For his exhibition Mind Loops, Ian Trask presents a new series of sculpture and installation works created with materials intercepted from the local waste stream. Emulating the critical role decomposers (like moss and fungi) play in reinvigorating natural ecosystems, Trask’s practice is a holistic system of recirculating and organizing man-made debris.
Influenced by his experience and education in the science field, this exhibition juxtaposes improvisational textile-based installations with meticulously designed and measured suspended sculptures. In this dialogue, Trask reflects upon the complex interplay of the logic-driven left brain and the creatively abstract right brain.
Ian Trask is a sculptor and multimedia artist living and working in Maine. He’s exhibited at Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Wassaic Project (New York), Cove Street Arts, Waterville Creates, and the Danforth Gallery at University of Maine, among others. Trask has been an artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY), Mass MOCA (North Adams, MA), Marble House Project (Dorset, VT), and most recently at the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation (Rockland, ME). In 2018 he self-published his first artist book Strange Histories: A Bizarre Collaboration, and has been featured in numerous publications, such as the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Portland Press Herald, Brooklyn Magazine, and Christian Century.
This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.