Karen Abel is a Canadian artist and naturalist based in Toronto. She creates site-sensitive installation and public art works that consider, engage and accommodate 21st century urban ecology and biodiversity. She holds an interdisciplinary Master in Environmental Studies from York University in environmental art practice and studio art. Concerned with ephemera and ‘slow art’ processes, Karen’s ecological art projects have garnered awards including Ontario Arts Council grants for art gardens with the Ontario Science Centre and Walpole Island First Nation.
Gladstone Grow Op: Exploring landscape and place, is a four-day event that celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape and place across a broad range of creative practices. Grow Op will explore new territories and uncover new ways of expression and meaning through projects that represent a wide range of approaches from the prosaic to the poetic, the elemental to the ephemeral.
April 25 – 28, 2013