Transformations No.4, 2021
Digital pigment print on peregrina majestic snow white 290gsm
45 x 27.8 cm
Edition of 40 + 5 APs
Signed and numbered by the artist
EXHIBITION: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THERE AND HERE, 17 SEP – 28 NOV 2021
This edition was produced to accompany Rita Keegan’s exhibition at the SLG. Her artworks reflect the intersection of new media experimentation, feminist practice and the Black Arts Movement of the 1980s.
Combining digital animation, textiles, painting and copy art with experiential media such as scent, Keegan’s tactile practice grapples with the elusive and enduring powers of memory, often drawing on her extensive family archive: a photographic record of a Black middle-class Canadian family from the 1880s to present day. With these images, Keegan charts the politics of dress, adornment and self-definition, bringing this personal history to bear on self-portraits and conceptual clothing that create affirmative and complex representations of Black female identity.