amy-Claire Huestis. She completed her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2012.
For GI 2018, Dery will be performing a set of time based pieces made in collaboration with Amy-Claire Huestis, who will be visiting Glasgow to perform with her in The Hidden Gardens and as part of /during the ‘Bone Meal’ event night. The performance will include some of Dery’s own pieces and instruments as well as collaborative sculptures she and Huestis have been working with …
Dery (Glasgow) and Huestis (Vancouver) collaborate through art+life practice and shape the bonds of friendship: secrecy, harmony, play… In their work+art they share signs and geometries which appear in poems, visions, drawings, books, photographs, and sculpture. They incorporate tools and devices, performance and ritual to heighten experience – for example using lenses to “transmit” to each other across oceans. When possible they also meet to participate in research and durational performance with nature/supernature and time, Whatever Time Is.
Josée Aubin Ouellette, Jennifer Bailey, Suzanne Déry, Aideen Doran, Lauren Hall, and Claire Shallcross
Bone Meal brings together six Glasgow-based artists to show new work at The Hidden Gardens. Using performance and writing to develop sculpture, sound, and video installations, our work engages with the living and life-supporting elements of the garden.
Used as a nutritional supplement and fertiliser, bone meal speaks to the bodily resonance and interconnectivity of materials in our cycles of production and reproduction.
A performance and reading event will be held in support of the exhibition.
Supported by Glasgow International, Creative Scotland, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Canada House and the Cass Sculpture Foundation.
Thu 19 April – Mon 7 May
Tue – Thu, 10am-5pm
Fri & Sat, 12 noon-7pm
Sun, 12 noon-6pm