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Common Street Arts unveils new large-scale art exhibit

The installation is made entirely from reimagined consumer waste.
Waterville Creates unveils new exhibit at Common Street Arts.
Waterville Creates unveils new exhibit at Common Street Arts.(WABI)
Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 5:12 PM EDT
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WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - An exhibit in Waterville is giving new meaning to the saying ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’

Common Street Arts in Waterville is presenting new work by Ian Trask entitled, unEarth.

The large-scale installation is made entirely from reimagined consumer waste.

Trask chooses to create his art from discarded or otherwise unwanted material to let scarcity and access dictate the direction of his work.

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As human-induced climate change continues to evolve, the associated impacts on the Earth’s ecosystems are unfolding before our eyes in real-time. To hold a mirror to some of the destructive human behaviors that contribute to this widespread undoing of the planet, Common Street Arts will present a new work by Ian Trask entitled, unEarth. unEarth is a large-scale installation made entirely from reimagined consumer waste on display at Common Street Arts (CSA) from August 11 through December 31. The unEarth exhibition will be on view through CSA’s social media channels including Facebook and Instagram; associated virtual programming and additional video content will be accessible throughout the duration of the exhibition. Special gallery hours will be available by reservation. “My goal for unEarth was to create something with significance that extends well beyond the appreciation of the gallery viewing experience,” says artist Ian Trask. “Beneath its ordered and beautiful surface, you will encounter memorable moments and connections that will stick in your mind and germinate into something even more profound. I’m excited to be partnering with such a smart, resourceful, and energized organization in this challenging moment.” unEarth is made possible through the generous support from the Ellis–Beauregard Foundation, MaineGeneral Health, and Waterfront Maine. For more information about unEarth and related programs please visit www.watervillecreates.org and the Common Street Arts Facebook Page. @ian_trask @maineartscommission @ellisbeauregardfoundation @kennebecexplorer #waterfrontmaine #artinstallation #artexhibition #virtualexhibition #unEarth #commonstreetarts #virtualgallery #maineartscene

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“Ian Trask is really looking at items that we discard in our every day lives and he’s taking these elements that we would consider trash and transforming them into these wonderful, beautifully aesthetic pieces that really make us wonder about our impact in the world,” said Waterville Creates Vice President Patricia King.

You can view the exhibit via the Common Street Arts social media channels and virtual programming.

Special gallery hours will be available by reservation.

The exhibit will be open through December 31st.

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