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EXHIBITIONS
Superradiance
7 August–7 November 2021
Davies Foundation and Frances K. Smith Galleries
Curated by Michelle Bunton, Curatorial Assistant, Artist Residencies and Sunny Kerr, Curator of Contemporary Art

An outgrowth of the Dark Matter Playgroup micro-residency, Superradiance is a group exhibition featuring new work by Andy Berg, GHY Cheung, Bicky Marquez, Chrissy Poitras, Noah Scheinman and Kyle Topping. Dark Matter Playgroup is a nomadic mentorship-based program supporting adaptive forms of collectivity and art making under the conditions of a global pandemic. Affiliated with Drift: Art and Dark Matter, the micro-residency takes up a conceptual notion of dark matter as an invisible and undetectable “mattering” that might pull together Playgroup participants. Superradiance is a refraction of this group’s shared trajectory and combined efforts named after a phenomenon of collectivity and the assemblage of moving energies in coherent excitation.

This exhibition is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts; City of Kingston Arts Fund, Kingston Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Image: A research image of multiple lichen species that comes out of the artists’ first workshop with Agnes’s 2021 Stonecroft Artist-in-Residence Jol Thoms. Photo: Michelle Bunton

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