First Saturday of Newest Featured Artist: Trevor Wilson
TREVOR WILSON: NEW ARTIST ON WINTER WALL: OPENS FRI FEB 26
The Art Garage celebrates regional artist Trevor Wilson, currently living in the Catskills, with an opening-by-appointment Friday, February 26, 4-6PM, and open hours Saturday Feb 27, 11AM-2PM. Current protocol is that visitors call or text the gallery to reserve a viewing spot, for safety. The show will be on view through March, open daily by appointment. Text 315-941-9607 or call 607-547-5327. This is the third transformation of the Winter Wall, a moving piece in the Winter Show.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Featured artist Trevor Wilson will present a series of small, elegant and mesmerizing grid-based drawings that he terms ‘complex psychic architecture’ – all envisioned as possibilities for much larger works. “What started out as a formal exercise in form has evolved into a practice of world-building,” he noted, “combining interests in grid-based structures, meditation, pattern and archetype.” Wilson works with a minimalist approach, using only paper, graphite and colored pencil. The Art Garage show presents his ‘graphic sketches’: a rare window into his working process. “Although appearing to be highly ordered and tightly controlled,” he noted, in fact “ I consider my practice deeply intuitive.” He has been investigating the confluence of meditation and grid-based drawing as a fine art practice.
Spending early childhood in Brooklyn, Trevor Wilson also has roots in the area, particularly in South New Berlin, where he has family. In his teens he moved to California, graduating from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He has been designing and fabricating architectural glass in upstate New York since 1998. He was a partner with WRW Studio in Charlottesville, NY where he worked on major projects mostly on the East Coast with designer David Wilson and artist Walter Reisen. The business closed in 2008 due to the economic downturn. He established Trevor Wilson Studio in 2015, outside of Hobart, and lives on a mountain top, where he makes art and lives close to nature.
The Winter Show will also offer a fresh shipment of textiles by Ada Yonenaka—hangings and scarves– as well as paintings by Tracy Helgeson, Robert Seward ceramics, small figurative sculptures by Alice Hudson and works by Lavern Kelley, renowned farmer folk artist. Located at 689 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown, the Art Garage is open seven days a week with an appointment. Text 315-941-9607 or call 607-547-5327. The gallery provides off-road parking. Visitors are reminded to park in the driveway and not on the town road.