Warrenville Inspired Featured Artist: Andrew CopperSmith

Warrenville Inspired closes this Sunday.  We hope you enjoy reading a little bit about one of other featured artists, Andrew CopperSmith, a Glen Ellyn native, and then stop by the museum to see the exhibit before it closes.

A big congratulations to Andrew as well, as he finishes his Master of Fine Arts this spring from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  His work will be featured in the MFA 2012 Graduation Show that opens this Friday (http://blogs.saic.edu/gradexhibition2012/).  See more about Andrew’s work at his website http://www.andrewcoppersmith.com.

Artist Statement

“I am curious about everyday forms and materials and the given spaces and environments that bring them contextual meaning. Through my sculptural practice I investigate the potential of recontextualizing these forms and materials to question the perception of what constitutes the ordinary and mundane aspects of the everyday.  Through this      investigation of daily perception, I utilize conceptual strategies of abstraction and narrative non sequitur to develop my intentions within my working process. With examining the familiar and often overlooked aspects of our physical surroundings, I am provoked to create work that highlights the poetic sensibility of the common and usual.

“In my practice of exploring the everyday object, I use the method of making sequence-based images to document the human relationship with form and material in daily routine.  This form of documentation  assists in applying the ideas of arrangement, placement, variation, scale, texture, dimension, and depth of the given form and material depicted in the image.  The assessment of thinking through these images enables me to metaphorically contemplate how specific formal aspects of materiality can construct a personal visual lexicon.  This image-based research of ubiquitous materiality informs how I address and deal with objects in my sculptural practice.”

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