Come on out to Museum L-A in Auburn for the Maine Innovation Expo on Saturday May 29 from 10am-3pm. Ian will have a booth and will be sharing about his work and process of creative reuse.
Ian’s Strange Histories piece “Parlay” won the award for “Best in Show” at the Art2018 group exhibition at the Harlow Gallery.
Best in Show and a $500 cash prize sponsored by The Kennebec Valley Art Association was awarded to Ian Trask of Topsham for his mixed media assemblage entitled “Parlay.” Engstrom [curator] wrote, “Ian’s use of a multitude of layers in both idea and materials is truly intriguing. The reuse and layering of found materials draws the viewer in to create these strange narratives along with their own.”
Check out the other prize winners here.
It’s always fun to get written up in the Bowdoin College newspaper. A few students approached me for an interview for a special edition of the paper that highlighted numerous shops/studios/businesses based in Ft. Andross, Brunswick.
I recently had the unique experience of seeing my artwork on a tv sitcom - “Alex, Inc” is a new show on ABC starring Zach Braff. If you’re familiar with Alex Blumberg and Gimlet Media, “Alex, Inc” is the tv version of the Start Up podcast. Thanks to Fiercely Curious for coordinating the opportunity.
It feels good to be working with curator Erin Przekop of Fiercely Curious. Check out the most recent show that she put together for Galerie Protege - It includes a new piece of mine that incorporates LEDs (which is a first for me).
With slides incorporated into their medium, the artists featured in ReVIEWing the 35mm Slide revive these once-powerful recorders of art, memory, and time, transforming the worlds contained within their 2-inch x 2-inch cardboard or plastic frames. Curator Maryann J. Riker notes, “By elevating the 35mm slide and the slide projector, we celebrate the slide as a form of storytelling and thereby commemorate its importance in the history of recording culture.”
What an amazing opportunity to be included in the Materiality group show at the Center For Maine Contemporary Art. Thank you Bethany Engstrom for curating the show.
A BIG THANKS to Tilly Laskey for including Ian in the group show she curated for the Maine Historical Society in Portland. “Spark! Maine Art Stories” explores the varied ways Mainers express themselves, and features sixteen contemporary Maine artists who are diverse in their geography, their artistic mediums, and inspirations.