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Cara Despain: Specter

Saturday, Jun 11
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Join The Bass for a members-only preview and opening of our latest exhibition!

Join us 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. After the preview, stay for a talk with the artist starting at 12pm.

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 free with your RSVP to Bass Affiliate members and above. Not yet a member? Join today!

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Saturday, Jun 11
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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