A.P.E.X. Events Presents Cara Despain

Published: February 22, 2021 | Author: Southern Utah University | Read Time: 2 minutes

A.P.E.X. Events Presents Cara DespainA.P.E.X. Events is happy to welcome Cara Despain. Despain is an acclaimed artist whose work spans film, sculpture, photography and installation addresses issues of land use, climate change, visualizing the Anthropocene, land ownership and the problematics of frontierism. Join A.P.E.X. Events in-person or virtually on February 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center at Southern Utah University. 

“Cara is a powerful artistic voice with a deep connection to the Southwest," said Dr. Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events. "Her art is smart and filled with a deep consciousness for our natural world! I can’t wait to meet her and learn more about her process. ”

Despain was born in Salt Lake City, Utah (1983) and currently lives in Miami, Florida and works between the two. She holds a BFA from the University of Utah (2006). In 2012, she was selected for the Salt Lake City Mayor's Award in the visual arts, and in 2016 she was selected for the South Florida Consortium Fellowship. Her work is included in Rubell Family Collection and the Scholl Collection, as well as the State of Utah and Salt Lake County art collections.

Recent exhibitions include: it doesn’t look like paradise anymore at Southern Oregon University; FREE! at Brickell City Center, Miami; Cryin’ Out Loud at the Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, Fringe
Projects, Miami, Slow Burn at Spinello Projects, Miami; and No Man's Land at Rubell Family Collection,
Miami. In 2014 she was the Art Director for the feature-length film The Strongest Man that premiered at
the Sundance Film Festival (2015), as well as A Name Without a Place which premiered at the Miami
International Film Festival (2019).

A.P.E.X. Events is SUU’s premier weekly lecture series, with speakers and presenters invited from all areas of the world. While on campus, guests are invited to interact with students and faculty in multiple ways, with opportunities to connect and network in vast areas of scholarship. All A.P.E.X. events are free and open to the public.

This semester, A.P.E.X. Event presentations will also be streamed live via Zoom. Join the event virtually at suu-edu.zoom.us/j/95861182001?pwd=U2NpZnhNR1NDMGtndWt0RVNSNEJLZz09.  

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