Artist Mary Kavanagh
Title Madawaska Faraday Uranium Mine, Bancroft, Ontario Artist's Proof #4
Media inkjet print on paper
Size 21 x 29.5 x 1 in. / 53.3 x 74.9 x 2.5 cm.
Frame Size 23 x 31.75 x 1.5 in.
Sold $375 Estimate $500 - $1,050
titled verso; framed with special plexiglass
Mary Kavanagh exhibited at SAAG in 2019 in her solo exhibition Daughters of Uranium which featured an accompanying publication.
donated by the artist; proceeds from this work go to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery [SAAG], Lethbridge - for more information on the gallery, visit saag.ca
Mary Kavanagh ~ [b.1965] Canadian
Mary Kavanagh is an artist and professor and Board of Governors Research Chair in the Department of Art at the University of Lethbridge, where she has taught since 2000. For over twenty years, Kavanagh’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and abroad. Artist residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and the Canadian Forces Artists Program, have resulted in sustained examinations of weaponized landscapes, nuclear culture, and the material evidence of war and conflict. She is Principal Investigator of a SSHRC Insight Grant for her project, Atomic Tourist: Trinity, that explores nuclear anxiety in the 21st century with a focus on the site of the world’s first atomic bomb test in the desert of New Mexico. Kavanagh is awarded for her work examining nuclear culture and residues of conflict as embedded in the land and body. Her decade-long investigation into the complex and veiled history of nuclear armament resulted in an immersive exhibition with publication, Daughters of Uranium, which encompassed drawing, sculpture, photography, film, and archival materials. After examining multiple sites in the United States as the birthplace of the bomb, Kavanagh turned her attention to Canada’s role as a global leader in the export of uranium products, which began in the 1940s and continues today. Her current project explores sites of uranium extraction and remediation in Canada. Mary Kavanagh's artwork is exhibited across Canada and internationally. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Arts and Humanities.
see artist's website at marykavanagh.ca; an exhibition and major publication with the Southern Alberta Art Gallery was held in 2019 titled Daughters of Uranium
listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website