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Cara Despain: Specter

Saturday, Jun 11, 2022
6:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

Join The Bass for the opening of our latest exhibition!

Join us from 6 – 9 PM for the opening of Specter, an exhibition of works by film and video, sound, sculpture, photography and installation artist Cara Despain, on view from June 11 through September 18, 2022.

Cara Despain’s works in challenge American frontier psychology, addressing the persistent and problematic romanticism of land acquisition, industrialization and empire building. Through rigorous site-specific research—often studying, casting and collecting material in the field–Despain visualizes the current geological epoch by revealing the consequences human manipulation has on ecological systems and the environment.

Using the midcentury Atomic Age as a lens to interpret the present looming threat of nuclear war, Despain reframes ready-mades and archives to underscore the irreversible consequences and to convey the latent psychic imprint and cultural memory left in the wake of weapons development and testing.

This is event is included in the price of museum admission and is free with your RSVP to Bass Members. Not yet a member? Join today!

Specter Feature

The exhibition is part of the Knight Art Commissions Program funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Generous support for this exhibition is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


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Saturday, Jun 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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