16 x 24 inch Canson Baryta Photographique II print
Edition 1 of 11
$1,300 unframed, $1,600 framed
This structure was constructed, documented, and disassembled on the shore of Lake Ontario as part of a series titled Repositioned Objects. The series recontextualizes minimalist structures in settings ranging from the Caribbean seascape to the grounds of a former plantation. I originally made this simple repeating frame in 2012 after a prompt from Andil Gosine to build a roti hut for his project Rum & Roti and then dragged the pieces out of storage a few years later. In the winter of 2015 on the shore of Lake Ontario, I assembled the twenty-two pieces of pre-cut wood, painted them white, and bound them together at right angles with aluminum brackets. The temperature was 14 degrees below zero - the paint began to freeze as it was applied. A Ukrainian man at the lake feeding the geese held the vertical frame steady for me as I attached the brackets. While we worked, he told me about the cold in Siberia.
Kara Springer is particularly concerned with armature—the underlying structure that holds the flesh of a body in place. She works with photography, sculpture, and site-specific interventions to explore systems of structural support through engagement with architecture, urban infrastructure, and systems of institutional and political power. Springer holds degrees from the University of Toronto, ENSCI les Ateliers in Paris, and Temple University in Philadelphia. Her work has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, Artists Space New York, TENT Rotterdam, the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Arts, the National Gallery of the Bahamas, and the National Gallery of Jamaica, and is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Wedge Collection, and The Whitney Museum of American Art. She is an alum of the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art and currently holds a fellowship with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Core Program.
KARA SPRINGER Untitled, Lake Ontario, 2015
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