Exhibition Opening | Mary Kavanagh and Robin Peck
Join us on Saturday, March 2 for the opening reception of Mary Kavanagh: Daughters of Uranium and Robin Peck: Crania.
Mary Kavanagh: Daughters of Uranium explores the legacy of the atomic age from the perspective of the sentient body and intergenerational trauma. While considering the ideological apparatus that has surrounded nuclearism since its inception, Mary Kavanagh's new work has emerged from a longstanding interest in the body as a site of memory, erasure, violence and inscription.
Daughters of Uranium is co-curated by Christina Cuthbertson and Lindsey Sharman. Co-organized with the Founders’ Gallery.
Crania is an exhibition of twelve, mixed-media sculptures, selected from more than one hundred made since 2012 by Canadian artist, writer and educator Robin Peck, currently living in Fredericton, NB.
Referencing both figurative and minimalist sculptural practices, Peck uses materials that are often associated with the detritus of the factory floor, the stuff of the studio, the garage, or the shed out back. The materials speak to the forms he is shaping (some resemble a mound, a dome, perhaps a head). Through an organic, open-ended system of inclusion, Peck moulds, pats and rasps these materials into forms that are determined both by the limits of the hand and the matter that makes up their mass.
Image credit: Video still from Trinity, 2019 [Yucca, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico; Observatory,
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico]
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