Rita McBride

North & South . 2015

North & South  . 2015

+ Alexander and Bonin

Keys unlock, chart, guide, and connote social structures. Their function is derived from contexts and norms of access within communities. Just as a key only opens a certain lock and is meaningless without knowledge of the corresponding lock, the key as an ornament or sign of a society’s visual organization is reliant on specific contexts to provide meaning…McBride’s exhibitions examine and question systems of display. The elements comprising a work are not fixities, but rather are combined and distributed as gestures to the exhibition space. The works in Gesellschaft and Access are titled after countries and regions. Their mutability recalls board games where places are won and lost, combined and uncombined.
Alexander and Bonin