Body X Landscape

College Station Artist in Residence, Trevor Coopersmith, ends his tenure with a Gallery that explores the juxtapositions between humanity and the natural world. His exhibit will include an interactive piece that is sure to be fun for the whole family!

His gallery opens July 20th and runs until August 12th; the opening reception will be July 29th from 5:30 to 7 at the Arts Council.

 

Meet Trevor Coopersmith 

Trevor Coopersmith is the founder of the Urban Art Scholarship Foundation and holds a Bachelors in Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Coopersmith was recently accepted to the University of London Goldsmiths MFA program but has withdrawn to pursue his artistic career elsewhere. Trevor has exhibited internationally, online and is a current artist in residence in College Station, Texas.

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Artist Statement

"Throughout my artistic career I have experimented with non-traditional painting techniques and produced symbols of aesthetic and social contemplation. My recent work explores juxtapositions between humanity and the natural world. My painting practice has centered around representing artistic language, ephemeral spaces, documenting individual experiences and translating coexistence onto the canvas. "

 

 

Interactive Piece

Celestial Navigations

Spray paint, acrylic, chalk on wood

"Inspired by a student on the autism spectrum, this interactive piece was created in hopes to explore the most intuitive and youthful parts of ourselves. Drawing with chalk is primarily a childhood experience, but how often are we given the opportunity to scribble carelessly as we enter adulthood? In order to find answers to the complex questions of existence and everyday life, please consider yourself a part of the piece. Chalk is presented to outline part of your body or your whole self. With a helping hand, feel free to interact with Celestial Navigations and find your place in this world.

 

Thank you and please be considerate of your health during the interaction."