Mary Kavanagh at obelisk marking Trinity test site, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
BOMBHEAD Lecture Series: Mary Kavanagh
Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 6 to 7 pm
before the before the after
Join Mary Kavanagh, Professor and Board of Governors Research Chair in the Department of Art, University of Lethbridge, for a thought-provoking lecture entitled “before the before the after”.
Contamination and containment, invisibility and representation, violence and evidence – these concepts thread through Kavanagh’s work, which examines the entanglement of public and private realms and the encoding of militarized conflict on the body and in the home.
Kavanagh will share experiences from her multiple venue exhibition “Daughters of Uranium” (2019-2020) and speak about issues surrounding nuclear armament.
Speaker Bio: Mary Kavanagh
Mary Kavanagh is a Professor in the Department of Art, University of Lethbridge, where she teaches drawing and interdisciplinary studio. Her work is exhibited internationally, and she has contributed to numerous publications including Through Post-Atomic Eyes (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2020) and Prefix Photo 32: Occupying Forces (Toronto, 2015). She is an advisory member of the Atomic Photographers Guild, and an Associate Member of the Centre for Documentary Studies, at Ryerson University, Toronto.
FREE. Registration required.