Emerson is quietly at work repairing the universe. No really its true. His story began many years ago after his black cat Roger spoke to him in a dream. Ever since Emerson has seen repair as his mission. Repurposing found images and objects from his flotsam archive he constructs his imaginary lost stories. Forever present are his favorite themes of looming disaster, unspoken injury, survival and transcendence. Emerson believes in everyday heroes, guardian spirits and the enduring after-life. Emerson Cooper works and lives in New York City.
The people of Spain have been celebrating the 100th birthday of the Spanish painter, poster designer, and muralist, Josep Renau, through a number of tributes, not the least of which has been a traveling exhibition; Josep Renau (1907-1982): Commitment and Culture. Organized by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the University of Valencia, Spain, the exhibit is now running at the Universidad de Zaragoza until January 30th, 2009 (View the Spanish language or English translated website). Comprised of over 200 works including photomontage creations, drawings, paintings, and posters, the exhibit spans the artist’s entire influential career.