Emilie Halpern & Eric Zimmerman: Cosmos
May 8 - June 26, 2010
3913 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
LA based artist Emilie Halpern and Austin artist Eric Zimmerman are featured in their first two-person exhibition at Art Palace! In Cosmos, Halpern’s romantic photographs and sculpture are paired with Zimmerman’s graphite drawings, etchings, and sculpture. In a collaborative piece both artists’ voices are recorded as they read Carl Sagan’s text Pale Blue Dot– the alternating sentences loop endlessly through a pair of Califone tape recorders. Both artists explore those places in knowledge and culture where seemingly unrelated and disparate juxtapositions open a doorway between the fact of the physical world and the possibilities of myth and magic. You have got to check out Zimmerman’s meticulous drawing of Clint Eastwood as The Outlaw Josey Wales too.