Banff Gallery Hop [Cancelled]

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Rita McKeough, Detail of ‘Ghost Fern’ (2019). Photo by Biliana Panic.

Banff Gallery Hop is a monthly initiative dedicated to bringing together galleries, museums, and arts-related businesses to create an enhanced visitor experience that fosters understanding, appreciation and promotion of arts, culture, and heritage in Banff.

Walter Phillips Gallery will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for the Gallery Hop with a tour of our current exhibition, darkness is as deep as the darkness is at 2:00 p.m.

Nationally recognized for her complex installation-based works integrating electronic media, sound and performance, darkness is as deep as the darkness is by Rita McKeough is an invitation into an imagined subterranean just below the ground’s surface. A space where darkness connotes a richness of lived entanglements between beings above and below the soil, the exhibition also references contested sites of urban development and extraction that penetrate into the burrows, roots and remains of animals and plants.

The exhibition, darkness is as deep as the darkness is, is preceded by the solo exhibition, dig as deep as the darkness by Rita McKeough and curated by Dylan McHugh for the Richmond Art Gallery from July 19, 2019, to September 15, 2019. A catalogue on both exhibitions will be jointly-produced by the institutions and is forthcoming in 2020.