darkness is as deep as the darkness is: Opening Reception

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

Please join us for the opening reception of darkness is as deep as the darkness is.

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.

Copies of the publication, Rita McKeough: Works edited by Diana Sherlock will be for sale at the opening reception and throughout the duration of the exhibition. This monograph, including vinyl record, was published by EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, M:ST Performative Art Festival, and TRUCK Contemporary Art. Both the slipcase and boxset, which includes a limited edition art multiple, will be available for purchase.