Nickle at Noon-Mary Kavanagh: Daughters of Uranium

Thursday, September 26 - 12:00 PM

Mary Kavanagh will discuss her exhibition, Daughters of Uranium, on view at the Founders Gallery, Military Museums (September 27, 2019 – January 26, 2020).  The exhibition is co-organized and presented by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Founders’ Gallery, originating curators Christina Cuthbertson and Lindsey Sharman, organized for Founders’ Gallery by Katherine Ylitalo.

Kavanagh is a Professor in the Department of Art, University of Lethbridge.  Her research interests include feminist political ecology, technologies of war, and histories of science. She has documented military and nuclear sites in Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Alaska, Japan and Canada and contributed artist projects to numerous publications including Through Post-Atomic Eyes (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2020) and Prefix Photo 32: Occupying Forces (Toronto, 2015).

Mary Kavanagh, ‘Daughters of Uranium [with Rosa the Beautiful],’ cast uranium glass, ultraviolet light, 2019-2020
Photo credit: Mary Kavanagh.