EMERSON COOPER

Posted on June 24, 2014 by Editorial Staff

“Mending the Labyrinth” is and extensive body of work by artist Emerson Cooper for the first time as a solo show in New York. Emerson Cooper is a vintage photographs and Victorian cabinet cards collector. His work start from the transformation of these photos into meticulously constructed, psychologically charged artworks by using a mix of thread, paint, collage or digital manipulation. Used widely from the mid-19th century after the invention of albumen prints by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard, the cabinet card remains a familiar visual object. Contemporaneous to the use of cabinet cards were the psychoanalytical theories of Freud and the high point of public interest in freak shows, and Cooper recalls these areas of interest simultaneously. Cooper’s images often allude to the sinister and plunge us headlong into the depths of identity and psyche, the real and the unreal, and the anguish of memory.

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Photo/ Man With Spiral, 2007-2010

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