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SUBJECT: Grenfell: Grenfell gallery to open exhibit of sculpture, videos and 2-D works

DATE: January 8, 2010

     The Grenfell Art Gallery will open its first exhibition of the New Year, Where the Words Go, on Thursday, Jan. 14.

     Montreal artist Karen Trask will show her compelling sculpture, videos and two-dimensional works, which dissect and reassemble language and text in novel and unexpected ways. For example, one of the sculptures was created from spun paper pages from dictionaries. Trask’s unusual work engages the viewer on both the micro and macro level.

     Karen Trask is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. She holds an MFA from Concordia University and a BA from the University of Waterloo. Her work has been presented in many solo and groups exhibitions in Canada, Europe, United States, India and Mexico. In 2008, the artist was awarded the Paris Studio from the Conseil des arts et des letters du Quebec. Her work may be found in such public collections as the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Canada Council Art Bank; the National Library of Canada; and the National Library of Quebec.

     As well, Karen Trask will be working all next week on a site-specific installation along the skywalk leading from the Fine Arts Building to the Library and Computing Building.

     Come by next week to see the artist create this work and join us for the opening reception on Thursday, 5-7 p.m., during which the artist will give a tour of the exhibition. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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