On View: Because I come from the earth’s inside
December 2, 2023 - February 24, 2024
Is the total black, being spoken
From the earth’s inside.
There are many kinds of open.
How a diamond comes into a knot of flame
How a sound comes into a word, coloured
By who pays what for speaking.
I am black because I come from the earth’s inside
Take my word for jewel in your open light.
Kara Springer is an artist based between New York and Toronto. She 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 care and 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 the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Her work has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery of the Bahamas, the National Gallery of Jamaica, and the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Arts. She is an alum of the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Core fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.