The Copley Society of Art is pleased to announce Focus & Perspective, the first solo exhibition by Somerville-based artist, Matthew McCosco. An opening reception will be held Thursday September 10th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Copley Society of Art. The exhibition is on display through October 28th in the Red Room Gallery.
A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Matt was awarded the “Young Collector’s Award” for Emerging Artists last May. Copley Society’s Young Collectors Board annually presents this award to an emerging artist member who displays exemplary skill and individuality.
Matt finds inspiration in the infinite forms of people and portraits with a variety of texture, shape, tone, and beauty. Each portrait presents a unique challenge to capture its essence with a sense of realism and emotion. His fervent and symbolic pieces are rife with dynamic poses and tension. With each drawing, he encapsulates the sitter’s spirit in that instant. Throughout the collection, Matt highlights various emotions and vulnerabilities through form and gesture, brought to life by expert draftsmanship.