As humans irrevocably wreak havoc on Earth’s ecosystem, like a doomed parasite devouring its host, we cling to an optimistic hope for salvation through space travel. Waste of Space presents Ian Trask’s harrowing vision of a distant future in which humanity ignores the lessons of the past and leaves in its wake a multitude of planets that inevitably fall victim to the same sad fate as our current celestial home.
Ian Trask was an artist-in-residence at the Invisible Dog from 2009 until 2015 when he relocated to midcoast Maine. His sculptures transform waste materials and commercial byproducts into refined aesthetic objects through an alchemistic procedure of reinterpreting a material’s value and usefulness. Trask chooses to create his art from things that are either discarded or donated by others in the deliberate effort to let scarcity and access dictate the direction of his work.
October 20–December 31, 2018
Saturday, October 20
The Glass House
51 Bergen St.