“”Almost a century ago, the documentation of actions, situations, performances replaced the sacrosanct art object. Modernist idealism died. With every Surrealist or Dadaist melee, art and it’s objects were torn, shattered, turned upside down and left to fend for themselves in a world going to hell with handcart. Irish-born Maurice Doherty works in this Dadaist tradition, trying it to the no nonsense clarity of conceptual art. His lens based, sculptural and two-dimensional work is always funny, but the humour is black. These are dark times.”
‘Maurice Doherty – The Art Of Memory’ – Dr. Alexander Kennedy – How Glasgow Stole the Idea of Contemporary Art.