Mary Kavanagh: Daughters Of Uranium
Founders' Gallery, Calgary, AB - The Military Museum, Calgary. To Jan 26, 2020
From photographs of atomic blast sites to a green and glowing sculpture of human legs created from uranium oxide suspended in glass, Mary Kavanagh’s exhibition confronts us with the cruel, cancerous and often invisible legacy of the nuclear bomb. The scientific term “daughters of uranium” refers to the radioactive decay chain of naturally occurring uranium. Here, it is used to remind us of the ways nuclear radiation endures through the generations – and to critique militarism’s destructive impact on the human body.