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Blister Pact // Ian Trask


Ian Trask’s newest installation, Blister Pact, is an examination of the materialistic culture in which we live. There’s a product for every purpose, and a package for every product. The rapid obsolescence of technologies and designs leaves behind innumerable forms, detached from both their intended function and meaning with the passage of time. Plastic blister packs are the cast-off ghostly impressions of those forgotten forms.

Thousands of plastic packages were sourced from consumers and producers in the artist’s community and woven together into a towering monument to tell the story of the sensitive state of our environment and the divergent possibilities of the human legacy. Drawing inspiration from the architecture and glyphic writing systems of ancient burial memorials, Blister Pact presents a physical narrative of the community’s consumer patterns today.

A special thanks to Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation, whose generous support made this project possible.

This exhibition has been made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Invisible Dog Art Center’s 2015 Exhibition series is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Ian Trask is a scientist-turned-artist living in Brooklyn, NY who explores the inherent aesthetics of material waste.


On View
March 7—April 11

Main Space
51 Bergen St

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 7

Gallery Hours
Thursday—Saturday, 1—7pm
Sunday, 1—5pm


Earlier Event: February 20
Emily Climbs (Machine Méchant)